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CIOs face budget pressure from pandemic in 2021
Financial shortfalls were not as bad as projected, but "we're going to see reduced spending models" for some time, NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson said.
Want to collaborate on cyber? Just ask, city officials say
Getting state and local governments to work together is all about knowing who to call and being persistent about it, speakers said during an online conference.
Cities, counties unenthused by 'smart' projects in 2020, survey shows
According to survey data released by the Public Technology Institute, just 10% of local government CIOs believe “smart” initiatives are met by agency leaders with enthusiasm.
Slow internet, poor preparation plague local governments amid pandemic
Local government IT leaders say they're facing a raft of issues as they work remotely, which they expect to continue managing for many months more.
Most local CIOs bracing for budget cuts, survey finds
About half of local IT leaders polled by CompTIA expect budget cuts in 2020, but COVID-19's effect on government spending will ripple for years.
CIOs face challenges if coronavirus forces government to go remote
While telework is easier than ever, government's IT systems could be tested as workers are being ordered to work remotely amid fears of the new coronavirus.
Ransomware solution? Outsource all IT, says local government expert
The head of the Public Technology Institute says it's time for small and midsize local governments to admit they're outmatched.
The 5 most challenging IT tasks facing local governments
Commentary: From cybersecurity to time management, PTI's Dale Bowen shares what IT leaders from across the country are saying about their toughest tasks.
Salary constraints, lack of qualified applicants top local government IT workforce woes
Ninety-two percent of local governments said in a recent survey they struggle to find IT staff with the necessary skills.