Emily Bamforth

Reporter for StateScoop and EdScoop covering IT, decision-making and modernization. Before joining Scoop News Group, reported for six years for Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

County & Local

Multiple state employment sites down after cyberattack on Geographic Solutions Inc.

by Emily Bamforth • 2 months ago

A cyberattack against Geographic Solutions Inc. has taken several state unemployment and workforce sites offline.


Michigan State University gets $10.5 million to expand statewide broadband

by Emily Bamforth • 2 months ago

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded $10.5 million to Michigan State University and Merit Network.


Wyoming IT department to help develop certificate for state university

by Emily Bamforth • 2 months ago

The state IT department is working with the University of Wyoming to develop an executive-training program that state tech leaders will take.


Broadband equity? Office of EdTech is gathering ideas for states

by Emily Bamforth • 4 months ago

A federal education office is holding "digital equity education roundtables" to develop insights for states seeking federal broadband funding.


Cleveland's new plow tracker snowed under by 'overwhelming' demand

by Emily Bamforth • 7 months ago

The new site, used to show which streets have been cleared, was not working properly much of the day Friday.

Emerging Tech

Washington state bills push for blockchain group, digital credentials

by Emily Bamforth • 7 months ago

New legislation would direct officials and industry groups to explore how blockchain could be used to support government operations.