Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO, General Services Administration
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The Drive to Modernize: Governments Hatch Strategies to Bring Legacy Applications Up to Date

Some public entities have been working for years to get their applications in line with business needs. Others are just getting started.

Current Special Report / Big Data and Analytics in Government

The most recent Center for Digital Government Public CIO Special Report sheds light on the technology requirements for increasing amounts of data and the governance necessary to make sound judgements based on analytics - including the benefits, challenges and real-life examples of implementing big data analytics initiatives.


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Identity Crisis

States are tightening verification, the feds are funding pilots and privacy advocates are worried.
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Florida Seems Poised to Bring Back its State CIO’s Office — Will it Work this Time?

State agencies, local governments and the companies that provide services to Florida are waiting to see what will emerge from new legislation that aims to create an Agency for State Technology, replacing the defunct Agency for Enterprise Information Technology.
David Gustafson, CIO, Nevada

CIOs Forge Stronger Ties with Decision-Makers, Build Better Business Cases

Increasingly CIOs and budget directors are finding that they need to be on the same wavelength to make the case for IT investments.

Cybersecurity Strategies

How Vulnerable Is America’s Power Grid?

The Metcalf incident is a wake-up call for better critical infrastructure protection.


Show Me the Money …

An increase in government spending does not necessarily mean an increase in IT spending.


Can Thinking Like Tech Gurus Help Win Back the Respect of the People?

Regular people from around the country are laughing at, mocking Washington, D.C. Turning such a thing around is not easy, but surely there's hope -- and the tech industry is a great place for lessons in simple, practical guidance in problem-solving and progress that we can use.
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