Six months in, state executives reflect on their pandemic response
Winners of StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year share how the pandemic has dramatically changed their operations and outlooks.
Former Illinois IT chief Ron Guerrier joins HP as global CIO
Guerrier, who stepped down as Illinois' statewide CIO Sept. 4, is returning to the corporate sector.
Illinois CIO Ron Guerrier exits state government
Guerrier, who was appointed in March 2019, is credited with broadband expansion, modernization of legacy IT systems, STEM education and the sudden transformation to a remote state workforce.
Expanding chatbot, virtual agent use to meet citizen needs
Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology acting assistant secretary on answering citizen questions with chatbots and virtual agents.
Legacy cybersecurity plans won't work during pandemic, says Illinois treasurer's CIO
"It is not inside our walls anymore," Joseph Daniels, the chief information officer for the Illinois State Treasurer's office, said of cybersecurity in the pandemic age.
Pandemic kindled 'newfound interest' in government's IT modernization project
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
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
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
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.