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Many new governors and re-elected incumbents will now consider appointments to lead state departments. But an expert cautions IT leadership to resist the temptation to play politics as states’ power balance shifts.
Every state has a chief information officer to oversee state IT. Based on Government Technology’s analysis of hundreds of state CIOs going back to 1994, you can test how well you know the industry.
With gubernatorial elections in 36 states this November, some state CIOs may want to consider the implications of politics on their job prospects. The data suggests that elections can bring about changes in leadership.
The vast majority of states and local governments now offer open data in one form or another. Looking through the data sets on perhaps the most popular open data host, we found out what they’re publishing.
Russian-linked ransomware. Billions of dollars in cyber insurance. A growing workforce. Understanding the latest data on cybersecurity in the public sector is critical to establishing a secure and productive operation.
Core government business processes often run on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that are years or even decades old. To make data-based decisions about migration and reduce risk, forward-looking state and local governments are adopting process mining solutions to analyze ERP business systems such as finance and procurement, human capital management, customer relationship management, IT services management and supplier management.
In the biannual Digital States Survey, top performers are prioritizing cybersecurity and constituent services, filling out their staff ranks, and making emerging tech part of the routine.
Two companies have announced a new partnership, combining Aclima’s air quality data with UrbanFootprint’s vulnerability data. The data shows disproportionate impacts on people of color and low-income communities.
A data-driven look at how top winners in the annual Digital Counties Survey are setting policy, staffing their IT shops and using emerging technologies.
The rise of cloud services in the past decade has been seen across all industries. In the state and local gov tech industry, about one-sixth of funding opportunities are for cloud computing services.
Heat waves have hit cities around the country this summer. With extreme heat and heat-related disasters projected to increase, local governments are considering the ways they can help mitigate risk.
Roads and water infrastructure top the list of local priorities, but broadband expansion and clean energy projects are proving popular as cities face increased demand for these newer technologies.
Scooter-share systems continue to rise in popularity around the U.S. as bike-share systems break ridership records. With options to pick from, cities are navigating new and maturing relationships with operators.
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Government Technology took a look at the way the workforce has changed over the past 10 years and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Security concerns and the inability to provide a paper trail have all but eliminated the once-popular devices which stored votes directly on electronic memory. Ballot marking devices have largely replaced them.