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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.

Miguel Gamiño Jr. has been named chief experience officer and founding partner at Silicon Valley-based Simplicity Technology Inc. The company offers a platform aimed at better connecting government with its constituents.
Automation at the Long Beach Container Terminal and the Port of Los Angeles’ TraPac terminal has eliminated 535,848 hours and $41.8 million in wages annually for dockworkers, according to a new study.
Galluzi has been the head of the state's enterprise systems for just over a year. Nevada's previous CIO stepped down in November, citing the changing responsibilities of the office and limited resources.
Jonathan Wisbey, the chief technology officer who was involved in several of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s IT initiatives — including the use of surveillance technology and the smart cities program — has resigned.
He takes over the state’s Department of Information Technology from acting head Raja Sambandam, who returns to his previous job as chief information security officer. Mantos has more than 30 years of IT experience.
Colin Ahern, former deputy director of New York City Cyber Command, has accepted the newly created position. He brings years of cybersecurity experience across the government and private sector to the role.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot also put two leaders in charge of the effort, including a city data specialist reporting to her office. The new effort builds upon a push to give more students Internet access at their homes.
The Boston-based startup accelerator has chosen five startups — four from the U.S. and one from Austria — for its 12-week Breakthrough to Scale program, and many of them propose tech solutions to workforce training.
Golub has led the county’s IT efforts since August 2017. In his new role, he will focus on Oracle Cloud’s mid-market vertical, which includes local government organizations across the country.
Nelson Moe, the former CIO for the commonwealth of Virginia, has shifted from the public to private sector with his recent appointment as the sales strategy principal for IT solutions provider Iron Bow Technologies.