Fostering diversity in state IT requires ‘vulnerability’

by • 3 weeks ago

On the Priorities podcast, Tennessee CIO Stephanie Dedmon shares what she's learned from a diversity and inclusion initiative in her agency, and Wyoming cybersecurity officials talk about how they're preparing for new federal grants.

New Wyoming CIO to prioritize cybersecurity, modernization

by • 3 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Wyoming's new CIO Bill Vajda outlines his approach, Auth0’s Salman Ladha explains the identity challenges in government right now.

New Wyoming CIO Bill Vajda likes the 'newness and freshness' of frontier states

by • 3 months ago

Vajda, who was previously CIO of Alaska, said "there's a lot more immediacy" in leading IT for a small-population state spread across a vast landscape.

Former Alaska CIO Bill Vajda returns to state government

by • 4 months ago

Bill Vajda, who spent nearly three years as CIO of the Interior Department, will serve as Wyoming's next CIO.

For broadband, states look to federal relief funding

by • 11 months ago

It's become a truism that broadband is an essential life tool, but states still face challenges in closing the digital divide.

Wyoming CIO out after leak of coronavirus test data

by • 12 months ago

Personal information of thousands of state residents collected during COVID-19 and influenza tests was accidentally shared on a public server.

How GIS helps state governments share, drive efficiency

by • 1 year ago

Through the inherent visualization present in geospatial data, the use of GIS in state government decision-making is crucial for better services.

COVID-19 made geospatial leaders ‘front page news’

by • 1 year ago

The pandemic, and the need to use digital mapping to respond to it, elevated the role of GIS leaders in state governments.

State, federal collaboration key to GIS growth going forward

by • 2 years ago

State GIS leaders need to work together with their federal counterparts in order to advance the national spatial data infrastructure, NSGIC’s president says.