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While some concerns about filling government IT roles persist, eliminating education requirements, leaning on skills-based qualifications and expanding internship programs are helping states find new talent.
At the group’s recent Midyear Conference, state CIOs talked about a revision to the statement reflecting the changing role of public-sector technology leaders. The group also honored a state tech leader for his web modernization efforts.
For Indiana CIO Tracy Barnes, elevating cybersecurity, creating IT leadership training, enacting AI policy and laying the framework for a statewide digital ID program will take center stage in 2024.
Indiana’s Office of Technology, Purdue University and Indiana University are teaming up to offer free cybersecurity assessments to interested local governments in an effort to improve cyber postures statewide.
The pandemic laid bare the integral part technology plays in today's government, and chief information officers are now getting a seat at the table at the beginning of the process to modernize and implement new systems.
At the NASCIO Annual conference, CIO Tracy Barnes outlined how Indiana IT is leading by example as they move applications to the cloud, as well as his plans for secure and efficient identity and access management.
Indiana Chief Information Officer Tracy Barnes discusses how the need to deliver quickly in response to COVID-19 has elevated the role of state IT, bringing them into conversations earlier on and throughout the process.