December 2012

Michigan’s Tech Trio Ready to Prove the Power of Good IT

Gov. Rick Snyder leads a tech-savvy team that aims to prove that strategic technology investments can both lower the cost of running government and make citizens happier with the services they receive.

The Smartest Thing CIO Andy Blumenthal Ever Did

As the CTO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Blumenthal says being an IT leader is like being peanut butter sandwiched between two slices of bread.

The Mobile Future of Law Enforcement

Motorola CTO Paul Steinberg predicts a future where public safety technology is smart and wearable.

The Smartest Thing I Ever Did

First-hand accounts about how establishing partnerships, trusting and letting go, investing in people, and assessing situations have been instrumental to smart decision-making.

The Smartest Thing CIO Vicki Irey Ever Did

As the CIO of Overland Park, Kan., Irey says building relationships has been an invaluable asset.

The Smartest Thing CIO Jerry Fralick Ever Did

The decisions made to assess and strategize have been monumental on the state and national levels.

The Smartest Thing CIO Terry Bledsoe Ever Did

As the CIO of Catawba County, N.C., Bledsoe says the investment he's made in people will have a far-reaching impact in today’s world and in the future.

The Smartest Thing CIO Gail Roper Ever Did

As the CIO of Raleigh, N.C., Roper says aligning the program’s goals with the overall strategy and vision of the city was the smartest thing she ever did.


Michigan Gets Buy-in from the Top in IT Decisions (Opinion)

Gov. Rick Snyder supports IT as fundamental.


The Information High (Opinion)

Addressing America’s addiction to data overload and consumption.

CIO Strategies

5 Mobile Security Trends and Actions to Consider

New devices mean new policies for governments to enact.