State CIOs' 2021 priorities reflect needs of the pandemic
Cybersecurity leads for the eighth consecutive year, while digital government, broadband and workforce issues also ranked highly as the health crisis continues.
CISOs make a case for more state-local cybersecurity collaboration
Collaboration "is the only way that we are doing to be able to move the needle when it comes to cybersecurity,” said North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson.
Iowa auditor faults state's $21M software contract paid by CARES Act
Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand said the state misallocated $21 million in federal pandemic relief funding.
State CIOs enter the cloud ‘one step at a time’
The pandemic is accelerating states' IT modernization efforts, but institutional challenges are also encouraging state IT leaders to upgrade incrementally.
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.
Is your city running data drills for pandemic prep?
City and state officials say improving data governance can help government respond to crises like the coronavirus pandemic faster and with greater precision.
Rebuilding our city infrastructure begins with municipal broadband
Commentary: Ignite Cities’ George Burciaga says as cities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal broadband is key to driving future tech innovation and success.
Pandemic kindled 'newfound interest' in government's IT modernization project
Google executive Todd Schroeder said recent successes rapidly upgrading legacy systems in state and local government will have a lasting effect on the mindsets of IT leaders.
Could the pandemic enable CIOs to 'reinvent' government?
The pandemic transformed the state government workforce. Two state chief information officers said they plan to build on some of those improvements after they return to the office.