Joshua Spence

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

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

West Virginia's CIO explains his new enterprise authority

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Joshua Spence, who recently gained authority to oversee technology projects across the state government, said its enabling the "true value" of IT.

West Virginia's CTO gets new title, more authority

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A new piece of legislation gives state IT chief Joshua Spence a CIO title and greater authority to manage information technology across state agencies.

How states are using data to manage cybersecurity risk

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States are increasingly using data to improve how they address their biggest problems, including their biggest problem: managing cybersecurity risk.

Ransomware drives West Virginia to new endpoint detection and response

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The escalating risk brought on by ransomware is guiding new policies and purchases in state government, says state CTO Joshua Spence.

West Virginia navigates ‘complex net’ of enterprise IT systems

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The state’s chief technology officer says he’s now working to modernize the state’s systems while ensuring complexity is kept manageable. 

'Converge' as a group for better state IT budgeting, tech leaders say

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The top technology officials from Pennsylvania and West Virginia say bringing an enterprise together for budgeting talks can generate unexpected business value.

West Virginia's new chief technology officer says he's taking a 'risk approach'

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Joshua Spence, previously the chief information security officer, wants the state to make cybersecurity a bigger consideration before making big IT decisions.

CIO group recognizes state CISOs, Ohio CIO

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Two state chief information security officers were recognized for their work on cybersecurity and Ohio’s chief information officer Stu Davis received the meritorious service award.

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