Workforce & People
Despite the ever-growing need to secure the public sector, hiring and retaining cyber professionals in state and local government has never been harder. Here are three tactics that may help.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently launched SkillUp PA, a free virtual job training program that offers online training to bolster the commonwealth’s information technology workforce.
Former New Hampshire CISO Daniel Dister has accepted a position with the Biden administration’s Office of Management and Budget, leaving state CIO Denis Goulet to temporarily take on the role.
Carol Burroughs, the assistant director of North Carolina's Data Division, has been tapped to serve as the state's interim chief data officer. She replaces former CDO John Correllus, who retired Oct. 1.
Despite calls to increase diversity in gov tech contracting, women and minority business owners still struggle to break through. A young incubator called Hutch offers lessons in how to get more voices into procurement.
Brom Stibitz, the CIO and director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, will leave his position Oct. 16. Stibitz has worked with the department since 2015.
Liza Massey, CIO of Marin County, just north of San Francisco, discusses the intersection of digital and racial equity, and the importance of getting the community involved to push efforts forward.
As part of the response to the global shortage of cybersecurity talent, a bipartisan bill would establish a program where cybersecurity staff can rotate to different federal agencies.
John Salazar stepped down from his position as chief information officer of New Mexico in July for personal reasons. Raja Sambandam, an IT veteran, has been named the state's acting CIO.
Karina Ricks had led the Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure since 2017. She is now working for the Federal Transit Administration as associate administrator for research, innovation and demonstration.
The Georgia Technology Authority has named Amazon Web Services alum Dmitry Kagansky to its executive team. Kagansky brings relevant experience from several private-sector organizations to the role.
Tech company SAP is promoting the use of virtual reality to help students gain the skills they need for the job market. The company offers a VR program designed to assist students from underserved communities.
According to recent findings, more and more human resources professionals utilize artificial intelligence in evaluating employees. But such tech can lead to unfair employee appraisals or outright discrimination.
After serving as chief information security officer for the North Dakota Information Technology Department for about two years, Kevin Ford has announced he will be leaving the position after this week.
More AI tools are becoming available to help recruit and hire new technology staff. They take some of the burden off management to find the right people and also reduce bias in the process.
The state is launching a new training program for fiber-optic technicians at the Tri-County Career Center in Nelsonville, aiming to create a workforce capable of installing new broadband and 5G infrastructure.