NASCIO 2023: How State CIOs Are Addressing Cyber Workforce Challenges
State agencies continue to face challenges in addressing workforce shortages, particularly for key IT skills such as cybersecurity. How are they addressing these hurdles? Texas CIO Amanda Crawford and North Carolina CIO James Weaver provide their perspectives.
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Amanda Crawford, CIO, Texas
James Weaver, CIO, North Carolina
- States are working with schools to get middle and high school students interested in IT by integrating it into curriculums.
- CIOs are partnering with state universities and community colleges to offer cyber degree programs and certifications.
- States must ensure that their IT workforces have reskilling and upskilling opportunities to stay on top of new technologies.