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Coronavirus: 9 CIOs Explain How They're Enabling Telework

We asked technology leaders at state and local governments across the country what they're using to enable public servants to work without coming into an office. Here's what nine of them said.

by / March 25, 2020
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Amid all the uncertainty about how fast COVID-19 (coronavirus) is spreading across the U.S., and whether the country will succeed in “flattening the curve,” many governments have started sending a portion of their employees home.

But in the age of the Internet, that doesn’t mean they can’t still work. And that’s where the IT department comes in — remote work for government requires policies and human resources work, but it also very much relies on the ability of employees to access the software, data and systems they use to serve the public.

To see what solutions government is turning to in order to support remote work, Government Technology reached out to technology leaders at the state, county and city level all across the U.S. Below is the information they sent back.

All of the information provided here, with the exception of Ted Ross in Los Angeles, was sent in written form. Government Technology has made minor edits to some answers for style and clarity.

Andrew Westrope contributed to this story.

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Ben Miller Associate Editor of GT Data and Business

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.

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