U.S. Navy divers
U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia, enter the water at the site of the I-35 bridge collapse over the Mississippi river on August 7, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Joshua Adam Nuzzo / U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Minnesota’s ‘Smart Bridges’ project aims to prevent another collapse

After using drones to inspect their bridges faster and more safely, Minnesota officials are expanding their aerial fleet.
Michael Leahy
Maryland Chief Information Officer Michael Leahy poses for the camera during the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 10, 2022. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Minnesota CIO embracing ‘chaos’ to protect state from cyberattacks

Minnesota CIO Tarek Tomes said he's willing to embrace "chaos" and "speed" as part of a shift to product-based service delivery.
NASCIO panel 2022
Left to right: NASCIO government affairs director Alex Whitaker, California acting CIO Russ Nichols, Washington CIO Bill Kehoe, Hawaii CIO Doug Murdock, Oregon Deputy CIO Jennifer Bjerke, Alaska CIO Bill Smith. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Not every state IT project needs to cost millions, CIOs say

The CIOs of California and Minnesota said at NASCIO's midyear conference that sometimes small state IT projects have outsized impact.