Expect more sophisticated ransomware attacks like Texas, expert says
Hackers are now tweaking their malware to create more attacks against state and local governments, says James Globe of the Center for Internet Security.
State and local governments urged to beef up ransomware defense
Four organizations, including CISA and NASCIO, told state and local governments to get their cyberdefenses in order.
Digital government's challenges are rarely technical
According to the CIOs of Delaware and New Hampshire, advancing digital government is often a matter of convincing other state officials it's a good idea.
Texas 'tiger team' helps agencies move to the cloud
Building on rising cloud adoption statewide, state CIO Todd Kimbriel says his agency has team dedicated to helping agencies chart their own paths to cloud.
Amid recovery, U.S. Virgin Islands looks to cloud and consolidation
Almost two years after Hurricanes Maria and Irma crippled the island territory, its CIO Angelo Riddick says reliability is key.
11 steps to a 'brokerage model' for state CIOs
In its latest publication, NASCIO outlines strategic "plays" top state IT officials can make to sustain a new operating model.
Contractor-monitoring software bills that worried state CIOs mostly failed to pass
Bills filed in 32 states requiring aggressive contractor monitoring software have mostly failed to pass, but there's always New Jersey.
'Slowly but surely,' states are convincing feds to simplify security regulations
Though no regulations have been changed yet, officials say the last several years of talks are essential first steps toward change.
NASCIO honors Utah Gov. Herbert with Technology Champion Award
The state leader was recognized for his broad contributions to IT in the public sector, including broadband, job-training and digital government initiatives.