“I was in California this past week at the California Public Sector CIO Academy, and Liana Bailey-Crimmins, the California CIO and director of the Department of Technology, started her opening kickoff with a rousing call for state leaders to champion public service in this current environment.”
California’s state Chief Information Security Officer Vitaliy Panych discusses security planning, how vendors can support his team and how the COVID-19 pandemic changed worker experience and cybersecurity.
Keith Tresh, a veteran of California state IT and now the chief information security officer in Idaho, offers tips from his wealth of experience in leadership within federal, state and local governments.
At last week's winter meeting of the National Governors Association, the top focus was on infrastructure — but the states' chief executives also noted the vital role of technology, cybersecurity and partnerships.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) recently released Version 1.1 of the Cybersecurity Framework, and the security industry response is stronger than ever. Here are the facts — along with a front-line expert interview on what public- and private-sector organizations are doing now to plan and implement the new guidance.
California banned state-funded travel to four more states this week over what it deem to be discriminatory laws in Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas. But what wider impacts might this action have on a diverse range of topics — from out-of-state collegiate sport competitions to government technology partnerships nationwide? Let’s explore.
The FirstNet Board approved the release of an RFP to build, operate and deploy a nationwide public safety broadband network this week. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate named 10 people to a new Interoperability Advisory Panel. So are next-generation interoperable communications for nationwide first-responders finally getting close?