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.
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.