Oct 15 2020

NASCIO 2020: The Pandemic’s Effect on IT Priorities

The coronavirus pandemic has upended state budgets, and government IT projects have been affected as part of that. Some investments have been accelerated and others have been put on hold, but the pandemic has highlighted the value of technology to elected officials and government agency leaders. We spoke virtually with IT leaders from across the country during the NASCIO 2020 annual conference about how their IT investment plans have evolved as the pandemic has unfolded. 

Check out more of our coverage from NASCIO 2020 here.


    Tarek Tomes, CIO, Minnesota 

    Curtis Wood, CIO, Massachusetts

    Joshua Spence, CTO, West Virginia 

Video Highlights

  • Digital transformation opportunities have been accelerated, but state IT leaders remain focused on working with their agency counterparts on mission needs. 
  • Some states may need to cut their IT budgets, but the pandemic has served to showcase the value of technology to elected officials. 
  • States may now have a better opportunity to focus on making citizen services more user friendly.