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Eyragon Eidam

Web Editor

Eyragon Eidam is the web editor for Government Technology magazine, after previously serving as assistant news editor and covering such topics as legislation, social media and public safety. He can be reached at eeidam@erepublic.com.

Artificial intelligence and cybersecurity are fertile ground for state lawmakers this session. Bills they also propose include making a joint risk analysis of generative AI and changes to the California Cybersecurity Maturity Metric.
Developed by state agencies, the regulations are intended to assist entities and vendor partners on incidental and intentional GenAI procurements. Their release follows considerable state explorations in generative AI.
Longtime executive Miriam Barcellona Ingenito, undersecretary at the Government Operations Agency, discussed the state’s IT landscape Tuesday at the California Public Sector CIO Academy. Mission-driven solutions, she said, are key.
In remarks Monday at the California Public Sector CIO Academy, state CIO Liana Bailey-Crimmins discussed results from a new statewide emergency alert system, and the importance of harnessing artificial intelligence and generative AI.
What could have been a digital quagmire for California’s largest school district served as a chance to hone cyber response and gird its more than 250 applications used by some 1.6 million users.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed state Chief Information Security Officer Tim Roemer to direct the state Department of Homeland Security. Roemer will bring new cybersecurity focuses to the department.
CIO, Indiana Department of Child Services
The ongoing implementation of county ERP software prompted a close commission vote on whether to retain the services of the longtime CIO. After a contentious hearing, High was ultimately removed from the role.