Georgia's new CIO to focus on customer service and citizen engagement
Broadband, said Georgia CIO Shawnzia Thomas, is also a priority as the state continues to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas aims to emulate FedRAMP with 'TexRAMP' for cloud vendors
A new cloud security program is one of several new cybersecurity programs underway in Texas, which also plans to recruit volunteer incident response teams.
California tech department stops charging agencies for security services
A change in the state's new budget means agencies no longer have to reimburse the California Department of Technology for cybersecurity functions.
Fort Bend County, Texas, takes pride in homegrown mobile app
Developing the app in-house allows the county to quickly add new features, said Chief Information Officer Robyn Doughtie.
$1B for state and local cyber grants in Senate infrastructure deal
Dedicated cybersecurity grants would be made available over four years, according to an outline of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan.
How state and local governments can prepare for ransomware
Increased funding and better coordination with outside organizations are top recommendations to improve cyber-readiness.
Infrastructure deal to offer $65 billion for broadband expansion
The tentative $1.2 trillion deal negotiated by a bipartisan Senate group offers less for broadband than the $100 billion the White House initially sought.
New NASCIO brief explores evolution of 'broker' role
As CIOs' offices mature, NASCIO recommends embracing the practice of business relationship management, which blends the roles of customer and vendor management.
Missouri eyes IT overhaul with Rescue Plan funding
Chief Information Officer Jeffrey Wann said he wants to bring residents the same quality of service he gets when ordering from Domino's.