State privacy officers look for ‘blind spots’ in IT projects

by • 6 days ago

On the Priorities podcast, Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Katy Ruckle says the role helps the state’s IT agency deliver on goals, as well as protecting data.

Washington CISO to leave state government

by • 4 months ago

Vinod Brahmapuram, who's been with the state since October 2019, is stepping down March 31 for a private-sector role.

Cities are getting better at reading between the numbers

by • 4 months ago

Cities have never been more focused on data, and they're using new approaches — from data academies to project-based learning — to ramp up their efforts.

Washington state bills push for blockchain group, digital credentials

by • 6 months ago

New legislation would direct officials and industry groups to explore how blockchain could be used to support government operations.

Why 'cloud-first' needs to be every CIO's mission

by • 6 months ago

Washington state CIO Bill Kehoe writes that it's critical for today’s public-sector CIOs to focus on building cloud-based solutions that offer a seamless digital experience

Enterprise cybersecurity is new Washington CIO's top priority

by • 9 months ago

Bill Kehoe, who joined state government Aug. 1 after four years in Los Angeles County, said he wants to instill a common "sense of urgency" across the state.

Murder hornet tracking, wildfire response get GIS boost

by • 10 months ago

GIS officials in Washington and Oregon say recent events — including the appearance of Asian giant hornets — have raised their profiles in state government.

'Trust of citizens' is most important part of zero trust, Washington CISO says

by • 10 months ago

A more strenuous approach to security may ruffle feathers, but is worth pursuing, Washington CISO Vinod Brahmapuram said during an online event.

L.A. County CIO Bill Kehoe to take top IT job in Washington state

by • 1 year ago

Gov. Jay Inslee said Kehoe, a former county and state agency CIO, will take over Washington Technology Solutions in August.