Pandemic sped adoption of states' digital services, exposed lapses in preparation
States' earlier work moving agencies to the cloud or building processes and relationships have paid off in spades during a pandemic that has shortened timelines and stretched organizations' capabilities.
Arizona readies libraries for public Wi-Fi access
Donations from the technology firm Cisco and state agencies are providing five libraries across Arizona with Wi-Fi hotspots to support workers and students.
Arizona promotes interim CIO J.R. Sloan to permanent role
J.R. Sloan, who had been running the Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology office since last August, now has the role on a full-time basis.
Arizona CIO Morgan Reed resigns
The state's top IT official since 2015, Reed was responsible for several major projects including a new data center and a statewide G Suite migration.
Arizona appoints new CISO from within governor's office
Tim Roemer, who's worked in a variety of roles under Gov. Doug Ducey, is now the state's top cybersecurity official.
States still need more money for election security, report says
A paper by New York University's Brennan Center for Law and Justice sounds a familiar refrain in states' push to fund election security efforts.
NGA selects six states for election cybersecurity policy academy
Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will spend the next six months studying election security to come up with plans ahead of the 2020 election.
CIOs should use governance, cost savings to urge collaboration
On an episode of the Priorities podcast, state IT leaders say governance that forces cost savings and collaboration is most effective.
Cloud sets the baseline for analytics, cost savings in Arizona
Arizona CIO Morgan Reed says the state's cloud-first policy has resulted in millions of dollars of savings for the state and set the baseline for better data analysis.