Workforce & People
About 60 percent of STEM graduates from the city's two major universities stay in Louisiana five years after earning their degrees, but experts say digital equity and reaching kids at a young age could improve retention.
Allison Garrett, chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, said the state isn't producing enough college-educated computer engineers and scientists who can build, code, program and repair technology.
At the NASCIO Midyear Conference, Alaska CIO Bill Smith talked about how the push to hybrid work in the past two years has allowed new voices to join the government workforce from the large state’s more rural areas.
Having launched its UJ Accelerated division last fall to offer certifications in fields such as cybersecurity and analytics, the North Dakota institution is discussing workforce needs with local business leaders.
Kirk Herath has been appointed Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor, a new position announced this week by Gov. Mike DeWine. Herath currently serves as the chairman of CyberOhio, a state cybersecurity advisory board.
Starting next week, Cyd Harrell will succeed Carrie Bishop, who held the chief digital services role since 2017 and was the first person to do so. Harrell brings a deep background in the public and nonprofit sectors.
A new law in Colorado requires health insurance providers to try to collect demographic data on health providers — including sex- and gender-related info — to connect patients with better care.
After high-level jobs for the state of California and San Francisco, Canellakis will now oversee USDR’s new Digital Service program. The group launched when tech pros volunteered to help solve pandemic-related challenges.
Over the last year, multiple lawsuits have sprung up against Tesla. Several Black employees have alleged that they have endured discriminatory behavior from managers and coworkers.
One- and two-day deliveries from Amazon sometimes come with the extra cost of a worker becoming injured from moving too quickly. Research suggests Amazon should place more emphasis on safety.
The financial services company behind store-brand credit cards this week opened a 10,500-square-foot facility in Connecticut to train students and workers in skills such as web development, UX design and data analytics.
Last week, Vinod Brahmapuram joined IT company Lumen as senior director of security focused on SLED markets. He recently caught up with GovTech about top cybersecurity concerns facing agencies.
Batalla, who brings more than 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, will serve as the new CIO for the city of Oakland. He will oversee a nearly $40 million IT budget and a staff of 85.
The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization has identified a “telecommuting group” in its planning. The organization wants to better serve and understand the workers who no longer travel to an office each day.
Yesterday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that former NYC CIO Jessica Tisch will take over as commissioner of the Department of Sanitation. Tisch left the CIO position back in February.
As of today, Osmond joins Virginia’s Information Technologies Agency, officially replacing former CIO Phil Wittmer, who resigned from the position in late February. CISO Michael Watson had been serving as acting CIO.