State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls

"Tough decisions are going to be made" if Congress doesn't provide a big rescue package, one county leader said.

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Voter registration 'a huge target' for ransomware

by • 24 hours ago

The legacy database systems and remote access protocols many election administrators use are frequent entry points for attacks, Recorded Future's Allan Liska said.

What's in the Senate's relief bill for state and local tech? Nothing, yet

by • 1 week ago

The Senate's latest pandemic relief proposal contains no assistance for states and cities, though officials are hoping that changes in negotiations.

From 'smart mobility hubs' to crowdsourcing traffic data, Columbus tests new transportation tech

by • 1 week ago

The Smart Columbus regional partnership in Ohio has announced three new pilot projects to reduce traffic congestion and improve access to transportation options.

Four legal tips for managing data during the pandemic

by • 1 week ago

News concerns around security, compliance, data-ownership and access are increasingly relevant as staff work remotely during the pandemic, a lawyer told the National Association of Counties' online conference.

Ransomware continues to be election-security fear for local officials

by • 2 weeks ago

Small local governments' vulnerability to cyberattacks threatens their ability to administer the upcoming election, county officials were warned.

Rural North Carolinans are sicker with worse access to broadband

by • 2 weeks ago

A new study from the state's technology department found that residents in the state's rural areas have less access to broadband and telehealth services and are more likely to be ill.

Counties pleading for more, flexible funds in next pandemic relief package

by • 2 weeks ago

Local governments have been able to use some federal relief funds for IT, but much more is needed, county leaders said during a conference call with reporters.

West Virginia launches CARES Act portal for quick pandemic relief

by • 2 weeks ago

The new portal, designed to accelerate financial relief to businesses, is the first step to transforming West Virginia's grant management system, officials said.

How CIOs can elevate the case for a digital government strategy

by • 2 weeks ago

The pandemic demonstrated why agencies should invest in modern IT, but to succeed, they must develop true strategies to meet the needs of digital citizens and workers.

Kansas CISO moves to El Paso County, Texas

by • 3 weeks ago

Rod Blunt served as Kansas' top cybersecurity official for nearly 16 years, and developed the state's information security office and cybersecurity strategy.