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Miami Beach PD circumvents ban on drone surveillance with a blimp

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

The "sleek, yet friendly"-looking tethered aerostat has dredged up old questions of safety versus privacy.

'InnovateOhio' office will modernize state government, says incoming Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

The new office is to look at everything from broadband expansion and worker training to data consolidation and blockchain technology.

Colorado Gov. Polis appoints new statewide CIO

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Theresa Szczurek, founder of an enterprise software firm that makes live-assistance platforms, now takes over the state Office of Information Technology.

Charleston hires former GIS director as first innovation chief

by Ryan Johnston • 2 weeks ago

Tracy McKee returns to the South Carolina city after eight months as Baltimore's chief data officer.

Vermont hires new cybersecurity chief, ending 10-month vacancy

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Nicholas Andersen, a former military intelligence cybersecurity official, started as the state's chief information security officer last week.

States must incentivize industry to expand rural broadband, says Delaware CIO

by Jake Williams • 1 month ago

On StateScoop's Priorities podcast, James Collins says states should try to offset some costs vendors face when expanding broadband to rural areas.

Ohio Governor-elect Mike DeWine names statewide IT chief

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Ervan Rodgers, who's been the IT chief in the attorney general office since 2015, will become Ohio's next statewide CIO when DeWine takes office in January.

Atlanta airport opens first biometric terminal in U.S.

by Jared Beinart • 2 months ago

Passengers on international flights with five airlines now have the option to go through every step of the boarding process using facial-recognition scans.

In search for new voting machines, Louisiana may need to start over

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

If Dominion Voting Systems doesn't file a lawsuit by Dec. 12, the state's procurement process will likely go back to square one.

West Virginia's new chief technology officer says he's taking a 'risk approach'

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Joshua Spence, previously the chief information security officer, wants the state to make cybersecurity a bigger consideration before making big IT decisions.

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