Alan Shark

States may need extension on cyber grants, NASCIO director says

by • 4 weeks ago

The federal fiscal year is winding down, even as states continue to wait for instructions on a $1 billion cyber grants program.

What the MSP alert means for local governments

by • 3 months ago

An alert from the U.S. and its allies about threats against managed service providers is a "wakeup call" for companies that local governments depend upon.

Local governments worry about getting 'left out' of new cyber grant program

by • 7 months ago

State and local IT officials are equally eager for details on the new federal cybersecurity grant program as they plan for the year ahead.

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

by • 12 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 • 1 year 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 • 2 years 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 • 4 years ago

The association for city and county IT officers will become part of the larger training and certification organization for technology officials.