State IT workers should adopt 'consultant' mindset, Tennessee CIO says
Stephanie Dedmon told NASCIO's 2019 conference that her staff needs to focus on customer needs, not just the tech.
Texas starts mandatory cybersecurity training for government employees
A new law requires nearly all state and local employees across the Lone Star State to undergo annual cybersecurity education.
'Bootcamp' program aims to boost New York City's cybersecurity workforce
Twenty-four students were recently awarded full scholarships to a 17-week cybersecurity training program as part of the city's Cyber NYC initiative.
DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says
A top federal cybersecurity official said Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security often lacks a clear picture of state and local governments’ network security, even as foreign adversaries increase their attempts to disrupt all levels of the public sector. And while federal agencies are getting better at working with state and local authorities, they face an ongoing challenge of staying…
Why state governments struggle to hire women in cybersecurity roles
Women account for less than one-quarter of the cybersecurity workforce overall, and in government the gap is often even wider. Maria Thompson, the chief risk officer for the North Carolina Department of Information Technology, shared at a conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Tuesday her theory of why this continues to be the case. “If you wake up in the…
Inspired by Vonnegut, Maine governor creates 'Office of Innovation and the Future'
Newly inaugurated Maine Gov. Janet Mills said Thursday her administration is creating a new Office of Innovation and the Future to lead the state efforts in several major policy areas, including broadband expansion, climate and energy and government workforce development. The new agency, which will be formally created in the budget Mills is due to propose next month, will also…