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The keys to success for a public sector CIO

On this week’s episode of the Priorities Podcast, CityCoins may expand next to Philadelphia after its initial rollouts in Miami and New York City.

Texas’ IT agency has a new mobile application that allows residents to renew their driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and professional licenses. More services are coming to the application soon, according to Texas Chief Information Officer Amanda Crawford.

Cleveland’s snow plow tracking website is back up and running after it malfunctioned just a day after its release during a snow storm. The tracker is new Mayor Justin Bibb’s response to residents frustrated with uncleared roads.

Doug Robinson, executive director of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, and former Ohio CIO Stu Davis discuss the qualities that make a good state CIO. The two offer their perspective on the tactics, approaches and skills public sector technology leaders need to be successful in today’s government environment.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards offer their takes on the incoming surge of federal dollars from the infrastructure law. In addition to spending on roads and bridges, the governors are also going to have to make decisions on how money from $1 billion in state and local cybersecurity grants is spent.

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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.