Tod Newcombe, Editor

Editor, Public CIO

February 17, 2010

Parting Words from Public CIO Editor

After seven years with Public CIO, Tod Newcombe moves on to edit Governing magazine

January 14, 2010

Public-Sector Data Centers Adopt Cloud Computing, Shared Services

Utah, Michigan and other states try to reduce costs by sharing services.

December 29, 2009

Social Networking Use Increases, But Has Yet to Transform Government

Web 2.0 can be found everywhere in government, but so far it's no killer app.

December 28, 2009

New York City's Connected City Initiative

New York City CIO Paul Cosgrave outlines new technology initiatives.

November 10, 2009

Federal Agencies Struggle to Control IT Costs

Earned value management policies are applied inconsistently, according to U.S. Government Accountability Office.

October 20, 2009

IT Budgeting and Decision Making: Maximizing Your Government's Technology Investments

IT Budgeting and Decision Making: Maximizing Your Government's Technology Investments

October 20, 2009

The Public-Sector CIO's Changing Tasks (Opinion)

CIOs evolve as problem-solvers, not just procurement managers.

October 19, 2009

New York City Plans Consolidation, New 311 Services and Apps Competition

New York City CIO Paul Cosgrave outlines tech initiatives.

October 19, 2009

Public CIOs' Role Shifting to Leader

CIOs manage IT, money, employees and political terrain.

October 13, 2009

District of Columbia Appoints Bryan Sivak as New CTO

Mayor Adrian Fenty picks outsider for city's top tech position.

September 18, 2009

CIO Bill Bryan Picked to Run Missouri's State Parks

Gov. Jay Nixon moves Bryan out of IT and into Natural Resources.

September 11, 2009

Gov 2.0 Summit: GIS the Big Winner in Push for Open Government (analysis)

Geospatial applications and services dominate at Gov 2.0 Summit.

September 10, 2009

Gov 2.0 Summit: Federal CIOs Kundra and Coleman Address IT Transformation

Vivek Kundra and Casey Coleman will lead federal data transparency and cloud computing initiatives.

September 4, 2009

Federal CIO Drives Transparency With

Vivek Kundra IT spending dashboard sets example for states.

September 1, 2009

Does Lem Stewart's Dismissal Mean the End of Major Public-Sector IT Outsourcing?

Virginia CIO's firing as part of with troubled Northrop Grumman deal could mean trouble for other state outsourcing projects.

June 29, 2009

Economic Stimulus: Government CIOs Have a Role in Health IT Stimulus Spending (Opinion)

Electronic health records are vital to health care's future.

June 12, 2009

Virginia CIO Lem Stewart Fired

Newly installed Secretary of Technology Leonard Pomata will succeed temporarily as state CIO.

June 10, 2009

Vivek Kundra Blogs About Data Transparency

Federal CIO uses social networking to address a key issue in the Obama administration's IT agenda.

June 8, 2009

Beth Noveck's Wiki Government (Book Review)

Federal deputy CTO writes on how government can use social networking to collaborate more with citizens.

May 17, 2009

Data Centers and Consolidation: A Special Report

Governments combine data centers to save money.

May 1, 2009

Federal CIO Appointment Marks New Era for Government IT Executives (Opinion)

Vivek Kundra's appointment to CIO post raises stature of Government IT at a critical juncture.

April 30, 2009

Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, Addresses State CIOs

Federal CIO outlines ambitious government IT agenda during NASCIO conference.

April 24, 2009

Colorado CIO Joins Governor Bill Ritter in Boosting Tech Economy

Michael Locatis joins elite group of public CIOs involved with economic development.

April 15, 2009

Georgia Outsourcing Deal with IBM and AT&T Consolidates IT Operations

California chief information security officer Mark Weatherford writes on federal cyber-security.

April 15, 2009

Government Insights' 10 Predictions for Government in 2009, Federal CIO Transition Guide

Maryland, Ohio, Missouri, Arizona get new CIOs.

April 13, 2009

Ed Hemminger Named New York's Public CIO of the Year

Ontario County information technology chief cited for his efforts to leverage technology and development.

March 11, 2009

State and Local CIOs Share Views on Stimulus

Recession elevates role of government CIOs and their agenda.

