A geographic information system (GIS) is a critical part of building resilience. Resilience is the actions that state and local governments can take now to minimize the inevitable impact of shocks and stresses for the community and accelerate the response for when those stresses occur.
State and Local
Over the years, geographic information systems (GIS) have matured to central enterprise business systems in most government agencies.
Implementing a cloud-managed network is the solution for state and local government officials who believe their organizations lag behind the private sector in offering digital services to users. When executed properly, the cloud can help governments save money, increase security and improve citizen experiences.
Because so many resiliency issues deal with location-based data, GIS is an essential tool for communities to use to understand and articulate where these challenges are, where they’re likely to be in coming years, as well as how and where these unforeseen issues can be either mitigated or rectified.
Theresa Szczurek, Colorado’s new Chief Information Officer, joined GovLoop for an interview to address how her state tackles concerns like cybersecurity, data governance and hiring and retaining IT talent.
Without a modern network, it’s nearly impossible for state and local governments to meet growing citizen expectations, security standards, maintenance requirements and more.
Under Chief Digital Officer Nikhil Deshpande’s leadership, Georgia’s digital offerings have evolved to meet the needs of its constituents.
A report released by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in Jan. 2019 points to selected examples of local governments that have excelled in increasing diversity and inclusion. The report culminates in new findings and recommendations that may be useful for local leaders.
Craig Orgeron, Mississippi CIO and former NASCIO President, spoke with GovLoop on Jan. 24 about his top priorities, cybersecurity, hiring, CX and other state IT initiatives.
State and local governments are turning to social media, especially Twitter, to recruit talent in the IT space.