Workforce & People
Chief privacy officer roles exist in 21 states and counting. As the job gains traction in government, we look at where those IT leaders sit, how they collaborate with their peers and where the field is going.
In two California localities, the city of Fresno and Merced County, partnerships with a private company have helped to create an ecosystem that enables the advancement of digital equity initiatives.
The industry’s latest financial reports and other information show the ongoing rise of cloud computing and payments. But amid the growth lurk worries about real and potential hurdles for gov tech.
Plus, Ohio launches a workforce program to support broadband deployment, New York aims to improve digital literacy for older adults, and more.
John Petrozzelli takes over after Stephanie Helm stepped down from the director position in January. He brings cybersecurity experience from his time in the Air Force, FBI and private sector.
Interim CISO John Israel has been chosen to lead Minnesota's cybersecurity operations long term as the IT department works to build a statewide operations plan. Israel has more than 25 years of experience.
Jacqueline Bobo was named interim CIO for Milwaukee County, Wis., this month, while the county's prior CIO, Lynn Fyhrlund, announced he was leaving for a similar position with San Bernardino County, Calif.
New research suggests that when government agencies include diversity, equity and inclusion in the hiring process, it can improve hiring outcomes across federal, state and local governments.
The cloud computing service for public agencies will tap the expertise of retired generals, a former governor and a CIA engineer to help clients build digital tools. Projects have focused on data and wildlife protection.
Kiran Ahuja, director of the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees hiring for the 2.2 million-person federal workforce, said there are about 1,000 job openings in metro Atlanta for federal jobs.
The city's recently announced cybersecurity and digital services apprenticeship program will help upskill job seekers in underrepresented communities and connect them to the city’s IT workforce.
As Missouri navigates a $126 million project to upgrade computer systems, the state is also in need of a new CIO. Jeffrey Wann, the state's CIO for three-plus years, has stepped down.
At last week's NASCIO Midyear conference in Washington, D.C., leaders like North Dakota CISO Michael Gregg outlined their approaches to tapping new talent pools for state IT.
Virginia and Maryland are utilizing various workforce strategies to create online training programs, empower agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers and provide existing employees with upskill opportunities.
At the NASCIO Midyear conference, Alaska CIO Bill Smith said the ability to explain to business leaders the “so what?” of technology has played a big role in his experience heading up state IT.
Virginia CIO Bob Osmond views innovative emerging tech like artificial intelligence as a means to enhance, rather than replace, the work of state IT staff.