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Nebraska’s centralized approach to cybersecurity, compliance in age of coronavirus

Like the other 49 state chief information officers Nebraska’s Ed Toner, and thousands more in local governments, have been very busy on the front lines to help orchestrate the continuation of business operations for the millions of citizens they all serve during this pandemic.

Toner agreed that Nebraska had been very much in sync with the other states...
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Lincoln Live On Demand: NE Public Service Commission Chair, Mary Ridder

The concept of federalism is central to the American republic, and it diffuses power away from Washington, D.C., and out to state capitals, major cities and towns across the country.

KFOR's Dale Johnson sits down with NE Public Service Commission Chair, Mary Ridder...
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30 State and Local Government IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2019

The concept of federalism is central to the American republic, and it diffuses power away from Washington, D.C., and out to state capitals, major cities and towns across the country.

That means that there is a wide constellation of players who impact state and local governments and the technologies they use. There is a correspondingly large number of those who influence the conversation around state and local IT. They include governors, state and city CIOs, analysts, journalists and podcasters…
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Texas, Nebraska CIOs reflect on organizational landscape

Getting to share common challenges and solutions among industry peers is not a privilege afforded to everyone in IT. But Texas state Chief Information Officer Todd Kimbriel said it’s especially valuable to the public sector.

Speaking about his favorite session from this year’s NASCIO annual fall conference in Nashville in October, Kimbriel praised the “open mic” which kicks off the event’s opening day. Participation is strictly limited to the state attendees, but Kimbriel said his years in the private sector lacked a similar experience…
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Investing in Digital Equity: The Case for Broadband Expansion

Nebraska CIO Ed Toner said that for any type of service to take hold, there must be a return on investment. In regard to broadband, Toner believes the private sector can solve the problem. The business case just has to be there. “You've really got to line up your business ahead of time,” Toner said. “It’s 100 percent a cost-benefit analysis...
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Nebraska's ArcGIS Hub Site Bridges Gap between Citizens, Government

The Nebraska Office of the CIO (OCIO) provides a wide range of technology services to state agencies, boards, and commissions… Recently staff developed a new version of NebraskaMAP, an ArcGIS Hub open data site that allows individual state agencies to share information with each other and the public on a range of issues...
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Agile Millennials and American-Style Privacy

Each year, Government Technology names 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers — innovators working inside and alongside government to bring about transformational change. It’s a list that’s grown to nearly 500 people in the almost two decades since the Top 25 program began.

There are usually several chief information officers on the list, and this year is no exception. Ed Toner is the state chief information officer for the state of Nebraska, a role....
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Nebraska Election System Chosen for a National Pilot Project

The State of Nebraska has been selected for a National States Geographical Information Council (NSGIC) election systems pilot program aimed at making sure all voters are able to vote on all the issues affecting their exact precinct address and local chief information officers to get to know the people behind the titles...
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Setting the Tone for Statewide Initiatives With Nebraska’s CIO

“This Q&A is part of a GovLoop series called “CIO Conversations.” Here, we’ll feature conversational interviews twice a month with current and former federal, state and local chief information officers to get to know the people behind the titles...
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