Commentary

Why state and local government should prioritize IT standards

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Commentary: Red Hat's Bill Hirsch says IT standards are extremely valuable — so why aren't more state and local agencies adopting them?

New state CIOs should 'slow down to go fast'

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Commentary: North Carolina's former technology secretary and statewide CIO, Chris Estes, tells new IT chiefs how he developed a budget, roadmap and strategy.

Why NASTD's mainframe survey warrants a closer look

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Commentary: Claire Bailey, a Compuware executive and former Arkansas chief technology officer, says the mainframe's future is brighter than some recent analysis suggests.

Helping governors stay ahead of the innovation curve

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Commentary: Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada and 2017-18 chair of the National Governors Association, urges governors to keep pace with rapidly changing energy and transportation technologies.

For election security, a little identity management could go a long way

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Commentary: Ted Girard, a vice president at identity management firm Okta, encourages state and local election offices to use strong identity management security practices.

'Internet of things' poised for greatest impact, local IT leaders say

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IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain and autonomous systems top the list of most impactful emerging technologies for local government, according to a new infographic from the Public Technology Institute.

11 things I learned working in local government, Part 2

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Commentary: The former smart city program manager at Redlands, California, points out some "grossly overlooked" ideas and demystifies others.

11 things I learned working in local government

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Commentary: The former smart city program manager at Redlands, California, points out some "grossly overlooked" ideas and demystifies others.

Why Oklahoma's CIO is going to bat for states on federal IT regulations

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Commentary: Bo Reese, chief information officer for the state of Oklahoma and president of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, says states need regulations, but not like these.

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