National Association of State Technology Directors
Sustainable electronics a growing trend in state and local government
"Ecolabels" like the Green Electronics Council's EPEAT are encouraging sustainable buying in governments that can exert outsized influence on the environment.
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.
Process is key for state IT, technology leaders say
State IT leaders from Tennessee and Oklahoma said focusing heavily on processes helped them succeed in their statewide IT consolidations.
NASTD to highlight cybersecurity at 2019 conference
Organizers say a wide variety of topics will be covered, but cybersecurity will be the backbone of the five-day event.
Why NASTD's mainframe survey warrants a closer look
Commentary: Claire Bailey, a Compuware executive and former Arkansas chief technology officer, says the mainframe's future is brighter than some recent analysis suggests.
Montana lieutenant governor praises ‘transformative’ effect of IT on citizen services
From a net neutrality policy to shared enterprise infrastructure agreements, IT is creating better and faster services for citizens, says Mike Cooney, deputy to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
State technology offices continue pushing away from the mainframe
Managing in-house hardware is less popular than ever, a new NASTD survey finds.
Tennessee announces comprehensive 'customer-centric government' app
The state’s chief information officer says service portals like these are an essential piece of state government IT's future.
Could a corps of civilian cybersecurity volunteers save state networks?
In response to an ever-growing landscape of cyberthreats, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder formed a Cyber Civilian Corps. Now, one of the group’s leaders sees a national application.