Texas AI center boosts efficiency, workforce
New AI projects are shaving off hours of work and enticing more people to work for government, said the AI center's director.
VR helps Texas students prepare career paths early
VR simulations dramatically improved students' self-reported confidence with their career options after high school.
San Antonio invites students to join civic-tech challenge
Students attending local colleges, universities and trade schools are invited to join a local competition to solve real-world challenges flagged by the city.
Texas launches AI-focused center of excellence for state agencies
The new center will help state agencies incorporate AI into their long-term plans, following the success of a similar strategy to encourage cloud adoption.
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.
State workers more engaged with security since pandemic, CISOs say
"We have a heightened awareness of how important security is," Colorado CISO Deborah Blyth said during an online event about post-pandemic IT.
'Citizen developers' help Texas city build digital services quickly and affordably
More than 30 non-IT employees in Garland, a Dallas suburb of about 240,000, taught themselves how to design digital workflows making government more efficient.
Texas starts mandatory cybersecurity training for government employees
A new law requires nearly all state and local employees across the Lone Star State to undergo annual cybersecurity education.
South Texas districts open cybersecurity careers program
A new state-funded program seeks to shrink the gap in the IT security workforce by offering digital forensics and cybersecurity training.