How the pandemic got Massachusetts texting
When COVID-19 closed government offices, the state's Department of Transitional Assistance started texting people who rely on its benefits.
Massachusetts CIO highlights the 'real mission in government'
Massachusetts CIO Curtis Wood spoke with StateScoop at the 2022 NASCIO midyear conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
New York rethinks digital services as the pandemic wanes
New York CTO Rajiv Rao talks about digital services. Massachusetts CIO Curt Wood weighs in on modernization.
Massachusetts funds cybersecurity training for local governments and schools
The annual grant program will cover cybersecurity training for 57,000 municipal and public-school workers around the commonwealth.
Massachusetts to stop using facial recognition in identity verification
“We’re not a biometric company,” said ID.me's Pete Eskew after Massachusetts' unemployment agency said it will stop using facial recognition.
Massachusetts launches new COVID-19 vaccine verification tool
The commonwealth's digital vaccine pass arrives just days before Boston requires proof of vaccination at indoor public venues.
Local civic tech gets $3.5 million boost in Massachusetts
Seventy communities in Massachusetts will receive funds to boost their local civic technology, the state said.
Remote work driving Mass. IT workers to the private sector, CIO says
Massachusetts CIO Curtis Wood said the state has recently begun losing more IT staff to the private sector.
State officials strive for 'last mile' of cybersecurity
"We need to make sure our political leadership at the local level understands this, too," commonwealth CIO Curtis Wood said during an RSA Conference panel.