Texas lawmakers consider firming up chief data officer's role
New legislation would give data-oriented work a more solid footing within state government.
Texas bills would downsize state's data centers, mandate cloud
Lawmakers are pushing for greater oversight of the state's storage solutions after a $1.5 billion contract went forward without their input.
Texas bill would prevent phone companies from 'throttling' first responders' data
The legislation follows an incident in which Verizon cut off firefighters' mobile devices that hit a monthly data limit during the biggest wildfire in California history.
Data-sharing agreement saves Texas $90 million
Two state agencies have found a way to thwart fraud, and a new data-sharing compact could proliferate similar agreements across Texas.
What state CIOs can learn from Texas’ identity and access solutions
By moving to centralize identity and access solutions, Texas IT officials have laid the groundwork to lower costs and unify users’ online experience.
How state agencies can streamline users' online experience using IAM
A modern identity and access management platform plays a central role in the overhaul of the Texas.gov portal.
Former Texas IT director departs for University of Texas vice chancellorship
Stacey Napier will direct the University of Texas' government relations in her new role.
State chief data officers have some suggestions for the White House as it revises federal data guidelines
A group of 13 top statewide CDOs wrote in support for the Federal Data Strategy initiatives, but is asking for closer collaboration with state and local government stakeholders.
Equifax agrees to tighten data security in agreement with eight states
The credit-rating firm said it will upgrade its IT operations and conduct regular internal audits in response to its massive 2017 data breach.