New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has appointed Dru Rai as the state’s new chief information officer (CIO) and director of the New York State Office of Information Technology Services.


Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro has selected Comcast executive Amaya Capellán as the state’s new chief information officer (CIO) to lead the Office for Information Technology (OIT).

Alabama Office of Information Technology (OIT) Secretary Marty Redden announced that he is set to retire after 16 years of service to the state. Gov. Kay Ivey has tapped Daniel Urquhart to serve as the new secretary of OIT.

The latest assessment of California’s primary tech agency by the state auditor has identified severe weaknesses in Strategic Planning, Information Security, and Project Oversight that limit the state’s management of its multi-billion dollar IT portfolio.

Robert Osmond, chief information officer (CIO) at the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), outlined this week how “agile everything” is the direction he wants the state tech agency to take with digital workflows.

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While the smoke is still clearing after last week’s midterm elections which have featured an array of nail-biter contests on the Federal level, the lack of much of a “wave” of election-driven change through state houses may end up leaving the ranks of state chief information officers (CIO) relatively stable in the months to come.

Following its annual conference earlier this month, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced its new executive leadership for the coming program year.

At its fall conference in Louisville, Ky., this week, the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), with the support of Grant Thornton, published its 2022 annual state CIO survey – entitled The People Imperative – with workforce challenges emerging as a pervasive theme in both the report and at the conference.

State CIOs and about 900 of their closest vendor friends gathered once again for the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO) 53rd annual fall conference October 9-12 in Louisville, Ky. – with hints of both autumn and possibly employment changes in the air.

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