J.R. Sloan

How not to tick off a state CIO

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During NASCIO's annual conference, state CIOs shared what tech vendors can do to avoid their wrath.

On-time and on-budget isn't enough for IT modernization, CIOs say

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Security, data governance, business processes and user-centered design add new concerns to IT modernization projects, state CIOs said.

Arizona’s cyber command center is for collaboration, CIO says

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Arizona CIO J.R. Sloan said the state's new cyber center provides new ways for government to work across agencies and sectors.

First NASCIO cloud survey finds mainframes still rule

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State CIOs continue to extol the virtues of cloud services, but budgeting rules and uncertainty about certifications pose barriers.

Arizona readies first pilot of ‘StateRAMP’ program

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Arizona tech officials plan to spend the next year testing a new program to vet and monitor the security practices of their cloud vendors.

'StateRAMP' group aims to grade state and local vendors' security

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Modeled after FedRAMP for federal cloud providers, StateRAMP seeks to bring vendor standardization to state and local government.

Pandemic sped adoption of states' digital services, exposed lapses in preparation

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States' earlier work moving agencies to the cloud or building processes and relationships have paid off in spades during a pandemic that has shortened timelines and stretched organizations' capabilities.

Arizona promotes interim CIO J.R. Sloan to permanent role

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J.R. Sloan, who had been running the Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology office since last August, now has the role on a full-time basis.

Consistent governance framework helps states efficiently deliver citizen services

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On the seventh episode of the Priorities podcast, leaders from Arkansas and Arizona discuss their approach to enterprise IT governance.

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