Hawaii CIO Todd Nacapuy to resign

by Benjamin Freed • 15 hours ago

Nacapuy, who was hired in 2015 to turn around a struggling state IT office, will step down Dec. 31.

North Dakota coordinates statewide Hour of Code

by Betsy Foresman • 7 days ago

The state says it's the first to coordinate such an event across a state's K-12 and higher education systems. More than 6,000 students participated.

Microsoft expands rural broadband initiative to 25 states

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Its Airband initiative is slated to provide high-speed internet to three million people by 2022.

Partnership promises internet access for tribal, rural lands in Montana, Washington

by Ryan Johnston • 1 month ago

A new agreement between Microsoft and Native Network is the final leg of the tech company's "Airband" initiative.

Ready or not, states are about to find out if their election security investments worked

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

State and local election officials have hired new cybersecurity personnel, purchased new hardware and software and even brought in the National Guard.

New York City child services gives new tablet computers to all child abuse investigators

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

More than 2,000 caseworkers will be equipped with Microsoft Surface Pro devices, which will give them access to critical files while in the field, the city says.

Technology to play pivotal role in new 'transformation' plan pitched by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

If approved by the legislature, 42 departments would become 15, and the technology office would join a new body coordinating ongoing transformation.

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats paid more than $700,000 to recover from ransomware attack

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

The March 2017 attack blocked senators and their staffs from accessing their email and other computer systems.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam orders state agencies to the cloud

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

The order requires agencies to submit cloud migration plans to the state's IT department starting this December.

Scientific collective calls for paper-based voting machines, no more internet voting

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Researchers from NASEM highlight the need for secure and verifiable voting systems and urge Congress for new mandates and funding.

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