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

A survey by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers has identified the top priorities for state technology leaders for the coming year — and cybersecurity remains at the top of the list.
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.
As the state makes a big push to the cloud, CIO Shawnzia Thomas explained how replacing Georgia’s 20-year-old ERP platform with a new, standardized solution will help set the stage for the next generation of state staff.
State IT organizations are struggling to fill their ranks, forcing many to re-examine how they hire. Illinois CIO Jennifer Ricker describes the state’s efforts to add entry-level roles and edit job descriptions to create new pathways in.
Chief Technology Officer Dmitry Kagansky talks about transitioning the state workforce to a cloud-based future, and outlines the vision for a cloud center of excellence to spread best practices among state agencies.
In his first few months as New Mexico CIO, Peter Mantos is looking to create templates for data governance that will help state agencies better handle the sensitive information they collect about residents.
At the NASCIO Annual Conference, Missouri CIO Jeff Wann laid out the details of how his team is breaking down data silos and building a seamless way for residents to access all state services.
Eight states have elections for governor next month in which an incumbent is not on the ballot. Arizona CIO J.R. Sloan weighs in on how state IT is positioned to weather the change.
What were the top cybersecurity themes, including several unexpected narratives, that emerged from the 2022 NASCIO Annual Conference held in Louisville, Ky., this past week?  
As commonwealth CISO and chief risk officer, Anthony O’Neill leads Massachusetts’ cybersecurity efforts, which are framed within the broader context of risk management.