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.
11 local governments to share solutions on mobility, civic engagement
The "Small Places, Big Ideas Innovation Cohort" is now collecting proposals for technologies that can connect governments and the public and help with mobility.
DHS, St. Louis partner on 'smart city' pilot for public safety
The Department of Homeland Security says it wants to make it easier for cities to mix and match technologies from different vendors.
Arkansas plans to deploy broadband statewide by 2022
Gov. Asa Hutchinson released a plan this week that includes creating a new statewide broadband office charged with connecting all communities with more than 500 residents.
St. Louis IT agency revised security policies after audit, CIO says
Cindy Riordan says the IT agency has cracked down on the number of people who have access to the municipal data center, and revised contracts to ensure vendors follow industry standards on security.
After 'transformative' term, Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett to depart
The Missouri city CIO will leave government in April after three years of "smart city" work that he says has finally paid off.
Missouri appoints new permanent CIO
Mike Cheles replaces Rich Kliethermes, who had led the state's information technology operations on an acting basis since 2015.
Missouri Chief Information Security Officer Michael Roling to resign
After nearly a decade leading the state's cybersecurity, Roling says the legacy he will leave behind is his team.