Get to know the country’s newest state chief information officers. Our profiles detail their adaptability in the face of the pandemic and the other most pressing technology issues on their agendas.
While the first few months of 2020 were notable to be sure, they were perhaps especially daunting for the new permanent state chief information officers who stepped up to their posts amid the turmoil of the novel coronavirus. But the business of government IT pressed on, and while these CIOs were tasked with challenges like quickly transitioning to telework, shoring up cybersecurity and tracking COVID-19 data, the nuts and bolts of gov tech remained: modernizing legacy systems, expanding broadband and coordinating with state leadership on long-term priorities.
Our editorial staff got to know this new class of state CIOs, checking in as they settled into their positions at an unprecedented moment in history.