Atlanta creates CIO advisory group to drive city's tech policy

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

The 13-member group includes technology executives at some of the city's biggest companies, including Delta Air Lines, Equifax and Chick-fil-A.

Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner, is similar to one introduced two years ago but failed to advance.

States are struggling to attract top IT talent from the workforce

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

A survey highlights workforce challenges, driving some states' CIOs to focus on job reclassification and internship programs.

One year after Atlanta's ransomware attack, the city says it's transforming its technology

by Benjamin Freed • 4 weeks ago

The city's new CIO, Gary Brantley, says cybersecurity is now "at the front of everything we do" in the wake of a cyberattack that cost Atlanta $17 million.

Georgia county paid $400K to ransomware hackers

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The county was hit by the Ryuk virus, one of the most costly varieties of ransomware.

Rural Jackson County, Ga., recovering from ransomware attack

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The attack knocked out all county email services and forced the sheriff's department to revert to recording arrests and jail bookings on paper.

Louisville, Ky., loses Google Fiber after company placed lines too shallow

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Google said it will end service in Louisville on April 15, though the city says it has other options, including a growing municipal fiber network.

Atlanta names private-sector veteran as new CISO

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

William Wade III will assume his first role in the public sector with a city still rebuilding its digital infrastructure after a devastating ransomware attack last year.

Ransomware attack on Akron, Ohio takes down 311 service amid major snowstorm

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

State and federal officials are investigating the attack, though the city says it did not affect its storm preparations or ability to get the streets plowed.

New Colorado CIO wants to deliver 'customer delight' to state workers and residents

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

Theresa Szczurek says she'll draw on a career defined by improving information technology — from Bell Labs to her private consulting practices.

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