Cloud & Computing
From “cloud first” to “cloud smart,” public-sector agencies have been moving systems off-premises for years. CIOs reflect on what is in the cloud, what can be and what it takes to make the leap.
The recently announced funds will be used to expand cybersecurity and IT education programs across the state to help grow the state's high-tech workforce. The money is part of a larger $30 million workforce training push.
City officials in Wheat Ridge, Colo., have decided not to pay the $5 million ransom demanded by the cyber criminals that breached city systems Aug. 29. The attack forced the closure of City Hall for more than a week.
Aldridge, who has served as the city’s chief information officer since May 2021, will join the business development consulting firm Gartner, the city announced Tuesday. His last day in city service will be Oct. 4.
The new platform will provide access to training mandated by the state as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other required training. It will also allow the department to track its training compliance.
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed one piece of tech legislation into law and has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto the other bills that have cleared the statehouse, including several related to IT and cybersecurity.
Butte County, Calif., officials have approved the purchase of a new land management tracking system with money from the $146.7 million Camp Fire settlement with Pacific Gas and Electric.
As CIO in Asheville, he moved the city to the cloud, expanded free high-speed Wi-Fi, boosted cybersecurity and built better relationships with residents. He joins a county that has recently won praise for its tech efforts.
As public agencies embrace real-time data and push computing out of the office and into the urban landscape, edge computing can handle all that information more quickly. But there’s more work to do.
The Fremont County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the emergency declaration that followed an Aug. 27 cyber attack against government systems. This is the second time commissioners have voted to extend the declaration.
Local employers — such as the Tennessee Valley Authority, Unum, Cigna and Freightwaves — have shifted their Chattanooga offices to mostly remote and hybrid work, and are allowing many workers to do their jobs at home.
A week after taking over as chief technology officer for the Georgia Technology Authority, Dmitry Kagansky shared his vision for the agency and how he hopes to optimize state IT across the board.
The audit, commissioned by the state, found that the Department of Labor paid between $441 million and $466 million in fraudulent unemployment claims between March of 2020 and March of 2022.
Kelly, who just finished his third year as the state’s chief data officer, announced his plans to retire from the Department of Information Resources. His last day with the agency is Sept. 16.