The NASCIO 2017 Annual Conference is sharing best practices, key lessons, and useful strategies for state and local government technology leaders. James Collins, Delaware CIO, shares how other states can not only improve diversity in hiring, but also in retention.

The Texas state senate is considering a bill that would fund a high school program that would allow technology companies to partner with schools to teach students relevant technical skills.






New York City’s Tech Talent Pipeline was founded in 2014 to connect New Yorkers with tech jobs and training. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who created the TTP, announced an expansion of the program with a $1 million investment and new partnerships.






Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a $1.5 million grant to the Ben Franklin TechVentures (BFTV) technology incubator/post-incubator facility.






The Florida Supreme Court adopted new amendments to the rules regulating the Florida Bar which will require Florida attorneys to take a minimum of three hours of technology-focused CLE courses during a three year period.






The Beehive State has been attracting tech startups like bees to honey. Known as Silicon Slopes, the state of Utah is growing in popularity with tech startups.






Facebook, Twitter, and Google want you to register to vote. Rather than waiting outside a grocery store or a train station, the tech giants are targeting potential voters on the Internet.






Vice President Joe Biden announced $100 million in scholarships to those who are underrepresented in the technology workforce and talked about the importance of education for information technology jobs.






U.S. states are some of the largest employers in the country, so it only stands to reason that they are and can be some of the most influential advocates of preventive medicine and wellness programs for Americans.






To combat economic troubles, state, regional, and local governments are looking to an unexpected industry–high-tech statups. Alaska, which has been losing jobs in mining and logging, is among those states.






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