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NASCIO

Government Technology's coverage of the activities of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. Includes reporting from annual and midyear conferences.

In the ongoing quest to improve cybersecurity for North Carolina’s government and its residents, Chief Risk Officer Rob Main says a better workforce pipeline would take his agency to the next level.
Twenty-one states have a CPO position, up from just 12 in 2019. States appear to be recognizing the need to tackle privacy as government data collection grows, but CPOs still struggle to get enough funds.
State chief information officers get specific about their responsibilities when it comes to the cyber health of the state itself, as well as the myriad governmental organizations within it.
Getting off the mainframe is a priority for New York CIO Angelo “Tony” Riddick as he transforms the state’s IT infrastructure. And he is looking to off-premises cloud services as a vital step on the road to modernization.
A champion of bringing more women into the gov tech workforce, Executive Director of Enterprise GRC and Resiliency Anushree Bag talks about attracting women to the job and guiding them through a career path.
Wyoming Chief Information Officer Bill Vajda says his No. 1 priority is his people, ensuring they have the right skills and tools at hand and feel supported to grow the state’s technology profile.
Arkansas Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Askins wants to evolve the state’s current cybersecurity practices from react-and-respond mode to more of a risk management strategy.
Policymakers had other plans for the building that housed the state’s main data center. But as Utah CIO Alan Fuller explains, IT is using the opportunity to advance its multi-vendor cloud plan.
West Virginia CIO Josh Spence describes the problem of letting buzzwords get in the way of tech’s utility, plus how his state is using artificial intelligence for fraud detection.
At the NASCIO Midyear Conference this week, Texas Chief Information Officer Amanda Crawford outlined some of the state's most significant cybersecurity initiatives now underway.