March 5, 2009

Obama's Federal CIO Pick -- Vivek Kundra -- Signals New Era (Analysis)

Vivek Kundra's appointment as federal CIO will invigorate federal government IT use.

March 3, 2009

Paul Cosgrave: New York CIO Performs Under Pressure

Paul Cosgrave: New York CIO Performs Under Pressure

February 19, 2009

Stimulus Bill Has Billions for Smart Grids

Obama's administration plans to transform how we use energy with smart grids.

February 17, 2009

Information Security and Project Management are Top CIO Skills

Annual Public CIO survey shows rising importance of CIO role in government.

February 11, 2009

Gartner Report: Federal CIOs Must Act Quickly to Initiate IT Reforms

Gartner report highlights challenges set by President Obama's policy for government technology.

January 21, 2009

Karen Evans Retires from Office of Management and Budget

The Feds' de facto CIO worked hard to set IT standards, pushed e-government.

December 28, 2008

Managing Insider Security Risks

Consolidating IT and centralizing management contribute to workplace stress.

November 20, 2008

Editorial: Federal IT Chief Should Be a CIO, Not a CTO

President-Elect Obama's best candidates for tech czar aren't in federal government or the private sector.

November 12, 2008

Obama: Fixing Federal-State Program Delivery and Related IT Funding Needs High Priority

Government IT community's attention is on President-elect Barack Obama's choice for a chief technology officer, but program delivery needs to be high on the federal IT to-do list.

October 15, 2008

Government Looks at On-Demand Computing in the Internet Cloud

Cloud computing tempts the public sector.

September 25, 2008

State CIOs: Coverage of NASCIO Conference

Read Dan Lohrmann's daily blogs covering NASCIO's recent conference.

September 25, 2008

CIOs Debate Pros, Cons of Public Service

Perspective changes as CIOs transition between sectors.

September 15, 2008

Canada Tops at Integrated Service Delivery

Integrating citizen service delivery? Searching for the best model? Look north of the border.

September 12, 2008

U.S. Needs a CTO, Says Kapor

Kapor suggested that Sen. Barak Obama, if elected, should appoint a federal chief technology officer.

August 20, 2008

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and CIO Mike Locatis Launch IT Consolidation

Gov. Bill Ritter and CIO Mike Locatis banded together to overhaul Colorado's IT

July 23, 2008

Business Continuity: Inadequate Planning Affects CIOs

Business continuity suffers as the "ugly stepchild" of IT security.

July 21, 2008

Local CIO With Two Jobs

CIOs with dual responsibilities may become common as government budgets and the pool of experienced public servants shrinks.

July 7, 2008

Governments Around the Globe Have Become Early Adopters of Web 2.0 Strategies

Will e-government be replaced by Gov 2.0?

June 25, 2008

New CIOs Transform Government

New CIOs Transform Government

May 23, 2008

New Colorado Law Consolidates State IT

Gov. Bill Ritter signs legislation that streamlines and centralizes Colorado's fractured and inefficient IT systems.

May 7, 2008

Virginia's CIO Updates Outsourcing Strategy

Lem Stewart outlines how the partnership with Northrup Grumman is faring.

May 5, 2008

NASCIO Conference Spotlights State IT Innovation and Change

State CIOs showcase innovation.

May 1, 2008

Economic Downturn Accelerates Budget Problems for State CIOs

Right now, the problems are spread unevenly across the states, with a handful in serious trouble.

April 14, 2008

Public CIO Columnist Wins Top Security Honors

Dan Lohrmann, Michigan's chief information security officer, named 2008 CSO of the Year by SC Magazine.

April 9, 2008

Feds Make Limited Progress with ID Cards

Additional OMB leadership needed to improve use of new federal employee identification cards.

March 4, 2008

Government Gets Its First Look at Surface Computing

New sensing technology from Microsoft allows users to grab information with their hands.

January 21, 2008

Bloomberg Goes Bold with IT

New York City's mayor has vision when it comes to technology.

November 26, 2007

Hot Performances

Performance management builds momentum in government.

November 5, 2007

Change Agent

William Bott's management and customer relation skills are honored.

January 22, 2007

Brenda Owens, CIO, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Brenda Owens, CIO, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

December 1, 2006

Microsoft Launches Vista for Business and Government

"Security is a huge issue for government, and Vista offers many new features to keep data secure"

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