Texas Tech University’s CIO on using cloud to augment education
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
A new bulk-purchasing agreement will give state and local agencies low-cost access to the company's cybersecurity offerings.