diversity

New Illinois office boosts contracts for women- and minority-owned IT vendors

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Illinois CIO Jennifer Ricker established an office to increase the percentage of contracts awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses.

Fostering diversity in state IT requires ‘vulnerability’

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On the Priorities podcast, Tennessee CIO Stephanie Dedmon shares what she's learned from a diversity and inclusion initiative in her agency, and Wyoming cybersecurity officials talk about how they're preparing for new federal grants.

NASCIO takes closer look at diversity in state IT

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Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is a growing priority for state CIOs, but a new NASCIO report finds that state IT has far to go.

How Tennessee embraced diversity in IT

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CIO Stephanie Dedmon said a diversity and inclusion council created in the wake of the George Floyd protests is creating a "sense of greater belonging" in her agency.

State GIS community strives for greater diversity

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On StateScoop's GIS Addressed podcast, two GIS leaders say they're hoping to attract broader participation in GIS, both in leadership positions and in organizations like NSGIC.

Why state governments struggle to hire women in cybersecurity roles

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Speakers at NASCIO's midyear conference said more women will be attracted to the cybersecurity field if they see more people who look like them in leadership roles.

Delaware's CIO isn't giving up on his data analytics vision

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Sometimes projects run into roadblocks. Delaware CIO James Collins says the keys to advancing are diligence and persistence.

Diversity gets employees in the door — inclusivity keeps them there

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Delaware Chief Information Officer James Collins calls on state government IT leaders to think of diversity in terms of productivity, innovation and efficiency.

Diversity, collaboration central to Rhode Island CIO's management style

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In his first government role, recently-appointed state Chief Information Officer Bijay Kumar says he's looking for allies to turn around the state's flagging IT projects.

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