State and local partnerships boost efforts to combat cyber risks
Collaborative partnerships among state and local agencies, and their industry counterparts, are helping leaders tackle cybersecurity threats amid workforce shortages.
State GIS community strives for greater diversity
On StateScoop's GIS Addressed podcast, two GIS leaders say they're hoping to attract broader participation in GIS, both in leadership positions and in organizations like NSGIC.
Former California IT security chief Keith Tresh takes Idaho CISO role
Tresh, who retired from the California state government in 2018, said he wants to help Idaho's agencies improve their cybersecurity postures and attract new talent.
North Dakota announces cyber capture-the-flag event for students
To attract more students to careers in cybersecurity, the statewide technology bureau is helping to organize a competition that coincides with the military's esports event.
Workforce committee pushes new training, recruitment strategies in Tennessee
In K-12 and the state government itself, officials are rethinking how they prepare workers for emerging technical jobs.
Mississippi state government doesn’t have cybersecurity roles — yet
Mississippi CIO Craig Orgeron says the state is currently revamping its IT job classifications to match the modern technology landscape.
You don't need a college degree to work for Indiana IT
The state's Office of Technology now offers paid on-the-job training through the State Earn and Learn program, emphasizing aptitude over experience.
Advancing multi-vendor IT model tops priorities, Virginia CIO says
The state is moving its data center and hiring new staff, but maturing its new IT sourcing model takes priority, says Virginia CIO Nelson Moe.
Election cyberattacks grow with each new candidate, Utah CIO says
Utah Chief Information Officer Mike Hussey says the state is coordinating and practicing for cyberattacks against election systems, which are escalating.