Each week, the Priorities Podcast will take you through the latest in state and local government technology news and analysis. The program will explore trending stories throughout the week, as well as feature conversations with top executives across government and industry on things like modernization, emerging technology and digital services.

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States gear up for federal broadband funding

by • 5 days ago

On the Priorities Podcast, North Carolina broadband official Nate Denny explains his approach to new federal funding for high-speed internet.

IT modernization moves forward in Vermont with $140 million

by • 2 weeks ago

On the Priorities podcast, Vermont CIO John Quinn outlines IT modernization efforts. Oklahoma CISO Matt Singleton weighs in on cyber grants.

New York rethinks digital services as the pandemic wanes

by • 3 weeks ago

New York CTO Rajiv Rao talks about digital services. Massachusetts CIO Curt Wood weighs in on modernization.

Fostering diversity in state IT requires ‘vulnerability’

by • 4 weeks ago

On the Priorities podcast, Tennessee CIO Stephanie Dedmon shares what she's learned from a diversity and inclusion initiative in her agency, and Wyoming cybersecurity officials talk about how they're preparing for new federal grants.

Driving innovation in the hub of Silicon Valley

by • 1 month ago

On the Priorities podcast, San Jose chief innovation officer Clay Garner outlines his approach to closing the digital divide and embracing emerging tech.

Kansas prioritizes cyber, IT modernization, workforce

by • 1 month ago

On the Priorities Podcast, Kansas IT chief DeAngela Burns-Wallace talks about how cyber fits into her top priorities, and NSGIC’s Jenna Leveille and Dan Ross on the group’s future.

A blueprint for privacy professionals across state government

by • 2 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Utah’s privacy lead Christopher Bramwell on training. New York CIO explains how to boost the state’s cyber posture.

Delaware pushes to connect ‘each and every home’

by • 2 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Delaware CIO Jason Clarke on closing the broadband gap. Rep. Jim Langevin on future cyber legislation.

Why school districts need to be more transparent on cyber

by • 2 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: K12 SIX’s Doug Levin explains why schools don't disclose cyberattacks. Maryland CDO Pat McLoughlin explains his approach.

Data is key to performance management in Nebraska

by • 2 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Nebraska CIO Ed Toner overviews how to measure improvement with data. Texas CISO Nancy Rainosek gives an update on the TexRAMP cloud security program.

Former NYC CTO joins wireless broadband company 

by • 2 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast, Former NYC CTO John Paul Farmer reflects on his time with the city and looks ahead to his new role with WeLink. Karen Evans offers tips on ransomware protection.

How open data helps cities be more accountable

by • 3 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin outlines how his office uses data in its audits and reports on city operations.

Will federal funding close the broadband gap for good?

by • 3 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Colorado CIO Tony Neal-Graves, ILSR’s Chris Mitchell on the broadband gap. Maryland CIO Mike Leahy talks music.

Former NYC CISO on creating cyber ‘center of gravity’

by • 3 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Geoff Brown, the former head of NYC Cyber Command, reflects on building the city’s information security agency.

New Wyoming CIO to prioritize cybersecurity, modernization

by • 3 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Wyoming's new CIO Bill Vajda outlines his approach, Auth0’s Salman Ladha explains the identity challenges in government right now.

The keys to success for a public sector CIO

by • 4 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: NASCIO’s Doug Robinson and former CIO Stu Davis talk about the qualities of a good CIO. Govs. Asa Hutchinson, Jared Polis and John Bel Edwards outline their approach to infrastructure and cyber funding.

Nelson Moe looks back at his tenure as Virginia’s CIO

by • 4 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: former Virginia CIO Nelson Moe offers advice and Deloitte’s Meghan Sullivan and Thomas Beck detail the year ahead for state CIOs.

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