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FCC’s CIO on embracing technology and agility during the pandemic

by • 3 days ago

Francisco Salguero discusses AI, virtual desktop infrastructure and crisis plans that give the FCC’s IT team the ability to meet critical mission needs.

Expanding chatbot, virtual agent use to meet citizen needs

by • 1 week ago

Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology acting assistant secretary on answering citizen questions with chatbots and virtual agents.

CrowdStrike's Rob Sheldon on election security, cybersecurity during pandemic

by • 2 weeks ago

Rob Sheldon, head of technology strategy for public sector at CrowdStrike, says everyone has a role to play in safeguarding the nation's election systems.

‘Build a coalition’ for election security, says New Jersey’s CISO

by • 2 weeks ago

The need for actionable intelligence requires broad collaboration on election security, said New Jersey Chief Information Security Officer Michael Geraghty.

Using commercial technology for faster AI adoption in the DOD

by • 2 weeks ago

Defense Innovation Unit director Mike Madsen shares how prototype contracts with commercial vendors can help the DOD speed up AI and ML adoption.

Legacy cybersecurity plans won't work during pandemic, says Illinois treasurer's CIO

by • 2 weeks ago

"It is not inside our walls anymore," Joseph Daniels, the chief information officer for the Illinois State Treasurer's office, said of cybersecurity in the pandemic age.

This week brought new police oversight, COVID-19 tools and a first in ransomware

by • 2 months ago

New requirements for surveillance tools and body-camera footage in NYC, new digital tools for COVID-19 response in Virginia and a marriage of ransomware and unemployment fraud represent some of the highlights from this week's top government IT news.

Remote work wasn't in Delaware's IT plan when the pandemic hit

by • 2 months ago

While some employees were ready to work from home, large-scale telework efforts were not in the plans for Delaware’s tech agency. Coronavirus changed that.

State and local governments grasp for IT aid, announce key personnel moves

by • 3 months ago

This week elevated discussions on the support state and local government IT offices will need to serve constituents throughout the pandemic and beyond. California, Idaho and the CIty of Los Angeles, meanwhile, announced new hires in key IT roles.

Government IT budgets expected to decline as interest in technology spikes

by • 3 months ago

Chief information officers find themselves more relevant than ever, yet more than half in a recent survey said they expect their budgets to get cut this year. Meanwhile, Toronto's smart neighborhood project loses its developer.