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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Arizona’s CISO on welcoming a new governor

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On the Priorities podcast, Arizona CISO Tim Roemer talks preparing for both the Super Bowl and the inauguration of a new governor.

Massachusetts CIO Curtis Wood prepares for transition

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On the Priorities podcast, Massachusetts CIO Curtis Wood says he’s preparing for the first governor transition since joining the cabinet.

Texas by Texas platform saw unexpected growth

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On the Priorities podcast, Texas’ Jennifer Buaas says the state’s digital services platform is growing as more services come online.

Indiana tackles workforce woes with training program

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On the Priorities Podcast, Indiana’s Jon Rogers says a workforce program is getting residents trained and working in the state IT shop.

Shawn Riley looks to clean energy and crypto in post-CIO life

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On the Priorities podcast, North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley says he’s excited to work on clean energy and crypto when he leaves government.

Illinois prioritizes accessibility in IT planning

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On the Priorities podcast, Illinois' Jennifer Ricker and Mike Scott explain how the state is building accessibility into more projects.

As workforce hits ‘crisis’ level, cyber leaders push forward

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On the Priorities podcast, NASCIO’s Meredith Ward and Deloitte’s Srini Subramanian break down the group’s biennial cybersecurity survey.

NASCIO survey takes close look at future of state IT workforces

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On the Priorities Podcast this week, NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson shares findings from the group's annual member survey.

Los Angeles' controller loves data visualizations

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On the Priorities podcast, Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin says data visualizations are a key way to make government accessible.

Inside Oregon DOT’s massive system consolidation

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On the Priorities Podcast, Oregon DOT innovation lead Ben Kahn explains how his team took 99 legacy systems and merged them into one.

What small city CIOs have in common with big states

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On the Priorities podcast, Urbana, Illinois, IT Director Sanford Hess explains his approach to modernization in the central Illinois city.

A closer look at how Florida is rebuilding IT operations

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On the Priorities podcast, Florida CIO James Grant offers his insights on why this iteration of Florida IT might be the right one.

With new CTO, Georgia continues push to cloud

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On the Priorities Podcast, Georgia CTO Dmitry Kagansky says “there’s a lot of movement” in the state on cloud migration.

Louisville, Ky., codifies open data portal

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On the Priorities podcast, Louisville, Ky., Chief of Civic Innovation Technology Grace Simrall says the city's open data is getting new life.

Taking collaboration to the ‘smart cities’ movement

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On the Priorities podcast, Coral Gables, Fla., technology leader Raimundo Roduflo talks about his approach to “smart cities.”

California fights misinformation with COVID-19 chatbot

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On the Priorities podcast, two California’s press secretaries weigh in on their fight against COVID-19 misinformation.

Are ransomware attacks really on the downswing? It’s complicated

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On the Priorities podcast, Recorded Future’s Allan Liska explains new data that shows a decrease in the number of ransomware attacks against the public sector.

Seattle fund invests in tech education for the incarcerated

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On the Priorities podcast, two organizers of the Prison Scholar Fund explain how they’ll use a city grant to advance tech education.

A look at New Mexico CIO Peter Mantos’ top priorities

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On the Priorities podcast, New Mexico CIO Peter Mantos outlines his approach to the role. New Jersey’s innovation office turns to data.

A tale of two states’ cyber strategies

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Louisiana's Dustin Glover and Washington state's Bill Kehoe explain recent changes to their states' cyber strategies.

Secretaries of State prepare for insider threats in elections

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On the Priorities podcast, Secretaries of State from Colorado and Ohio say insider threats are a growing concern ahead of the 2022 elections.

How Michigan State U. is pushing broadband expansion

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On the Priorities podcast, Michigan State University CIO Melissa Woo says the university is expanding broadband access in the state.

State privacy officers look for ‘blind spots’ in IT projects

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On the Priorities podcast, Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Katy Ruckle says the role helps the state’s IT agency deliver on goals, as well as protecting data.

Maryland improves website navigation with analytics data

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On the Priorities Podcast, Maryland's Stefanos Ghebrehewariat says the state used its analytics data to inform its new website design.

What mayors interested in cryptocurrency need to think about

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On the Priorities Podcast, Brookings fellow Tonantzin Carmona says mayors need to take responsibility around cryptocurrency projects.

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