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Amaya Capellán was appointed new state CIO and deputy secretary for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the end of July 2023. The former vice president at Comcast, the telecommunications and media conglomerate, understands her charter – digital transformation. As described by her immediate boss, Secretary of Administration, Neil Weaver, Capellán’s extensive experience in the private-sector will do her well in her new position.

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As artificial intelligence (AI) technology is seeing an explosion in interest and use cases in government, the governors of Pennsylvania and Virginia last week issued executive orders that aim to create baselines of policy for development of generative AI applications.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro has selected Comcast executive Amaya Capellán as the state’s new chief information officer (CIO) to lead the Office for Information Technology (OIT).

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro late last month signed an executive order (EO) establishing the Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience (CODE PA). The new office is intended to improve, streamline, and continuously adapt Pennsylvania’s digital services so that interactions between users and commonwealth entities are simple, seamless, and secure.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro this week signed an executive order that both cements his customer service transformation strategy and establishes the Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience (CODE PA) to improve online services for Pennsylvanians and streamline the way they interact with the state government online.

The Treasury Department last week announced the approval of over $740 million for high-speed internet projects in California and Pennsylvania under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan’s Capital Projects Fund (CPF).

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