Joshua Spence, West Virginia’s Chief Technology Officer, discussed his organization, new IT initiatives and reflections on 15 months in office.
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.
InnovateOhio calls for more effective data sharing among agencies, an easy-to-use website, a sophisticated identity and access management system and completion of data center consolidation initiative by early next year.
Arizona CIO Morgan Reed is transforming the state’s IT with cloud computing, after a devastating sand storm-generated computer outage.