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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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.

Cincinnati sewer district taps sensors for better data on dumping, COVID-19

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On the Priorities Podcast, an official from the Cincinnati sewer district explains how sensors are changing waste treatment.

Texas pushes citizen services growth with app

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On the Priorities Podcast, Texas CIO Amanda Crawford on the state’s citizen services app. New York CIO Tony Riddick on cybersecurity.

Pennsylvania targets ‘data modernization’ for citizen service

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On the Priorities Podcast, Pennsylvania CIO John MacMillan on approaching citizen service. Connecticut CIO Mark Raymond talks consolidation.

States gear up for federal broadband funding

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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

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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

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

Fostering diversity in state IT requires ‘vulnerability’

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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

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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

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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.

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