J.R. Sloan

Arizona’s cyber command center is for collaboration, CIO says

by • 6 months ago

Arizona CIO J.R. Sloan said the state's new cyber center provides new ways for government to work across agencies and sectors.

First NASCIO cloud survey finds mainframes still rule

by • 7 months ago

State CIOs continue to extol the virtues of cloud services, but budgeting rules and uncertainty about certifications pose barriers.

Arizona readies first pilot of ‘StateRAMP’ program

by • 9 months ago

Arizona tech officials plan to spend the next year testing a new program to vet and monitor the security practices of their cloud vendors.

'StateRAMP' group aims to grade state and local vendors' security

by • 1 year ago

Modeled after FedRAMP for federal cloud providers, StateRAMP seeks to bring vendor standardization to state and local government.

Pandemic sped adoption of states' digital services, exposed lapses in preparation

by • 2 years ago

States' earlier work moving agencies to the cloud or building processes and relationships have paid off in spades during a pandemic that has shortened timelines and stretched organizations' capabilities.

Arizona promotes interim CIO J.R. Sloan to permanent role

by • 2 years ago

J.R. Sloan, who had been running the Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology office since last August, now has the role on a full-time basis.

Consistent governance framework helps states efficiently deliver citizen services

by • 5 years ago

On the seventh episode of the Priorities podcast, leaders from Arkansas and Arizona discuss their approach to enterprise IT governance.