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CISO Bruce Coffing on recruiting a more diverse cybersecurity workforce and the unique challenges of locking down systems in a city the size of Chicago.
As deputy executive director for the state’s Office of Information Technology, Richman focused on tech debt and other issues. She becomes senior vice chancellor at the University of Denver, a job that includes tech.
A new brief from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers underlines the importance of and reason for having a position dedicated to statewide digital accessibility coordination.
Wisconsin’s Division of Enterprise Technology has a new senior leader in Troy Stairwalt. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the private sector to the chief information security officer role.
Amid struggles to fill open cybersecurity positions, some states have looked toward volunteer citizen brigades trained to respond when smaller jurisdictions need help. Experts consider whether the benefits outweigh the risks.
As outgoing Colorado CIO Anthony Neal-Graves reflects on his achievements during his time with the state, he welcomes David Edinger into the role to continue to build on advances in digital government.
David Edinger, former CIO for the city and county of Denver, has been tapped to lead the Colorado Office of Information Technology; this comes after Denver named Suma Nallapati, former Colorado IT chief, as its CIO.
The volunteer group can assemble a response team seven minutes after a request for help — usually from a small city, county or school district. The number of participants has grown alongside the number of attacks.
Rebecca Cai has been named Hawaii’s first chief data officer. She brings experience from an identical role in New York state government.
The city of Santa Monica has named southern California technologist Paula Crowell as its new chief information officer and head of its Information Services Department, after a national recruitment.
Amazon Web Services’ James Sipe will replace acting CISO Chris Dressler on Nov. 27. Sipe is the first permanent appointment to the role since the departure of longtime CISO Erik Avakian last year.
A new report finds America’s cybersecurity workforce grew 11 percent year over year. At the same time, the gap between available workers and organization needs also grew 17.6 percent in the same period.
Suma Nallapati, who was appointed to serve as CIO for the city and county of Denver earlier this fall, plans to take a human-centered approach to IT to help actualize the mayor’s vision for a vibrant region.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has announced the appointment of 30 members to serve on the Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence to guide state policy and investment decisions.
Both states are leveraging digital platforms to centralize job prospects, skills data and educational opportunities in the hopes of creating strong talent pipelines to address job access, training and education barriers for residents.