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Stories of the behind-the-scenes work of making state and local government IT run and about government services getting off-premises and into the cloud. Coverage includes adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms for core systems like enterprise resource planning and unemployment, as well as data center migrations and network buildouts.

Center for Digital Government senior fellows Dugan Petty and Sean McSpaden discuss the current landscape for cloud and as-a-service products, as well as best practices when it comes to procuring them.
The Washington, D.C., Department of Corrections has implemented a pilot program to help individuals who are incarcerated gain access to cloud certifications that will help ensure they earn living wages upon their release.
The disruption was tied to an aging system — not cyber attack — according to a statement from the state comptroller’s office. The outage reportedly delayed tens of thousands of income tax returns.
Utah's Chief Innovation Officer Rich Saunders discusses the keys to success the state has found for improving customers' digital government experience, as well as what innovations are coming in this space.
The Center for Digital Government convened government and industry to offer advice on buying cloud services. An updated cloud procurement guide reflects changes in the cloud landscape, particularly around data and risk management.
More attackers are stealing data and threatening to leak it without the complicated work of locking up files first, finds CrowdStrike’s Global Threat Report. Plus, attackers are getting around patches to re-exploit vulnerabilities.
The Center for Digital Government’s Beyond the Beltway event returned in person to the Washington, D.C., area, where industry members gathered for a forecast on 2023 state and local government technology spending.
The state’s IT agency has included several funding proposals in its “One Minnesota Budget” to help make its systems and services more accessible, modernized and secure. CIO Tarek Tomes shared the impacts and potential timelines.
The 2023-2025 strategy aims to break down data and identity management silos across agencies, transition from a legacy on-prem mainframe to cloud services and create more consistent user experiences.
The new offering gives providers a gap analysis to show what steps the companies need to take to become StateRAMP certified, and offers a numerical score providers can share with prospective government clients.