North Carolina

North Carolina Gov. Cooper names acting CIO

by • 2 days ago

Deputy Chief Information Officer Thomas Parrish IV takes over the state's technology agency after former CIO Tracy Doaks stepped down last month.

Rural North Carolinans are sicker with worse access to broadband

by • 2 weeks ago

A new study from the state's technology department found that residents in the state's rural areas have less access to broadband and telehealth services and are more likely to be ill.

Five lessons state technology officials took from telework

by • 3 weeks ago

In an online event, IT officials said enabling entire state workforces to work from home stirred unexpected lessons about culture, cybersecurity and training.

'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.

North Carolina expands online voter registration amid coronavirus

by • 4 months ago

The state will allow anyone with a DMV-issued identification to register to vote online, as the spread of COVID-19 has shuttered government offices and halted in-person registration efforts.

Can Wi-Fi hotspots bridge the digital divide under coronavirus?

by • 5 months ago

Shelter-in-place orders keeping millions inside their homes will force states to figure out how to keep people without reliable residential internet service connected.

North Carolina CIO named state’s new transportation secretary

by • 6 months ago

State CIO Eric Boyette will step down to become head of the North Carolina Department of Transportation at the end of the month. 

FCC's 5G fund called 'slap in the face' to areas struggling to get 4G

by • 8 months ago

The FCC's $9 billion 5G expansion plan was criticized by lawmakers and state officials who say it lacks a clear business plan and will do little for rural areas.

North Carolina seeks to fail ‘quickly and inexpensively,’ official says

by • 8 months ago

Finding the correct solutions means not being afraid of momentary failure, state chief solutions officer Glenn Poplawski says in a video interview.