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State IT Workforce: Under Pressure and Trends in Government Use of Social Media

  • April 2011
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NASCIO and the National Association of State Personnel Executives recently hosted a discussion on the state government IT workforce, featuring an overview of State IT Workforce: Under Pressure, a January 2011 publication by NASCIO. The agenda included key state government information technology issues, including trends in government’s use of social media, featuring recent research by Jerry Mechling, Research Vice President, at Gartner.

In 2007, state CIOs had offered anecdotal evidence that states could face a potential shortage of government IT workers in the near future due to anticipated retirements of baby boomers and a waning interest in government IT employment from a younger generation. To revisit this looming issue, in November 2010 NASCIO conducted a web-based survey for state CIOs to assess the landscape of the state IT workforce. The results of the survey State IT Workforce: Under Pressure have been compiled and NASCIO members should use the results as a tool in identifying and addressing state IT workforce trends. The state responses provide a broad perspective on state IT workforce issues as a whole, and also allow CIOs to further assess the IT employment outlook within their respective states.

PresentersChad Grant, Policy Analyst, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and Jerry Mechling, Research Vice President, Gartner and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of Government


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