Illinois CIO Kirk Lonbom announces retirement
From undercover police officer to statewide chief information officer, Lonbom now wraps up nearly four decades of public service.
'Autonomous Illinois' promises economic benefit, public goods
The initiative for connected and autonomous vehicles comes from an executive order signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Illinois hires CIO to oversee tech in state education programs
Kevin Parker, previously the leader of Rhode Island's government innovation office, started the role in July.
Cook County overcomes 'tremendous amount of skepticism' to complete $75 million ERP upgrade
Officials of the Chicago-area municipality tick off the benefits of combining eight outdated systems into a single modern solution for all 22,000 county employees.
Illinois forms council to get seniors and low-income residents online
The group will research, advise and advocate around bringing more of the state's disconnected residents online.
Illinois rounds up local governments for smart street lighting workshop
Officials say smart streetlights are a foundational technology that will serve as a first step in Illinois' ambitious smart state initiative.
State chief data officers have some suggestions for the White House as it revises federal data guidelines
A group of 13 top statewide CDOs wrote in support for the Federal Data Strategy initiatives, but is asking for closer collaboration with state and local government stakeholders.
NGA invites five states to smart communities learning lab
Leaders from Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Virginia will head to Chicago in October to compare notes on statewide connected technology programs.
Illinois makes its statewide technology agency a permanent part of government
After creating the Department of Innovation and Technology by executive order in 2016, Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill codifying its place in the state government.