Georgia Technology Authority

Georgia CISO David Allen moves to private sector

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Allen, who had served as Georgia's statewide CISO since 2019, stepped down earlier this month for a private sector job.

Georgia promotes chief cloud officer to CTO

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Dmitry Kagansky, the state’s chief cloud officer, takes over the CTO role recently vacated by Steve Nichols.

Georgia CTO Steve Nichols steps down after 20 years

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Steve Nichols, who was hired as Georgia's chief technology officer in 2002 and served five CIOs, is joining the consulting firm Gartner.

Georgia pilots new user-centric website

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Users don't care how state agencies function, says the state's chief digital officer, only that they get they can find the critical information they need.

2018 was 'a bad year' for ransomware, but so far 2019 is no better

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Ransomware incidents in Baltimore and Jackson County, Georgia, and are extending a run of cyberattacks on state and local governments that officials say will likely continue.

As governor transition approaches, Georgia focuses on services

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With an incoming gubernatorial transition, Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes says the state's work on IT services will help agencies deliver on their missions.

It’s time to prioritize your organization’s digital strategy

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Commentary: Georgia’s chief digital officer says creating a digital strategy can help a state build credibility with its citizens and align with their goals.

Georgia launches new cyber innovation and training center

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A new center, located in close proximity to U.S. Army Cyber Command, will bring together academia, private industry and government to develop state and local cyber standards.

Lessons learned from Georgia's IT outsourcing efforts

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It’s been a little more than four years since Georgia outsourced almost all of its information technology infrastructure and telecommunications in a bold move aimed at reducing risk and modernizing technology for the state’s IT enterprise.

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