Tennessee to spend $500 million in Rescue Plan funding on broadband
Gov. Bill Lee said the state also plans to spend an additional $100 million in state funds for broadband expansion.
Chattanooga's 'Smart Corridor+' to feed researchers street-level data
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga received a $1.37 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build an online portal for smart city researchers to study the city's downtown area.
Memphis, Tenn., fostered data culture through competition, mayor says
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said monthly meetings that publicized agency figures pushed city leaders to embrace data and improve their numbers.
NASCIO names winners of State Technology Innovator Awards
State technology officials in Colorado, Florida and Tennessee were recognized by the group for their contributions to advancing state technology policy.
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.
Five states tap real-time data to improve roadway safety
Louisiana, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas have boosted their use of real-time roadway data in recent months.
Tennessee to test cybersecurity of its next-generation 911 systems
One of the states furthest along in adopting an IP-based 911 system has hired a company to point out the weak points in its 142 emergency call centers.
IT consolidation led to culture clashes, Tennessee's CIO says
"We should’ve done more to do a cultural analysis," Stephanie Dedmon said of merging IT workers from 23 different agencies into a unified organization.
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.