IT Modernization

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green
Hawaii Gov. Josh Green speaks during a press conference about the destruction of historic Lahaina and the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui in Wailuku, Hawaii on August 10, 2023. (Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images)

Hawaii governor names nonprofit director as new CIO

Christine Sakuda, who's been advocating for Hawaii's IT modernization from a nonprofit, will now lead technology initiatives from within the state government.
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Minnesota’s IT ‘Shark Tank’ funding $40 million in new ideas

Minnesota's Technology Modernization Fund takes inspiration from the popular reality television program to find ways to improve state services.
Dickie Howze
Richard “Dickie” Howze chats in the hallway between sessions of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 10, 2022. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Longtime Louisiana employee and first statewide CIO Dickie Howze has retired

Richard "Dickie" Howze, who led Louisiana's first consolidated IT department over the past decade, stepped down as the state welcomed a new governor.