How did the pandemic affect states' IT modernization efforts?
The CIOs of Nebraska and Ohio said their success in weathering the pandemic was largely thanks to preparation and good governance.
Nebraska plans to complete next-generation 911 by end of 2022
The state recently selected Lumen as its vendor for a next-generation 911 implementation it plans to complete within two years.
Six months in, state executives reflect on their pandemic response
Winners of StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year share how the pandemic has dramatically changed their operations and outlooks.
Nebraska's IT consolidation paid off during pandemic's remote workforce rush
Consolidating IT functions was already saving the states tens of millions of dollars, but CIO Ed Toner said the project's true value was revealed when the pandemic hit.
Pandemic's budget shortfalls push states toward automation
As chief information officers anticipate working with smaller budgets and smaller teams, automating processes, they say, appears increasingly necessary.
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.
‘10 percent’ of Nebraska IT’s workforce is new graduates
State CIO Ed Toner says his key to keeping the state’s technology workforce fresh has been strong partnerships with local colleges.
College partnerships are keeping Nebraska’s workforce full
State CIO Ed Toner says partnerships with local community colleges have eliminated his office’s workforce problems.
Intrusion monitors for election security are going virtual
Some states are now using a software-based version of the Albert sensor, a device election officials use to detect malicious network activity.