Georgia CTO Steve Nichols steps down after 20 years
Steve Nichols, who was hired as Georgia's chief technology officer in 2002 and served five CIOs, is joining the consulting firm Gartner.
Georgia’s CTO on taking a cloud-first posture to minimize technical debt
The state is shifting its cloud posture after the expense and fragility of its VPN-approach to connecting to on-prem data centers reached a tipping point, shares CTO Steve Nichols.
Georgia CIO says focus is 'constituent-first'
Georgia CIO Shawnzia Thomas said at an AWS Summit that her state is moving "as many applications as we can" to cloud services.
Georgia says new voter registration system will cut down long lines
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a deal with Salesforce to build a new voter registration system to replace a nine-year-old platform.
Georgia's 'chief cloud officer' role could become a fixture in state government
Dmitry Kagansky, Georgia's first chief cloud officer, could soon see counterparts appear in other states, said CIO Shawnzia Thomas.
Cobb County, Georgia, plans to grow cybersecurity team
Leaders of the Atlanta suburb voted to add four new positions to its cybersecurity team by the end of the year.
Georgia Gov. Kemp selects human services official as new statewide CIO
Shawnzia Thomas, who's spent the past 13 years in various roles at the Georgia state government, will replace longtime CIO Calvin Rhodes, who stepped down earlier this month.
Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes to step down this month
After a decade as the state's top technology official, Calvin Rhodes will take a role in the private sector supporting governments in their use of technology, officials said.
With new support, Brown Girls Code plans expansion to additional cities
The nonprofit will receive additional support this year from the consulting group Ignite Cities, furthering its mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in the technology sector.