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.
The annual survey of state and territorial CIOs found that emphasis has shifted away from expanding remote and hybrid work and toward legacy modernization and digital services after COVID-19.
Most state CIOs expect remote work to continue and for digital services to keep proliferating. That introduces a host of shifting priorities, including a renewed need for cybersecurity enhancements and identity tools.
A U.S. House hearing last week heard testimony from experts who underlined the disconnect between federal, state and local IT as well as how leadership can stall efforts to improve digital user experience and cybersecurity.
As the federal .gov program moves under CISA’s jurisdiction, the time is right to ensure more cities and counties transition to a .gov domain and take advantage of the law’s robust cyber protections.
In a live virtual panel, NASCIO released its annual survey of state chief information officers today, supporting the notion that state IT leaders led the transition to remote work and a renewed push for digital services.
Budget cuts are coming, but uncertainty surrounds them. So now experts are weighing in on how much money states might lose, what it will mean for technology work and what we can learn from the Great Recession.
Consolidating and modernizing the state’s IT infrastructure will cost money, says Chief Information Technology Officer Lee Allen, but it is a necessary investment after years of deferrals and course corrections.
Legislation being lobbied for by tech company TransparentBusiness would mandate contractor monitoring to ensure work/time verification. Critics contend it would cause unnecessary security risks to government data.