Workforce & People
This year’s Data Privacy Week drew attention to the increasing role that cybersecurity is playing for government. Public agencies are responding via new hiring but still face big challenges.
As Albuquerque's Department of Technology and Innovation Director Brian Osterloh approaches the end of a nearly 20-year career with the local government, the search for his replacement has begun.
Digital Defense Director Katie Savage was tapped to serve as the state's secretary of information technology in a series of cabinet appointments made on Friday by Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has announced two leadership appointments: Shawn Nailor will take over as secretary and CIO of the Agency of Digital Services, while Denise Reilly-Hughes will serve as the agency’s deputy secretary.
Jon Rogers, Indiana's director of strategic workforce planning, describes the State Earn and Learn program, which recruits participants from diverse backgrounds to spend a year at the Office of Technology and learn on the job.
Incoming CISO Steve Hodges hopes his face-to-face approach to relationship building will help give the security team a louder voice in more decisions. He says he is focused on bolstering trust and giving partners the support they need.
Jennifer Ricker stepped down as secretary of the Department of Innovation and Technology on Monday. As her deputy, Brandon Ragle, takes over the role, Ricker reflects on her time in the position.
Steve Hodges brings more than 21 years of information security experience with the state government to the role, recently serving as a senior IT security manager for Georgia’s revenue department.
The Pre-Seed and Seed Matching Fund Program makes between $50,000 to $250,000 in assistance available to qualifying early-stage startup companies in the state as part of a larger effort to bolster high-growth industries.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott has announced that Shelby Switzer has been hired to lead the city's Digital Services Team. Switzer is the first official hire for this team that was created in September 2022.
Leahy sought to bring more transparency to the technology agency’s offerings and work, and improve its customer service. Now as he leaves office, he expects to make a return to the private sector.
Jason Snyder is no newcomer to government, having served previously as the chief technology officer under former Gov. Deval Patrick. The appointment comes a day before the retirement of current Secretary Curtis Wood.
Nearly three years after the pandemic sent many employees of Greater Houston businesses home to work remotely, workers are returning to their offices at one of the highest rates in the country, according to recent data.
North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Rob Main announced his retirement from state government Dec. 31, ending a five-year run with the state's information technology department. He was appointed to the position in October 2021.
Doug Murdock, named state chief information officer in Hawaii by former Gov. David Ige, will remain in the post as the state continues a slate of technology modernization projects.
After serving six years as CIO and secretary of the IT department, Michael Leahy announced his forthcoming departure. The news comes as a new governor takes over from Gov. Larry Hogan, who appointed Leahy to the role.