Texas Tech University’s CIO on using cloud to augment education

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Sam Segran shares cloud strategies to help schools improve security, data access and remote learning to ensure student success during the pandemic.

How GIS helped a Texas city 'save' its Christmas parade

by • 3 weeks ago

Grapevine, the self-described "Christmas Capital of Texas" responded to the pandemic by turning its annual Yuletide processional into a "reverse parade" using an aerial imaging tool.

Texas launches AI-focused center of excellence for state agencies

by • 1 month ago

The new center will help state agencies incorporate AI into their long-term plans, following the success of a similar strategy to encourage cloud adoption.

Data breach exposes nearly 28 million Texas drivers' records

by • 2 months ago

A software vendor exposed three data files containing tens of millions of drivers' records, which were subjected to "unauthorized access."

Texas names Amanda Crawford as CIO

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Crawford, who joined the Texas Department of Information Resources as its executive director in February 2019, succeeds Todd Kimbriel, who retired in May.

Chatbots were a 'godsend' for states' pandemic responses, CIOs said

by • 3 months ago

Technologies that can help agencies automate processes were a huge help this year, but there are still some pockets of reluctance in government, several state CIOs said.

State workers more engaged with security since pandemic, CISOs say

by • 4 months ago

"We have a heightened awareness of how important security is," Colorado CISO Deborah Blyth said during an online event about post-pandemic IT.

Why every emergency district needs a crisis communications plan

by • 4 months ago

To handle 911 outages and other crises, emergency communications officials from two states said a formal "crisis communications plan" is essential.

Texas partners with FireEye to fend off ransomware

by • 4 months ago

A new bulk-purchasing agreement will give state and local agencies low-cost access to the company's cybersecurity offerings.