October 2010

G7: CIOs From Seven Big-Cities Work Together to Develop Open-Source IT Solutions

Informal group of like-minded city IT leaders works to create sharable solutions. Open API for 311 systems is the first result. Members say more is on the way.

New York, California, Defense Department Look at Renegotiating Software Licensing Agreements

IT leaders learn to better track usage and look beyond the upfront costs of new software.

More Higher Education Female CIOs Will Be Needed Within the Next Decade

The percentage of higher education female technology executives will hit a new low in the next 10 years.

Former Social Security Official Urges CIOs to Lead Internal Collaboration

Tom Hughes recommends ways to manage health-care information exchange across federal, state and local agencies.

Michigan and Utah Lead 50-State Report Card on Technology in Government

‘A-minus’ grades go to Pennsylvania and Virginia in 2010 Digital States Survey.

Security Adviser

Back to Security Basics (Opinion)

Whether it’s coaching a baseball team or managing information security, it all comes down to the fundamentals.


4 Major Steps to Transform the Country Using Data Analytics

IBM CEO Sam Palmisano says using data starting at the state level can make the U.S. more competitive globally.


‘Gang of 7’ Big-City CIOs Partner to Share Information and Apps (Opinion)

2010 Digital States Survey recognizes IT use in state government.

Straight Talk

Marketing the Value of IT (Opinion)

Reminding government that IT enables and improves the delivery of services.

CTO Strategies

Undercover CTO: Spending Time on the Front Lines (Opinion)

Michigan chief technology officer learns about an organization from the inside out.