Art Thompson

How do IT officials get elected leaders to focus on cyber? Don't talk about technology.


When speaking with elected officials who want cybersecurity to be "solved," state and local IT leaders said they leave tech out of the conversation.

Detroit's 'Street View' project hoped to boost GIS, data transparency


The city is using a lidar-equipped van to map city streets in order to give residents access to GIS data, new CIO Art Thompson said.

Detroit CIO Beth Niblock named IT chief at HUD


Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan named Art Thompson, the CIO for the city's public safety departments, to succeed Niblock.