Despite the challenges this year brought, one thing remained unchecked: State and local government information technology chiefs continued to move on from gov tech or shift to new opportunities in new jurisdictions.
Pai, most known for his part in the rollback of Obama-era net neutrality regulations, announced that he would be departing the agency before his term on the commission ends in July 2021.
CDO Carlos Rivero explains how he aligns his priorities with the CIO’s, how COVID-19 accelerated Virginia’s data governance strategy and how his time with the Federal Transit Administration informs state-level work.
As the city’s IT chief, Brantley spent the last two years working to bring the city back to normal after a debilitating ransomware attack knocked systems offline. Chief Technology Officer Tye Hayes will serve as interim CIO.
Although the 2020 election only brought two new governors into power, both Spencer Cox (Utah) and Greg Gianforte (Montana) could influence the role of IT and their state CIOs in interesting ways.
Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, was removed from his position after disputing President Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Santiago Garces is now the executive director of community investment in South Bend, Ind., after a two-year stint as CIO of Pittsburgh, Pa. Heidi Norman will serve as his replacement for the time being.
Jones, who has been with the state of Arkansas since 2014, will be headed to the private sector. A replacement for the chief technology officer and Division of Information Technology director has not yet been named.
Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Jeanne Holm as the new leader for budget and innovation. Holm also served as chief knowledge architect and digital strategy manager for NASA before joining the city.
In a bevy of appointments yesterday, Gov. John Carney nominated Jason Clarke as the permanent IT chief. He has been serving as the acting CIO since September, when James Collins departed for a private-sector opportunity.
Bottenfield, who has been serving as the state's chief information officer since 2018, plans to retire at the end of the year. As of yet, there is no word on when a successor will be named.
Colorado's new CIO, Anthony Neal-Graves, has worked extensively on expanding the state's broadband reach and says he wants to prioritize IT delivery, cybersecurity and expanded virtual access to services.
David Johnson has been employed by the state for more than two decades. This week marks the beginning of his tenure as the state's chief information officer, taking over for Craig Orgeron who retired earlier this year.
Money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act will replace the city’s aging online permitting and project system, eTrakit, after it was hit with a cyberattack earlier this year.
Brom Stibitz, who has worked in various roles in Michigan's state government since 2011, will now serve as both CIO and management and budget director, following in the footsteps of previous CIO David DeVries.
Hayden AI, founded last year, has pulled in two big names along with $5 million in investment money. The company plans to put cameras on vehicles like city buses and run the video through AI.
Five state and local chief information security officers reveal how they came to government IT work, the essential traits of an effective CISO and what they’re doing to shore up cyberdefenses in unprecedented times.
Indianapolis officials selected Elliott Patrick, an IT staffer with public- and private-sector experience, to replace former CIO Ken Clark. According to a local report, he's the city-county's first Black CIO.
Sajed Naseem, CISO of the New Jersey court system, discusses how going remote impacted state courts, what COVID has taught him about cyber and what equity issues might arise in virtual justice proceedings.