Missouri faced 'roadblocks' on data literacy during COVID-19
Missouri state officials initially struggled to adopt data-driven practices at the onset of the pandemic, but the tide has turned, Chief Operating Officer Drew Erdmann said.
NGA picks four states for latest cyber policy academy
Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington will work with the National Governors Association to develop policies that may one day be shared with other states.
Combatting election disinformation is 'whack-a-mole,' says New Mexico official
"The misinformation and disinformation out there is ramping up to a crazy level," New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said during an online conference.
Six months in, state executives reflect on their pandemic response
Winners of StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year share how the pandemic has dramatically changed their operations and outlooks.
Remote work to be a 'lasting feature' for state IT offices
Several state CIOs predict that widespread telework will linger in government long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
Five cities team up to uncover economic-development innovations
Local governments in five states will share best practices and new ideas to boost economic development and improve civic engagement.
Missouri hires new statewide CIO
Jeffrey Wann, a former IT executive in the insurance industry, will take over for Mike Cheles, who retired at the end of 2019.
Missouri CIO says creativity is needed to address workforce challenges
With not enough funding for new positions or training to keep up with technological changes, state CIO Mike Cheles encourages new tactics.
Missouri CIO Mike Cheles to retire at end of year
The longtime private-sector IT executive who was hired in October 2018, plans to retire Dec. 31.