StateScoop’s GoldenGov winners answer 3 questions

Top state IT officials discuss their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and what they expect the near future holds for their organizations.

Last week, Scoop News Group announced the winners of the 2021 StateScoop 50 Awards, recognizing the top people and projects in state government IT. This week marks the start of a new series, in which the winners of those awards look back at their work over recent months and how they expect remote work and IT modernization to change as the globe continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The series begins here with nine state government officials who were honored in 2021 with the GoldenGov award, a recognition of leadership in using technology to further innovative ideas and practices within state government.

Reporting by Emily Bamforth, Benjamin Freed, Ryan Johnston, Jake Williams and Colin Wood. These interviews were edited and condensed.