The TikTok logo is displayed outside a TikTok office on Dec. 20, 2022 in Culver City, California. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Not all state TikTok bans are built equally

Nearly half of all states have banned TikTok from government use, only a few have extended those bans to other Chinese-owned tech companies.
Michael Leahy
Maryland Chief Information Officer Michael Leahy poses for the camera during the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 10, 2022. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Awareness a challenge for CIOs pursuing ‘whole-of-state’ cyber

Ensuring local governments know about the services states offer is a key challenge as more states launch "whole-of-state" IT services.
Tony Evers
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers casts his vote for the presidential election at the state Capitol on December 14, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Morry Gash / Pool / Getty Images)

Wisconsin picks vendor for unemployment system upgrade

The state signed a $16.5 million contract with the consulting firm Flexion to update a system that was designed in the early 1970s.
a map of Northern Wisconsin's storm damage
This map, an inventory of damaged infrastructure created by the Wisconsin Emergency Management agency, was one piece of data used by Wisconsin Geographic Information Officer to develop the state’s damage maps. (Scoop News Group)

‘Community of practice’ key for GIS success, says Wisconsin official

Perhaps more than technology, the expertise of locals can propel a geographic information systems project, said Wisconsin GIO Jim Giglierano.