Local governments worry about getting 'left out' of new cyber grant program
State and local IT officials are equally eager for details on the new federal cybersecurity grant program as they plan for the year ahead.
On cybersecurity, local IT officials still struggle to gain leaders' interest
CompTIA's Public Technology Institute found that local cyber budgets increased slightly over the past year, but many elected officials still aren't tuning in.
CIOs face budget pressure from pandemic in 2021
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
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.
Most local CIOs bracing for budget cuts, survey finds
About half of local IT leaders polled by CompTIA expect budget cuts in 2020, but COVID-19's effect on government spending will ripple for years.
Industry groups add to support for state and local cybersecurity pandemic aid
Seven tech industry organizations want Congress to shore up government IT security as states and cities continue running many of their operations remotely.
Vendor-tracking software firm wields pandemic in latest pitch to states
TransparentBusiness, which last year lobbied nearly every state to use its software to monitor IT contractors, sees an opening in the telework surge.
New California tech lobby focuses on business with state and local government
Led by former California state official and CompTIA executive Jennifer Saha, TechCA will seek to help industry “be a better partner to government.”
Public Technology Institute to become part of CompTIA
The association for city and county IT officers will become part of the larger training and certification organization for technology officials.