Alan Shark

States and localities got $350 billion. Here's how they're spending it on IT

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 7 months ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 4 years ago

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

by • 4 years ago

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

by • 5 years ago

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.