Local government's open forums must persist during pandemic, say city leaders

by • 6 days ago

As the coronavirus pandemic forces many government services online, technology officials cite concern that some transparency efforts could get left behind.

Ohio CIO says pandemic prompted statewide cybersecurity push

by • 2 weeks ago

"It’s everyone’s, not just IT’s, burden to bear," Ervan Rodgers said during an online conference.

Ohio asks vendors to take pay cuts as pandemic crunches budget

by • 2 weeks ago

The state is asking vendors, including IT suppliers, for 15% discounts as the economic fallout from COVID-19 pinches its finances.

Ohio gets $4.4M for autonomous trucking corridor

by • 3 weeks ago

Together with the Indiana Department of Transportation, Ohio will test new AV tech on a stretch of Interstate 70 running between Columbus and Indianapolis.

As economies reopen, demands on state IT begin to flatten

by • 2 months ago

State technology officials have been slammed with new projects to support other agencies during the pandemic, but two officials in Ohio said they're finally planning for life back in the office.

Ohio legislature moves to expand cybercrime enforcement

by • 2 months ago

The legislation would greatly expand the definition of what constitutes a cybercrime and allow prosecution of unsuccessful hacking attempts.

Remote work to be a 'lasting feature' for state IT offices

by • 2 months ago

Several state CIOs predict that widespread telework will linger in government long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

Coronavirus tests states' cybersecurity, IT supply chains

by • 4 months ago

With governors around the country ordering their workforces to perform duties remotely, CIOs face new logistical problems.

Why Ohio aspires to be 'the next Amazon' for user experience

by • 7 months ago

People are increasingly demanding improved digital services and Ohio CIO Ervan Rodgers says it's his office's goal to use data to provide that improved service.