NASCIO names winners of State Technology Innovator Awards

by • 8 months ago

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

by • 10 months ago

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

by • 10 months ago

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

by • 11 months ago

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

by • 12 months ago

"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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 2 years ago

Stephanie Dedmon told NASCIO's 2019 conference that her staff needs to focus on customer needs, not just the tech.