Chatbots were a 'godsend' for states' pandemic responses, CIOs said
Technologies that can help agencies automate processes were a huge help this year, but there are still some pockets of reluctance in government, several state CIOs said.
Four states join cybersecurity automation pilot
Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Texas are working with a Johns Hopkins University lab to speed up how they react to threat intelligence.
One Arizona county is showing what GIS can do for elections
Maricopa County, Arizona, which is home to more than 2.4 million voters, has used geospatial information systems to perfect its legislative and precinct maps, and grow voter participation. But GIS adoption still lags in many other jurisdictions.
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.