Workforce & People
Chief information officers, security officers, data officers. States, cities, counties. All year we track the public-sector tech leadership changes across the country. Here's who went where in 2022.
Ken Boykin’s plans to promote data-based decision-making start by convening a steering committee and advisory group, along with writing a charter for the recently revived role he now occupies.
As private-sector technology companies continue to announce layoffs, state and local government agencies looking for workers to bolster the public-sector workforce may be able to hire some of the skilled talent.
Aerojet Rocketdyne, which makes rocket engines and motors, will expand its Huntsville operations with more jobs and a new 379,000-square-foot manufacturing facility near Huntsville International Airport.
In recent years, union members and employers alike have watched the electrical industry move toward renewable energy, data storage, telecom technology and electrification, among other specialties.
Glen Carbon, Ill., Police Chief Todd Link called it a process of elimination and added it made less sense for the public works, finance or building and zoning departments to assume these duties.
The State Risk and Authorization Management Program (StateRAMP) announced its 2023 board of directors Friday, led by Arizona CIO JR Sloan. A mix of public- and private-sector voices make up this who’s who of gov tech.
Many new governors and re-elected incumbents will now consider appointments to lead state departments. But an expert cautions IT leadership to resist the temptation to play politics as states’ power balance shifts.
They are young, starting careers and are beginning to vote. But Gen Z and its traits and attitudes promise to influence gov tech soon enough. What can the industry do now to prepare for that future?
Tarek Tomes, who was appointed by Minn. Gov. Tim Walz in 2019, will stay on to lead Minnesota IT Services in a cabinet-level position. Tomes is one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.
The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency announced Wednesday that it has chosen Deloitte to replace the decade-old Michigan Integrated Data Automated System, which has struggled to detect fraud.
A study on municipal operations recommended that the city hire more staff and introduce more technology to address needs in its building, planning and code enforcement departments.
In just the last week, tech companies Twitter, Lyft, Stripe and Meta have all announced large-scale job cuts. Data suggests San Francisco's tech industry job losses may have actually started several months earlier.
SpaceX has begun constructing a half-million-square-foot building on a rural property in Bastrop, right across the street from where another Elon Musk-owned business venture, The Boring Company, has taken up residence.
Jefferson Lab, the Department of Energy particle accelerator facility in Newport News, plans to hire dozens of new positions and upgrade research equipment and workspaces with millions in new federal funding.
Some Long Beach residents are struggling to thrive in the digital age without proper tech training, an issue city officials are looking to address with the newly launched Smart City Initiative, officials have announced.