Tags National Association of State Chief Information Officers

State IT workers should adopt 'consultant' mindset, Tennessee CIO says

by Benjamin Freed

Stephanie Dedmon told NASCIO's 2019 conference that her staff needs to focus on customer needs, not just the tech.

Government is hiring more, but still struggling to fill IT roles

by Colin Wood

State and local governments often struggle with outdated technology infrastructure, middling enterprise performance, and fending off a growing barrage of cyberattacks. One reason is a lack of technical talent. New survey data shared this week in a workforce-themed webinar hosted by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers did not bode particularly well for government leaders who continue to struggle to get the help they need. Gerald Young, a…

Michigan's CISO-as-a-service initiative is so popular the state might spin it off

by Benjamin Freed

Last year, Michigan began offering its smaller cities and counties cybersecurity help. The idea was that even if local governments became more reliant on technology, they might not be able to afford full-time information security personnel. Through offering assessments and remedies, the state effectively began offering its services as a chief information security officer for hire. The program has been so successful for the nine local governments that participated, that the state’s top information technology officials are trying to…

How to improve collaboration between developers and security teams

by StateScoop Staff

DevOps is quickly becoming the default development methodology for government agencies. Forty-two percent of states are now adopting DevOps and another 37 percent of states have DevOps pilots underway, according to the latest survey of state CIOs from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. The benefits of DevOps are undeniable, but the current model may be creating security blind spots in applications that could have ramifications for the…

Purchase of HP campus could help Idaho consolidate services, culture

by Jason Shueh

Idaho’s potential purchase of Hewlett Packard’s roughly 1.3 million square foot campus in Boise, Idaho, could help the state unify IT infrastructure and services. At the National Association of State Chief Information Officers Annual Conference on Oct. 2, Idaho CIO Greg Zickau said the state is pursuing the property’s purchase as way to consolidate many of its agency offices, improve collaboration between staff, and create opportunities to share IT services and infrastructure. “Just imagine the cultural change of having agencies…

Alabama CIO navigates thin budget to fund new tech, cyber

by Jake Williams

As Alabama fights to pass a budget that will fully fund its government, state IT officials like Brunson White are forced to make do with what they have.