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Workforce and People

Stories about the coverage of the people behind state and local government IT service delivery, employment trends and strategies. Includes reporting on automation and other forces impacting IT personnel development.

Career training facilities like Northland Workforce Training Center are catering to student and employer needs, inspiring colleges and universities to offer short-term certifications to compete.
The co-author of a new book suggests that when technology, data and collective effort converge, government, the tech industry and higher education can tackle major challenges while bringing a new generation into the workforce.
The public-sector-facing technology industry convened this week for the Center for Digital Government’s annual Beyond the Beltway event. Highlights included a forecast of how state and local government will invest this year.
Mark Wong, the longtime director of technology for the city and county of Honolulu, plans to retire at the end of the year, according to officials with Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s office.
As the state of South Dakota works to transform outdated IT systems, enhance cybersecurity and explore emerging technologies, state IT leadership is keeping the citizens’ experience at the heart of these efforts.
A press conference on Friday convened representatives from SUNY, CUNY and regional technology companies who praised the state's planned $275 million AI hub for its potential to move the technology along.
Denis Goulet plans to build up his state’s privacy, potentially using its cybersecurity program as a model. New Hampshire may also bring its popular “.Gov In a Box” offering to more local entities.
The creation of a new position in Indianapolis highlights an emerging trend of recruiting employees with technical data skills to focus on DEI initiatives. But can agencies successfully fill the roles and develop robust programs?
Just over a year since the launch of Atlanta’s new Office of Technology and Innovation, city tech leaders reflect on the role of the office in the city's work to build a broader technology ecosystem.
Following the lead of Nevada and other states, two state senators say they will introduce a bill giving the state CIO a seat at the cabinet table. The move comes amid growing concerns about cybersecurity.