Workforce & People
In an effort to compete with Zoom, Cisco will release new video conferencing products and features later this year and in early 2022. The releases will address everything from background noise to worker inclusion.
When a new mayor is seated in January, he will take over for an administration that, for eight years, worked to link technology, robotics and artificial intelligence with an influx of startups and its major universities.
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.
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.
At this week’s NASCIO conference in Seattle, Ohio Chief Information Officer Katrina Flory talked about an unexpected effect of the pandemic on IT staff, and how her state is preparing for future staffing needs.
Research finds that the pandemic drastically changed how governments are thinking about AI, and Nevada CIO Alan Cunningham discusses how tools like AI will ultimately make it easier to interact with the state.
In his new role, Meyer will work as a consulting security architect for World Wide Technology in the company’s state and local government education division. He was appointed as state CISO in 2018.
Leslie Chaney, CIO of New Hanover County, has retired after 17 years with the regional government. Sunny Hwang will start as the county’s CIO in November, bringing a mix of public- and private-sector IT experience.
Minnesota CISO Rohit Tandon explains that as cybersecurity threats grow, so does the need for staff to protect the state, and in a world of remote work, competition for skilled talent is fiercer than ever.
Most state CIOs expect remote work to continue and for digital services to keep proliferating. That introduces a host of shifting priorities, including a renewed need for cybersecurity enhancements and identity tools.
Annette Dunn, Iowa’s chief information officer, has resigned from her post, accepting a new job opportunity in the private sector. Her last day in state government is Oct. 22.
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.