States and localities got $350 billion. Here's how they're spending it on IT
Buoyed by the American Rescue Plan, CIOs have been able to make investments in new projects and "mundane stuff." But they're trying to be strategic about it.
State, local tech leaders push for post-pandemic modernization
NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson and other tech leaders told members of Congress how state and local tech can mature after COVID-19.
CIOs face budget pressure from pandemic in 2021
Financial shortfalls were not as bad as projected, but "we're going to see reduced spending models" for some time, NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson said.
Cities, counties unenthused by 'smart' projects in 2020, survey shows
According to survey data released by the Public Technology Institute, just 10% of local government CIOs believe “smart” initiatives are met by agency leaders with enthusiasm.
Ransomware solution? Outsource all IT, says local government expert
The head of the Public Technology Institute says it's time for small and midsize local governments to admit they're outmatched.
Public Technology Institute to become part of CompTIA
The association for city and county IT officers will become part of the larger training and certification organization for technology officials.
Expect 'flat' budgets, even more turnover for state and local IT in 2018
Government tech advocacy groups say new technologies are advancing fast, leadership is turning over even faster, but budgets are mostly staying the same.
For emerging tech like body worn cameras, law enforcement struggles to find funding
New survey data shows that city law enforcement agencies are "suffering" as demand for new services rises but budgets stay steady.
Local CIOs see ransomware, blockchain, AI on the horizon for 2017
County, city and municipal governments will focus less on website portals, cloud services and perimeter-based security in 2017, according to a Public Technology Institute infographic.