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.
Data analysis, machine learning attract states to the cloud
With the new capabilities cloud computing presents, IT agencies can protect themselves better and do more with data, guests say on StateScoop's Priorities podcast.
States are struggling to attract top IT talent from the workforce
A survey highlights workforce challenges, driving some states' CIOs to focus on job reclassification and internship programs.