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

On this week’s episode of the Priorities Podcast, the Pew Charitable Trusts are warning governors and legislators to be wary of an impending financial “cliff” after the recent influx of federal aid expires.

NASCIO’s latest federal advocacy priorities are out, and state CIOs are looking for additional clarity from the federal government on state and local cyber grants.

Nelson Moe, who stepped down as Virginia CIO earlier this month, talks about his proudest accomplishments in the six-plus years he led the commonwealth’s IT agency, what’s next for him and what advice he’d offer to his successor and other CIOs around the country.

Meghan Sullivan and Thomas Beck of Deloitte’s Government and Public Services practice offer their opinions on NASCIO’s annual top 10 list of state IT. The two highlight the changing landscape for cloud services, as well as what’s ahead for state CIOs this year.

This episode of the Priorities Podcast is brought to you by Deloitte.

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Priorities Podcast


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.

Hosted by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.