States are warming up to new technologies during pandemic, CIOs say
As state agencies face urgent needs during their responses to COVID-19, IT leaders see an opportunity to evangelize for their trade.
States centralizing IT must demonstrate value, CIOs say
The call to centralize IT services often comes from the top, but cooperation with agencies takes communication, CIOs say on the Priorities podcast.
Facial-recognition ban in Cambridge, Mass., marks a trend
Absent federal regulations on government's use of facial recognition, more states and localities are coming up with their own rules and prohibitions.
Business and IT communication 'very, very critical,' state CIO says
Massachusetts CIO Curtis Wood says his experience in public safety taught him the importance of technologists paying attention to the action on the ground.
Massachusetts' first chief digital and data officer steps down
After four years with the commonwealth, Holly St. Clair is taking her first role in the private sector, at a local architecture and urban development firm.
Massachusetts announces cybersecurity workshops for local governments
A two-part workshop series hosted across five regions of the state next year is hoping to provide additional resources to local agencies with less funding.
Ransomware demanded $5.3M from Massachusetts city in July attack
New Bedford, Mass., initially tried negotiating with the hackers behind the Ryuk virus, but ended up fixing its systems itself after a counteroffer was rejected.
Six states to develop data-driven workforce strategies
With support from the National Governors Association and Strada Education Network, states will use consumer data to design education and training programs.
Seven states to get cybersecurity strategy help from NGA
The National Governors Association will work with state officials to protect critical infrastructure, help local governments and implement overall strategies.