The panel discussion entitled “Evolving Cybersecurity for Evolving Threats” featured New Hampshire Chief Information Officer Denis Goulet, and Steve Hodges, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with the Georgia Technology Authority. The panel also included Maria S. Thompson, State and Local Government Executive Government Advisor – Cybersecurity at Amazon Web Services, and Matt Singleton, Executive Strategist at CrowdStrike.

Top officials from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the Public Technology Institute (PTI) forecast the big trends in state and local government (SLG) technology for 2023 at a Jan. 19 NASCIO event, with workforce demands and the status of Federally-funded cybersecurity grants high on the agenda.

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.

As more states are emphasizing the role of privacy, the state chief privacy officer (CPO) role has grown immensely in the last decade, according to a new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is recommending several key steps that state technology organizations can take to boost workforce diversity and inclusion (D&I), including formalizing programs to measure progress and putting senior state tech leaders in charge of making those programs work.

While state and local government agencies were working to deploy digital services and improve the delivery of constituent services before the pandemic, the urgency accelerated by ten-fold over the past two years as citizens in every state and jurisdiction needed government services delivered quickly and remotely. They needed and expected a holistic, digital experience with the same easy access, responsiveness, and transparency that they have in other aspects of their lives.

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