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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.

AI-generated cyber attacks and deepfakes mean new risks and new ways to fight them. "Human risk management" is a term to describe how organizations train their staff to detect these evolving threats.
The state, working with Google, has launched a course providing foundational AI skills training to residents. The offering, open to 10,000 people at a time, is designed to create an agile workforce.
Legislation awaiting Gov. Josh Green’s signature would have the state chief information officer no longer report directly to the governor. Critics say this could diminish the role and have a chilling effect on innovation.
Andrew Winters III is Wallingford's new director of information technology, a position the mayor created to overhaul the systems town employees use to work and residents use to access information.
City Council members voted unanimously to make the career Florida executive permanent in both roles. Hayden, who was previously infrastructure services manager, has served as interim CIO and CTO since January.
Nationwide, technical and community colleges have not yet recouped enrollment lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Wisconsin school administrators say students' interest in tech schools is increasing significantly.
The veteran municipal executive, who became chief information officer in 2010, led a centralized IT team, oversaw a multiphase IT transformation and managed a budget of more than $29 million.
Both the University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College will be involved in training and retraining workers at the MSTAR center for semiconductor chip manufacturing.
The Technology and Innovation Learning Experience (TILE) program will give $3,000 plus mentorship and training to 13 students from five startups from Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Morehouse and Spelman Colleges.
A Gen Z writer consulted experts for tips on how students can succeed professionally after the AI revolution, and answers suggested learning its uses and blind spots, including it on resumes and networking with professionals.