How Indiana's data-privacy policies prepared the state for COVID-19

by • 7 days ago

Indiana Chief Privacy Officer Ted Cotterill said several years of transforming the state's culture of enterprise data-sharing paid off during the health crisis.

Pandemic elevated CIOs' roles, NASCIO survey finds

by • 1 week ago

The association's annual survey of its members found that many CIOs are at the forefront of their states' responses to the historic health crisis.

New York City graduates first class of pandemic innovation fellows

by • 2 weeks ago

A class of 14 technologists helped the city complete several initiatives, including broadband mapping and a data dashboard to track hate crimes across the five boroughs.

CIOs hope pandemic gives tech 'permanent seat at the table'

by • 2 weeks ago

A group of state and city IT leaders said the pandemic's made their departments more important than ever.

For IT modernization, Montana CIO says 'strike while the iron is hot'

by • 3 weeks ago

Montana CIO Tim Bottenfield called on his counterparts to push "aggressively" for IT modernization funding before the memory of the pandemic begins to fade.

State workers more engaged with security since pandemic, CISOs say

by • 3 weeks ago

"We have a heightened awareness of how important security is," Colorado CISO Deborah Blyth said during an online event about post-pandemic IT.

Revised pandemic relief bill aims to patch state and local budgets

by • 3 weeks ago

The House's latest attempt at a COVID-19 stimulus bill includes funds for broadband mapping and election administration.

Facing budget shortfalls, cities begin furloughing tech workers

by • 1 month ago

Their finances punished by the coronavirus pandemic, cities are preparing to furlough many of their workers, and IT officials are no exemption.

Election questions? Idaho's new Watson-powered chatbot has answers

by • 1 month ago

The Idaho secretary of state's office this year implemented an IBM Watson assistant to answer voters' questions about absentee ballots, voter registration and polling places.