J.R. Sloan
Arizona Chief Information Officer J.R. Sloan attends a session at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 10, 2022. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

NASCIO adds Arizona CIO J.R. Sloan to executive committee

Arizona Chief Information Officer J.R. joins NASCIO's executive committee as its secretary treasurer for the 2024 program year.
whole of state cyber panel NASCIO 2023
From left: Alex Whitaker, NASCIO’s director of government affairs; Torry Crass, North Carolina’s chief risk officer; Ryan Murray, Arizona’s chief information security officer; and Jennifer Pittman-Leeper, a former security program manager in Arizona now working in the private sector. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Sustainable funding, workforce challenge whole-of-state cybersecurity transition

State officials said at NASCIO's annual conference that some smaller governments are living "below the cyber poverty line."
The Arizona state flag flies between the United States flag and the Navajo Nation flag at the Visitor Center at Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. (Robert Alexander / Getty Images)

Ransomware delayed pay for school staff in Arizona county

More than 4,500 employees across 14 school districts were affected by a ransomware attack targeting Pinal County, Arizona.