Pandemic kindled 'newfound interest' in government's IT modernization project

by • 5 days ago

Google executive Todd Schroeder said recent successes rapidly upgrading legacy systems in state and local government will have a lasting effect on the mindsets of IT leaders.

Pandemic telework broadened the target area for ransomware attacks, state officials say

by • 2 weeks ago

Government cybersecurity efforts now need to account for workers' home networks and personal devices, state CISOs said.

'I can't sit on the sideline': Black CIOs on facing racial bias

by • 3 weeks ago

As the nation contends with its history of racism, two of government's black technology leaders reflect on personal and professional challenges surrounding race and how they intend to use their hard-won positions for positive change.

Pandemic accelerated states' identity and access management projects

by • 3 weeks ago

CIOs and industry experts said in a webcast Thursday that identity and access management has proven increasingly important amid the pandemic's remote-work paradigm.

States' rushed IT upgrades spark data leaks, transparency concerns

by • 2 months ago

The pandemic is forcing states to accelerate upgrades to critical IT systems, which in turn is compromising personal data and upending normal procurement steps.

'Digital town squares' boost internet speeds in mid-sized communities

by • 3 months ago

Networking infrastructure investments in three mid-sized communities are resulting in faster internet and lower latency for residents and businesses.

With new deputy CIO, Illinois poised to modernize IT

by • 4 months ago

With state CIO Ron Guerrier's role confirmed and chief of staff Jennifer Ricker appointed the state's first deputy CIO, the team says it's ready to address Illinois' many aging systems.

Illinois hires new chief data officer

by • 8 months ago

Tammy Roust, a former associate director of the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, will take over the state government's data practice.

‘30 percent’ of Illinois state IT workforce eligible to retire

by • 8 months ago

State CIO Ron Guerrier says it’s a problem seen in many states, and one that’s prompted him to explore new recruitment methods.