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

by • 3 weeks ago

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

Minnesota mapping official to lead NSGIC on interim basis

by • 6 months ago

Dan Ross, who's leaving state government in January, will temporarily serve as NSGIC's executive director.

Pandemic has heightened IT's accessibility issues

by • 6 months ago

Jay Wyant, Minnesota's chief information accessibility officer, said in a NASCIO publication that ensuring access for workers and users with disabilities is everyone's job.

Minnesota IT official took bronze in Paralympic shot put

by • 9 months ago

Joshua Cinnamo, a data center project manager with Minnesota IT Services, represented the United States in shot put at the Tokyo Paralympics.

5 state and local agencies ink aviation-research deals with NASA

by • 1 year ago

NASA will help agencies develop drone and urban flight strategies as part of a national campaign for more accessible short-distance travel.

Minnesota launches COVID-19 vaccination data dashboard

by • 1 year ago

Minnesota officials hope the new data tool will support "a covenant of accountability" as the state progresses through early phases of vaccine distribution.

Contact tracing app helped lower COVID cases in Minnesota, CIO says

by • 1 year ago

The state's contract tracing app helped lower cases after November's spike, and now the state's deploying a tool to track vaccination data, said Minnesota CIO Tarek Tomes.

GIS data will be critical for successful vaccine distribution

by • 1 year ago

GIS data will enable states and localities to determine where COVID-19 vaccines are needed as they become available, an Esri expert said during a webinar.

Why every emergency district needs a crisis communications plan

by • 2 years ago

To handle 911 outages and other crises, emergency communications officials from two states said a formal "crisis communications plan" is essential.