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30 Innovations that Mattered in 2014
New Year’s Resolutions –we can all agree that they are difficult, if not impossible, to maintain. But here’s the thing: small, incremental changes and improvements are totally attainable. Say instead of joining the new workout fad – like Crossfit – you instead walk a mile a day. That’s completely doable. And by walking that mile, you took the first step to getting healthier.
It’s hard for governments especially to make wide, sweeping changes. But small adaptions can make a lasting impact. Small innovations or changes to business as usual can transform governments and the lives of millions of Americans. We wanted to highlight a few of these innovations that have the potential to have a lasting impact on the way government works.
Cybersecurity tops NASCIO’s 2015 federal advocacy priorities
Cybersecurity once again tops the list of federal advocacy priorities for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, according to a release Thursday.
“Cybersecurity is a critical concern and priority for state CIOs,” NASCIO president Stuart Davis, Ohio’s chief information officer, said in a release. “Our nation must do more to combat the asymmetrical, sophisticated threats our government networks face on a daily basis.”
In particular, the organization for state IT executives is looking for the federal government to offer more resources, bolster collaboration and increase information sharing to help create a coordinated cyber threat response. NASCIO also looks to the federal government to ensure that states have access to advanced cybersecurity tools and qualified professionals to fight cyber intrusions at the state level.
Governor Mary Fallin Delivers 2015 State of the State Address
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today delivered the annual State of the State Address in front of a joint session of the Oklahoma Legislature. In it, Fallin focused on the urgent need to improve the state’s budgeting process to ensure that legislators can adequately fund priority goals related to education, public safety, health and more.
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