Penn State New Kensington announces new digital innovation lab
The new facility is hoped to support collaboration between industry and academia, and host entrepreneurial training, events and community outreach activities.
Arizona U. breaks ground on latest innovation hub
A new facility will serve as both a research hub and provide office space for technology companies that can draw talent from the nearby university main campus.
Virginia Tech names director of new innovation campus
Lance Collins will lead Virginia Tech's efforts to build university and industry partnerships to advance development of technology and talent.
VA brings in FedTech for employee innovation trainings
The group will train Veterans Health Administration employees on "new ways to use innovation and creativity within VA."
Tech accelerator Dcode evolves to meet government need of training
Dcode started as a tech accelerator helping companies do business with government. "But we realized we were only solving half the problem," said its CEO.
White House wants federal AI investments coordinated with upcoming guidance
Agencies should expect a series of guidances on artificial intelligence in the coming months, a White House official said Thursday, and they should prepare to coordinate their AI research and development with the Trump administration’s overall strategy. A new version of the National AI R&D Strategic Plan is coming out later this spring, said Lynne Parker, assistant
Why state CIOs should embrace 'the power of purpose'
This article is part three in a series of articles written by former North Carolina Chief Information Officer Chris Estes to advise new state CIOs. “Three pointers for incoming CIOs” highlighted the importance of rallying around a mission that matters. “New state CIOs should ‘slow down to go fast’” emphasizes the importance of developing an IT budget, roadmap and strategy. Understanding the power of purpose in public sector is extremely…
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 replace the existing Office of Policy Management. Mills also announced…
Identity, access tools essential to IT security, but states lag on implementation
Stolen and recycled passwords pose critical security risks for state and local government agencies. Those risks are expected to intensify as demand to support more applications grows over the next year, according to a new report. IT leaders indicated in a report produced by StateScoop and underwritten by Okta that their agencies recognize how identity and access management (IAM) practices can help address security and other IT support issues. However,…