Local Governments Need Cybersecurity, Cloud Experts
When it comes to tech hiring, private companies attract a lot of attention—but governments are also desperate for technologists who can help harden systems against external threats, port valuable data to the cloud, and modernize taxpayer-funded tech stacks.
The 2022 CompTIA Public Technology Institute (PTI) State of City and County IT National Survey (yes, it’s a mouthful) shows that CIOs in city and county governments across the country anticipate significant budget increases over the next year—and they’re more than happy to spend that on technologist talent. But what do they need when it comes to actual tech skills? The survey shows that cybersecurity is top of mind for these CIOs, followed by modernization and innovation. (Thirty-eight government technology executives participated in the survey.)