Fostering diversity in state IT requires ‘vulnerability’
On the Priorities podcast, Tennessee CIO Stephanie Dedmon shares what she's learned from a diversity and inclusion initiative in her agency, and Wyoming cybersecurity officials talk about how they're preparing for new federal grants.
How Tennessee embraced diversity in IT
CIO Stephanie Dedmon said a diversity and inclusion council created in the wake of the George Floyd protests is creating a "sense of greater belonging" in her agency.
NASCIO shakes up leadership ranks after recent CIO departures
Maryland CIO Michael Leahy was named vice president of the group and Tennessee's Stephanie Dedmon was selected as its new secretary-treasurer.
How consolidated IT aided states’ pandemic responses
The CIOs of Minnesota and Tennessee both said their organizational structures aided their pandemic response efforts, but budget cuts could stall progress.
States are warming up to new technologies during pandemic, CIOs say
As state agencies face urgent needs during their responses to COVID-19, IT leaders see an opportunity to evangelize for their trade.
Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight
CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.
Workforce committee pushes new training, recruitment strategies in Tennessee
In K-12 and the state government itself, officials are rethinking how they prepare workers for emerging technical jobs.
State IT workers should adopt 'consultant' mindset, Tennessee CIO says
Stephanie Dedmon told NASCIO's 2019 conference that her staff needs to focus on customer needs, not just the tech.
You can’t afford not to modernize IT, says Tennessee CIO
Understanding the risk environment and taking an inventory is the critical starting point for state information technology upgrades, said Stephanie Dedmon.