State and Local


State CIOs call for fiscal caution, technology innovation

Tough economic situations are forcing state chief information officers to adopt innovative approaches to contract negotiations and deployment of information technology, according to a new report released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

Are cloud and ITIL like oil and water?

What gives when the Information Technology Infrastructure Library advice says seek total control of your technology assets but cloud computing says don’t sweat the small stuff?

Steve Fletcher

States' IT needs clash with federal policies

NASCIO President Stephen Fletcher, a former fed, discusses the need for better state/federal coordination, the unintended costs of data center consolidation, and the need to protect personal identities at the state level.

DARPA seeks young blood

DARPA is accepting proposals for its next Computer Science Study Group.

How big is the oil spill? See how far it would stretch in your hometown

Just how far does the spill from BP's Deepwater Horizon rig really go? It's easy to lose sight of the scale of the millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, but what if the source of the gusher were in your hometown?

A CTO headcount throughout government

The chief technology officer position is becoming more common at all levels of government.

The new CTOs: entrepreneurs in residence

The need to keep up with the fast pace of new technology is prompting many agencies to assign chief technology officers as dedicated lookouts for online opportunities.

CTO resumes shine with entrepreneurial success stories

Many government chief technology officers have an entrepreneurial background.

How safe will you be with Obama's 'trusted' identity solution?

Readers aren't sold on the administration's plan to abandon passwords for trusted digital identities, citing fears of identity theft or government snooping.

Interior catches flak for breach disclosure

Critics say the Interior Department was overly cautious when it disclosed the loss of an encrypted CD containing personally identifiable information of about 7,500 federal employees.

Sexting case chills workplace privacy

The majority of our readers appear to agree with the Supreme Court that you can’t expect any messages you send on employer-issued equipment to be private.

Sexting case draws reader fire

Should your workplace communications be private? Our readers sound off.