NASCIO renews call for IT and cybersecurity aid to states in pandemic relief bill
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.