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How Tennessee embraced diversity in IT

Over the past year, Tennessee’s Strategic Technology Solutions has supported a diversity and inclusion council that's focused on making the agency a more equitable place to work. Speaking during NASCIO's annual conference, Dedmon said what began as an informal discussion has developed into a 14-person group focused on making her agency a more equitable place to work. “Recruiting a diverse workforce is a challenge,” Dedmon said. “IT was for years and years predominantly a white male organization, whether that’s private or public sector." Benjamin Freed has more.

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The NASCIO awards

NASCIO on Tuesday honored four state government technologists, including Texas CISO Nancy Rainosek, who received the group's State Cybersecurity Leadership Award. The group awarded Rainosk for implementing multi-factor authentication for state agencies, cybersecurity awareness training, phishing simulations, secure developer coding training, managed security services, elections security assessments for Texas counties. Colin Wood reports.


Modernizing endpoint management to gain greater visibility into network activity

California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s CIO, Ken Kojima, and Tanium executive Chris Cruz discuss how the nation’s third largest law enforcement agency is leveraging high-fidelity endpoint data to inform critical IT networking decisions. Watch the full discussion.

Traffic-tech test bed coming to California city

Fremont, California, officials announced Tuesday the city will spend $940,000 on new video and radar systems to turn its downtown into a “nationally significant” test bed for traffic-safety data. Iteris, a company that makes software and sensors for measuring traffic, said it will install video and radar devices along intersections throughout a 10-mile stretch of Fremont’s downtown as part of the city’s “Safe and Smart Corridor” project. Ryan Johnston has details.


WATCH: WWT exec on the benefits of cloud-as-a-service versus traditional cloud

Chief technology advisor John Evans says agencies with requirements for low latency networking or data locality can look to cloud-as-a-service to help better unify data and make real-time decisions. That means that organizations can still take advantage of increased agility and flexibility even if their applications aren’t fully ready for the cloud. Watch Evan’s full interview here

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