Workforce & People
Batalla, who led information technology operations for the city of San Leandro, Calif., since February 2014, has accepted the CIO position in Santa Cruz County’s Information Services Department.
Shah took up the mantle in late November 2021, becoming the city’s first full-time CISO since 2018. His background includes cybersecurity and IT security roles in employee management solutions and health-care technology sectors.
New York City CTO John Paul Farmer has announced his departure from the position. Mayor-elect Eric Adams, who takes office in January, has named NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology Matt Fraser to the role.
Tim Slusser has been appointed to serve as the city’s chief of mobility innovation, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Tuesday, noting that Slusser will focus on vehicle electrification and renewable energy within the city.
To make freeways safer for road workers, Connecticut is installing work zone cameras as part of a pilot program next year. Critics have raised privacy concerns, and others have claimed the program is a money scheme.
The relative success of remote work has proved that in many cases government staff are just as, if not more, productive when they work away from the office. More agile structures like holacracy might be ones to model.
Fifty-three communities in 24 states and Puerto Rico are trying to lure new residents by offering cash, covering moving costs or providing other incentives. They largely seek remote workers from expensive coastal areas.
In February 2022, Brandy Reitter will become the next executive director of the Colorado Broadband Office, as the state prepares for significant increases in funding to expand high-speed connectivity.
After more than three decades of serving the state of New York in various information security roles, state Chief Information Security Officer Karen Sorady is leaving her post for retirement.
Plus, apply for a job with the New York City Digital Service, Virginia announces more than $700 million in broadband connection grants, new data visualization shows innovations in cities spending federal money and more.
As prices for fiber-optic cable heat up, Vermont isn’t waiting around for federal funds. The state is also preparing a broadband technician training program that pays students, so long as they share some income if hired.
Texas Chief Information Officer Amanda Crawford discusses broadband, the push to connect all residents to government and how the state is supporting local cybersecurity efforts.
All year, we track chief information officers, data officers, security officers and more as they move in and out of government agencies at states, counties and cities across the country. Here's our 2021 roundup.
The city announced that CIO Rob Lloyd had been promoted to the deputy city manager post. His portfolio will include the Transportation and Aviation City Service Area, as well as the IT department.
The pandemic laid bare the integral part technology plays in today's government, and chief information officers are now getting a seat at the table at the beginning of the process to modernize and implement new systems.
North Carolina CIO James Weaver has named Cherie Givens as the state’s first chief privacy officer. Givens brings a long resume of federal agency experience to the Department of Information Technology.
After the successful shift to remote work for many government agencies in 2021, the public sector has begun to weigh the benefits of hybrid work environments and reassess hiring practices.
Following the departure of former CISO Nolan Leatherwood in April 2021, Gary Vance has stepped into the top cyber position. He shared the challenges inherent to a jump to the public sector and key initiatives underway.
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, who has been serving as executive director of the Open Mobility Foundation, will become the next chief of streets in Boston. Franklin-Hodge previously served as the city's chief information officer.
Michael Hamel has been hired as the city's chief information officer by City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., and in that role, Hamel replaces Eileen Cazaropoul, who retired in May after a 34-year career.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that CIO Amy Tong will become the new director of the Office of Digital Innovation, a forward-looking government technology laboratory and incubator, effective next month.