Missouri CIO says creativity is needed to address workforce challenges
With not enough funding for new positions or training to keep up with technological changes, state CIO Mike Cheles encourages new tactics.
St. Louis universities build consortium for cybersecurity students
To help meet a growing need for cybersecurity professionals, universities in the St. Louis region are banding together to share resources and provide their students with new opportunities as they prepare to enter the workforce. The Gateway Higher Education Cybersecurity Consortium was initially formed in late 2017 by six St. Louis-area universities but in recent months has developed bylaws, hired an executive director and is attracting new members. Mary Abkemeier,…
Partnerships, identity crafting can aid state government workforce woes
State governments struggle to compete with the private sector for top-shelf technical talent, but with a little ingenuity, a couple of states say, it’s possible to find success. The chief information officers for Missouri and Hawaii shared with StateScoop how they revised strategies for attracting and retaining staff to support their organizations. Both said they defined clear identities for their organizations, considered unique geographic challenges and found new partnerships to further their goals. Government work has always been a hard…