North Dakota’s Gov. Doug Burgum picked a state CIO with similar unconventional traits. Shawn Riley overcame a difficult upbringing, started his own company at 16, and now with Burgum’s support leads the state’s IT renaissance.
Texas and Nebraska’s state CIOs spoke to Ask the CIO: SLED Edition about local government ransomware attacks, trusted vendor advisers and more.
NASCIO host Tennessee CIO Stephanie Dedmon explained her role at this year’s annual fall conference and highlighted her state’s 2020 priorities. Plus former GAO IT leader Dave Powner explained how federal government can learn valuable lessons from state IT experiences, all on Ask the CIO: SLED Edition.
NASCIO celebrated 50th anniversary in Nashville with record attendance, revealed annual CIO survey results and elected a new president from North Carolina.
NASCIO celebrated 50th anniversary with over 850 CIOs and IT vendors in Nashville, Tennessee. Virginia’s CIO had the latest details on its enterprise IT outsourcing agreement, while Massachusetts’ CIO discussed its daily 500 million network intruder pings.
Indiana CIO Dewand Neely discussed working with constitutional officers, his security maturity/assessment model and proudest accomplishments.
Cybersecurity awareness programs are not a one and done event, but an area of continuous and universal reinforcement. Laws may be needed to require ransomware incident reporting and perhaps prohibit ransom payment.
Local officials examined the challenge of educating executive leadership on cybersecurity importance.
State CIOs complain about departmental roadblocks to reform, while the lower officers worry that state officers don’t understand their business challenges. Washington state CIO Jim Weaver embeded his senior staff in the departments to confront these challenges head-on.
New Jersey CTO Chris Rein’s security background highlights his priorities and helps him facilitate the state’s two-agency security posture. Next year will see multiple new efforts surface in his office.
Maryland is one of the seven states or territories selected for National Governors Association’s program to enhance cybersecurity strategies and foster improved collaboration at federal, state and local levels.