State agency leaders focusing more on cloud IT investments, survey says
Growing capabilities among states to provision cloud applications and services will enable them move from on-site data centers to the cloud over the next three years.
'Wall that damn thing off': What government CIOs can do to improve cybersecurity
The number of new applications and new devices coming into use means governments have to architect their networks for defense, San Francisco CIO Linda Gerull said.
Idaho plans to hire a cybersecurity specialist for elections
The new position would be responsible for monitoring threats against the state's voter registration database and coordinating with county-level officials.
Lee Allen to continue as Kansas' top IT official under new governor
Allen, who was named the state's chief information technology officer in July 2018, will stay in the job when Gov.-elect Laura Kelly takes office.
Georgia board endorses more electronic voting machines
The new machines would make paper receipts, but advocates of hand-marked ballots say they don't go far enough to secure the state's elections.
New York's 'Crypto Task Force' seeks to balance economic development with public security
As steward of some of the public's most valuable and sensitive information, the state "can't ignore blockchain," says State Asssemblyman Clyde Vanel.
South Carolina voting machines miscounted hundreds of ballots, report finds
Counting errors that were reported as official results are the result of bad software design, a computer science professor tells StateScoop.
Paperless government could be coming to New Jersey
Legislation now making its way through the state Senate would establish a task force to evaluate whether a paper-free executive branch is feasible.
Georgia has not followed good election security practices, cyber expert says
Gov.-elect Brian Kemp's last-minute accusation that Democrats hacked the state's voter registration database is but one in a string of election security gaffes, an expert told StateScoop.
In search for new voting machines, Louisiana may need to start over
If Dominion Voting Systems doesn't file a lawsuit by Dec. 12, the state's procurement process will likely go back to square one.