Of Massachusetts' roughly 1,600 IT employees -- down from approximately 1,850 just two years ago -- only 32 are under the age of 30, said CIO John Letchford at NASCIO's 2012 Annual Conference, held this week in San Diego. And it's not for a lack of trying. Letchford is proposing reforms to build the IT workforce it needs.
Steve Towns is the former editor of Government Technology, and former executive editor for e.Republic Inc., publisher of GOVERNING, Government Technology, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. He has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at newspapers and magazines, including more than 15 years of covering technology in the state and local government market. Steve now serves as the Deputy Chief Content Officer for e.Republic.