Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed

Tech

New York says pandemic-tech 'SWAT teams' saved it $14M

by • 2 weeks ago

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 7,300 tech-industry workers who volunteered to help the state address its pandemic-induced IT needs have completed about 40 projects.

Tech

New York City has been on two 'work streams' during pandemic, CIO says

by • 1 month ago

Citywide CIO Jessica Tisch said the pandemic forced her agency to rush new services online, while also supporting a pivot to remote work for thousands of staff.

Training

IT consolidation led to culture clashes, Tennessee's CIO says

by • 2 months ago

"We should’ve done more to do a cultural analysis," Stephanie Dedmon said of merging IT workers from 23 different agencies into a unified organization.

Policy

Senate bill would let National Guard cross state lines remotely for cyber assistance

by • 2 months ago

The new bill would allow the Army and Air Force to create pilot programs in which one state's National Guard unit could help another's respond to cyberattack.

Culture

'I can't sit on the sideline': Black CIOs on facing racial bias

by • 2 months ago

As the nation contends with its history of racism, two of government's black technology leaders reflect on personal and professional challenges surrounding race and how they intend to use their hard-won positions for positive change.

Tech

'Whole-of-state' cybersecurity efforts rely on good communications

by • 3 months ago

Finding trusted local partners is crucial for a statewide cybersecurity strategy, North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson said during a NASCIO webcast.

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