From laying cable throughout his college campus to heading up the state government’s information technology organization in New Mexico, state CIO Raja Sambandam has come a long way. However, he’s used to it.
State organizations are often confusing labyrinths – and difficult for laymen and even policy wonks to clearly understand – but in the case of Oregon state government IT functions the line of responsibility is clear with state Chief Information Officer (CIO) Terrence Woods reporting directly into Gov. Tina Koteck as a member of her cabinet.
Peter Romness is passionate about cybersecurity. He has been working with government customers for nearly 35 years and now, as cybersecurity principal in the CISO Advisor’s Office at Cisco, he focuses on protecting government networks from cyber threats. MeriTalk recently sat down with Romness to discuss how state and local governments and higher educational institutions are investing and gaining knowledge to guard against cyberattacks.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has selected Aurigo Software for a multiyear contract that will help the department to streamline and modernize the state’s transportation planning process.
Anyone running an IT department knows it’s critical to ensure IT has the right tools in place to manage operations, projects, services and resources in the most efficient manner possible. Not only does this help with resource drain but streamlined processes and communication help keep everything running smoothly and projects on track for success.
In an organization, IT is rarely the only group that offers services – whether to employees, customers or citizens – and state and local governments are no different. But not every group has an organized system for service requests – that’s where Enterprise Service Management (ESM) comes in.
Customer service and the user experience includes internal clients. From managing requests to improving information flow, departments outside of the technology organization struggle with keeping track of an increasing avalanche of email inquiries, work orders, status reports, and data updates.
Code for America’s new 2023 Benefits Enrollment Field Guide, an interactive research tool, shares best practices to improve the usability and accessibility of online benefits applications.
City governments aren’t typically known for their speed of service – but that’s changing. There’s a growing interest amongst the public sector in IT self-service and the benefits it can provide, especially as more and more state and local governments invest in modernizing their service management and delivery.
The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) announced that it has selected Everlaw, a cloud-native investigation and litigation platform, for a multi-year standardized contract to transform the commonwealth’s legal technology.