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Tennessee deputy chief information officer discusses how the state is working to attract and retain a skilled technology workforce.

Building and maintaining a skilled technology workforce remains a significant challenge for state governments.

According to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers 2019 survey, the largest challenge facing CIOs acting as a broker of IT services is the workforce. Route Fifty spoke with JP McInnes, the deputy state chief information officer for Tennessee, who described approaches that state is exploring and implementing to create a tech talent pipeline to close the workforce gap.  

Alisha Powell Gillis is the senior editor for Route Fifty.

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