Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly appointed John Godfrey, who's held cybersecurity roles with the state government and state university system, as the new statewide CISO.
Jill Fraser, the state's interim chief information security officer, has been tapped to move into the role permanently.
James Sipe, who's led cybersecurity practices at many companies, including Amazon Web Services, has been named Pennsylvania's new chief information security officer.
Damian Oravez, the former cyber chief of Philadelphia International Airport, said he's in "listening mode" as the city's newest CISO.
Torry Crass, the CISO of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, replaces Rob Main who retired as chief risk officer last year.
John Israel, a longtime Minnesota cyber official, had been serving as interim chief information security officer since last October.
As federal cybersecurity grants arrive, most states are opting to share services and capabilities with local governments, rather than issue sub-grants.