Thanks to the explosion in powerful consumer mobile devices, a growing number of government employees want to use their smartphones or tablet PCs for work. Instituting so-called “bring your own device” policies may make economic sense for cash-strapped public agencies, and they’ll certainly make users happy. But for CIOs, the trend also raises uncomfortable questions about security and retention of public records.

In part one of our NASCIO interview series, we asked state CIOs How they’re dealing with this issue. Here’s what top technology officials from Michigan, Nebraska, West Virginia, California, Utah and Arkansas had to say.

Steve Towns  |  Executive Editor