Chatbots were a 'godsend' for states' pandemic responses, CIOs said
Technologies that can help agencies automate processes were a huge help this year, but there are still some pockets of reluctance in government, several state CIOs said.
West Virginia to move state employees to Google Workspace
The move is expected to save the state government $11.5 million, Gov. Jim Justice said.
Pandemic elevated CIOs' roles, NASCIO survey finds
The association's annual survey of its members found that many CIOs are at the forefront of their states' responses to the historic health crisis.
DHS is rebalancing cyber support contracts
The Department of Homeland Security wants to ensure its workforce has the skills needed to respond to evolving threats.
UT Austin unveils robotics lab with U.S. Army Futures Command
The new lab is to aid U.S. Army robotics development and build on a workforce partnership between the university and the military.
Sacramento to provide 10,000 households with free internet
The city is working with the United Way and Comcast to provide broadband subscriptions and internet-connected devices to low-income residences.
States, universities get $126 million for workforce development programs
The U.S. Department of Education is funding participants in its Reimagine Workforce Preparation program through funding provided through CARES Act grants.
Air Force continues push on virtual training with new contracts
The Air Force wants to train more pilots virtually, leaders have said. They anticipate more virtual training to be safer and more effective for young pilots.
As Air Force’s Digital U grows its ranks, it looks to refine course work
3,000 airmen have signed up, from the lowest-ranking officers to a two star general.
AR and VR can transform government work beyond the pandemic — if done right
In an op-ed, ITIF's Ellysse Dick explains how AR and VR have the potential to transform the way the government works if done properly.