Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has tapped Jeff Maxon to become the state’s new chief information technology officer (CITO) and leader of its Office of Information Technology Services (OITS).

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.

After receiving unprecedented levels of Federal funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, state chief information officers (CIOs) are growing concerned about what will happen to their operations when that funding starts to run out.

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.

Maryland

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.

election security

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.

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