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Book Cover: Artificial Intelligence – A Primer for State and Local Governments: Everything You Need to Know Since Yesterday

New Book from Dr. Alan Shark:
Artificial Intelligence – A Primer for State and Local Governments: Everything You Need to Know Since Yesterday

This primer was designed to serve as a comprehensive guide for state and local government officials, employees, and policymakers seeking to understand and leverage AI’s potential. We delve into the core concepts of AI technology, exploring its various applications within the government sector. Practical examples highlight how AI is already utilized to address real-world challenges municipalities and state agencies face.

Book Cover: CIO Leadership for Cities and Counties: Emerging Trends & Practices

Call for Authors: Get Published and Share Your Experience with Others in the IT Profession!

It is time for an update! CIO Leadership for Cities and Counties: Emerging Trends and Practices is the go-to textbook that many professionals in the government tech sector turn to when looking for insight to overcome the management, leadership, and operational challenges that impact how governments – and IT executives – deliver services to the public.

PODCASTS & INTERVIEWS

From Public Technology Institute…

AI and Cyber Summit Highlights:

Local Governments Are Developing Early AI Use Cases, CIOs Say

This blog is a repost from statetechmagazine.com. A Public Technology Institute conference panel expressed concerns about employee skills and funding. Local government CIOs agreed that artificial intelligence has great potential for staff augmentation but noted that...

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A glimpse at the ‘human-machine partnership’

This blog is a repost from route-fifty.com. Lots has been said about the ways in which artificial intelligence may augment employees’ work. But first, local governments will need to successfully manage the learning curve. When Tempe, Arizona, released its policy last...

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GOVERNMENT NEWS

Minnesota’s IT ‘Shark Tank’ funding $40 million in new ideas

News content provided by statescoop.com

Minnesota’s Technology Modernization Fund takes inspiration from the popular reality television program to find ways to improve state services.

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Worcester, Mass., Director of IT on Tech Work in a Mid-Size City

News content provided by govtech.com

Samantha Sendrowski outlines her approach to AI, learning from her peers, and the advantages and challenges of managing systems in New England’s second largest city.

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Agencies Win Big with Specific Applications of Staff Augmentation

News content provided by statetechmagazine.com

State and local governments enlist outside expertise to gain competencies in the latest innovations.

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Generative AI steps up as a ‘facilitator’

News content provided by route-fifty.com

The Texas Department of Public Safety now uses a generative AI-powered chatbot to streamline procurement. And Polco is rolling out a tool to connect city leaders with survey data so they can see how they stack up against others.

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How a Rural County in Texas Solved Its Broadband Problem

News content provided by governing.com

Bringing fiber infrastructure to rural areas is expensive and time consuming. Wise County, Texas, found a way to deliver high-speed Internet access without wires.

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Russian hacking group claims responsibility for cyberattack on Indiana wastewater plant

News content provided by statescoop.com

A video from the “People’s Cyber Army of Russia” claims responsibility for last week’s cyberattack on the Tipton West Wastewater Treatment Plant in Indiana.

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Whole-of-state program delivers security that’s ‘antivirus on steroids’

News content provided by route-fifty.com

Woodbury, Minnesota, was one of the first cities to take advantage of the subsidized managed detection and response solution.

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California announces 6-month trial of generative AI tools inside state government

News content provided by statescoop.com

Through new pilot programs, California agencies are planning to test generative AI tools to solve common operational challenges.

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHT

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

CGCIO™ – Certified Government Chief Information Officer

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A 12-month course for public sector CIOs, IT executives and practitioners that addresses the technology leadership and management challenges impacting the local government IT community. Presented with Rutgers University Center for Government Services.

CGDSP – Certified Government Digital Services Professional

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A self-paced, online course for today’s government web manager who is transforming from serving as a technical resource to becoming a professional digital communications manager. Presented with Rutgers University Center for Government Services.

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