NASCIO renews call for IT and cybersecurity aid to states in pandemic relief bill

by • 3 weeks ago

The demand comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prepares to introduce his "phase 4" relief bill.

NASCIO cancels year-end conference, will replace with virtual sessions

by • 1 month ago

The annual gathering, which had been scheduled to take place in Minneapolis in October, is the latest event to be reorganized as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

Nearly 75% of states launched chatbots to aid pandemic response

by • 2 months ago

Surging demand at health and labor departments spurred adoption of chatbots in state government, according to a new NASCIO report.

Federal report urges cybersecurity regulation reforms sought by states

by • 3 months ago

A review of four major agencies' rules — including the FBI's and Social Security's — for how states use their data affirms NASCIO's long-held desire to harmonize cybersecurity regulations.

Remote work to be a 'lasting feature' for state IT offices

by • 3 months ago

Several state CIOs predict that widespread telework will linger in government long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

'Whole-of-state' cybersecurity efforts rely on good communications

by • 3 months ago

Finding trusted local partners is crucial for a statewide cybersecurity strategy, North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson said during a NASCIO webcast.

States are warming up to new technologies during pandemic, CIOs say

by • 3 months ago

As state agencies face urgent needs during their responses to COVID-19, IT leaders see an opportunity to evangelize for their trade.

NASCIO replaces canceled midyear conference with virtual panels

by • 4 months ago

NASCIO's annual spring gathering will occur over video chat to accommodate the new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight

by • 4 months ago

CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.