Pennsylvania's new CTO focused on standardizing IT
Jason Hebbe said much of his work is centered on reducing the overlap in functionality within the state's technology portfolio.
Pennsylvania to cut ties with contact-tracing vendor after data compromise
The commonwealth said it will discontinue its relationship with Insight Global after employees shared information using an "unauthorized collaboration channel."
Pandemic fuels greater adoption of contactless payments on public transit
Transit agencies are investing in contactless payment systems to bring riders back to public transit after a drastic drop in ridership in 2020.
Pennsylvania’s IT investments to improve remote work, citizen services
Pennsylvania’s CIO, John MacMillan shares how the state is investing in cloud-based services for more secure and services amid the pandemic.
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.
Pennsylvania to pilot Google-Apple contact tracing app next week
Built using the same API jointly released by Google and Apple in May, Pennsylvania officials will test the app first with a wide release slated for next month.
Five lessons state technology officials took from telework
In an online event, IT officials said enabling entire state workforces to work from home stirred unexpected lessons about culture, cybersecurity and training.
Pennsylvania launches broadband map to prepare ISPs for federal auction
The map, developed by Penn State researchers, shows the underserved areas where broadband companies will be eligible for federal funding to expand coverage.
For emergency food assistance during pandemic, GIS plays star role
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is one of many local governments using maps to ensure the public has up-to-date and actionable data to find food and essential supplies.