Patrick Groves is a staff writer for Government Technology. Previously, he worked for five years at newspapers in Washington state, Idaho, Florida and Northern California. He has a Bachelor’s degree in communication from Washington State University and lives in Northern California.
A newly minted Oregon nonprofit is partnering with a California-based education and research network to better connect universities. The new deal will also help deliver public services, officials say.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to merge the departments of Innovation and Technology, and Fleet and Facility Management in 2020 to save the city $1 million and help drive down an $838 million budget shortfall.
D. Darnell Smith left his post in August to become vice president and CIO of Standard Textile, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. IT Business Applications Director Beth Stagner was named as interim CIO.
The California Assembly passed a telehealth bill requiring health-care plans to equally reimburse providers for services having the same effect remotely as in person. Gov. Gavin Newsom has until Oct. 13 to make it law.
Jonathan Feldman, chief information officer of Asheville for the last 15 years, discusses the changes he’s seen in his city as new technologies have become available, as well as what he sees in his agency’s future.
CIO Michael Cheles is set to retire at the end of 2019, citing personal reasons. While serving as the state's IT chief, he increased training hours, opened channels of communication and readied Missouri for new solutions.
The New York Office of the State Comptroller commissioned an informational report on the deployment of new technologies in cities statewide, highlighting innovative efforts and the importance of strong cybersecurity.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced two vendor contracts for prototype solutions for wildfire detection and predictive modeling to help firefighters, law enforcement and the public as fires become more devastating.
State CIO James Weaver envisions ways that cloud services and "as-a-service" models can replace legacy IT and help WaTech honor the taxpayer investment in the State Data Center while meeting agencies' needs.
CIO Shawn Riley has recruited Kevin Parker as the state's new chief reinvention officer to use his wide-ranging academic and professional experience to help rethink, retool and enhance citizen-centric IT services.
The state's first chief data officer, Tyler Kleykamp, will begin working in the academic sector to improve the positive impacts of data across the country using the best practices he learned as CDO.
The Indiana Department of Revenue has begun phasing out its 25-year-old legacy tax system in favor of an integrated software solution. The $77.7 million project is expected to be complete in 2022.
Cary, N.C., chief information officer Nicole Raimundo discusses the benefits the city has seen from its testbed for smart city technologies, and how she works to secure the data it collects.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ award-winning Always Stay Konnected app is continually upgraded with new user-friendly technology to help children, families and staff in the field.
Gov. Laura Kelly has tapped Department of Administration Secretary DeAngela Burns-Wallace to serve as the state's new chief information technology officer. She replaces Lee Allen, who was appointed in July 2018.
Oklahoma's new Chief Information Security Officer Matt Singleton has set his sights on establishing a statewide cybersecurity strategy after reviewing current policies and procedures related to the matter.
State CIO Shawn Riley assuages legislators' worries by detailing how his department has found 100 of the 217 unaccounted-for devices stated in recent audit findings and his plan to prevent future clerical errors.
The Indiana Data Partnership features visualizations meant to connect nonprofits, government agencies and private-sector organizations in their work to solve societal issues, like the ongoing opioid epidemic.
State commissioners, who sit on the governor's cabinet and lead executive-level agencies, have approved CIO Fred Brittain's proposal to reorganize IT operations under the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Legacy network bottlenecks during the testing phase of the data and application migration to a Unisys-owned hybrid cloud center, in Eagan, Minn., have pushed back state plans to go live until early November.
Consolidating and modernizing the state’s IT infrastructure will cost money, says Chief Information Technology Officer Lee Allen, but it is a necessary investment after years of deferrals and course corrections.
Illinois CIO Ron Guerrier has created five pillars within the Department of Innovation and Technology to be assessed annually, with the goal of assuring that efficiencies and best practices are followed.
Texas-based Tyler Technologies Inc. marks its 15th statewide SaaS contract for its Odyssey product line with an $85 million deal for the statewide modernization of North Carolina’s judicial system.
A recent webcast tackled the challenges facing IT shops at the state and local level and national trends in fighting ransomware, migrating applications to the cloud and adopting artificial intelligence technologies.
A targeted phishing cyberattack on the Department of Human Services in January compromised 645,000 records and 2 million emails. The agency has been working with the new CISO to fortify its cybersecurity in the months since.
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has formed the North Carolina Blockchain Initiative made up of members from academia and the private sector who will present their findings to his office before the next legislative session.
Oregon Liquor Control Commission IT staff manually intervene every day to keep the state's third-largest revenue generating agency functioning as optimally as possible while mitigating system failures at least twice a month.
The Oregon Secretary of State's office released an audit evaluating the cybersecurity of the Department of Administrative Services, making seven recommendations to be fully implemented by 2023.
The Federal Aviation Administration granted the North Dakota Department of Transportation a four-year waiver to fly unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones, over people in the state.
The Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will explore the durability and public safety benefits of digital license plates on 22 state-owned vehicles during a two-year pilot.
Thirty-one community libraries across the state will be temporary homes for public makerspaces, where residents can use tools like laser cutters, 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, heat presses and more.
The county has been implementing UiPath robotic process automation for the past 18 months to increase staff productivity and morale, improve customer service and streamline business workflows.
Legislators canceled a vote on a telecom-backed bill that would have made it easier and cheaper for companies to install 5G small cell antennas. Municipal leaders criticized the bill for eroding local authority.
Roughly 1 million Ohioans have signed up for OH|ID single sign-on to access 100 government services and counting, as new state leadership brainstorms the creation of a digital wallet for residents.
Saini tendered his resignation as New York City's IT Commissioner and CIO June 13. The former Atlanta CIO was tapped to lead the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications in January 2018.
OpenGov-designed Oklahoma Checkbook provides users with an accounting of state expenditures and fulfills one of the governor's campaign promises to strengthen transparency and accountability.
Rhode Island officials are looking to the private sector to help them become the first state to implement blockchain technology across multiple agencies, thereby increasing government efficiency in several areas.
An unmanned aircraft network would allow drones to be operated beyond visual line of sight using both radar and radio transmissions. State leaders believe it could prove to be an economic boon for the state.
A transformation two years in the making is about to change Gov. Asa Hutchinson's cabinet and state government as a whole. CIO Yessica Jones says the shift should make it easier to drive IT projects forward.
Idaho's Incident Response Program will be implemented statewide via WebEOC for state agencies and local governments to identify cyberthreats in a standardized and quantifiable format.
The Department of Technology and Information signed a contract with Maryland-based broadband company Bloosurf to expand broadband access to 127,000 rural residents and businesses.
Not all legislation is written with the intention of having it signed into law. Occasionally, it’s meant to serve as a lever to align lawmakers and state agencies. In Oklahoma, that’s just what it did.
The Public Service Commission and its contractor are working to gather experts to address key obstacles to the rollout of statewide next-generation 911.
Fucci, a Henderson native, acknowledges the hard work and many successes of the city's IT department staff as she prepares to retire from her post May 30.
Held earlier this month, the event is expected to be the first of many uniting key players in Georgia's cybersecurity scene to test and refine their plans for dealing with threats like ransomware.
Chief Technology Officer Saad Bashir is following through with his promises to reduce red tape and improve processes and structures within the Seattle Information Technology Department, starting with staff realignment.
Wyoming Department of Transportation estimates the cost to replace the Revenue Information System at around $68 million over the next decade. State agencies are in the initial phases of weighing all of the options.