Public Technology Institute

Many officials using 'George Costanza' password model, says county tech chief

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The CTO of Riverside County, Calif., said he suspects many government leaders use weak passwords, just like "Seinfeld's" George Costanza.

Most local CIOs expect budgets to increase as cyber concerns mount, survey finds

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An annual survey by CompTIA's Public Technology Institute found that more than 80% of city and county CIOs expect their budgets to increase.

Local governments worry about getting 'left out' of new cyber grant program

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State and local IT officials are equally eager for details on the new federal cybersecurity grant program as they plan for the year ahead.

On cybersecurity, local IT officials still struggle to gain leaders' interest

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CompTIA's Public Technology Institute found that local cyber budgets increased slightly over the past year, but many elected officials still aren't tuning in.

CIOs face budget pressure from pandemic in 2021

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Financial shortfalls were not as bad as projected, but "we're going to see reduced spending models" for some time, NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson said.

Want to collaborate on cyber? Just ask, city officials say

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Getting state and local governments to work together is all about knowing who to call and being persistent about it, speakers said during an online conference.

Cities, counties unenthused by 'smart' projects in 2020, survey shows

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According to survey data released by the Public Technology Institute, just 10% of local government CIOs believe “smart” initiatives are met by agency leaders with enthusiasm.

Slow internet, poor preparation plague local governments amid pandemic

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Local government IT leaders say they're facing a raft of issues as they work remotely, which they expect to continue managing for many months more.

Most local CIOs bracing for budget cuts, survey finds

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About half of local IT leaders polled by CompTIA expect budget cuts in 2020, but COVID-19's effect on government spending will ripple for years.

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