Election officials renew push for more financial assistance

State and local election administrators said philanthropic gifts made a difference in 2020, but there are still longterm funding gaps.

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Fewer ransomware attacks against state and local government in 2021, but still a 'banner year'

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The antivirus firm Emsisoft counted 77 attacks against state and local governments and 88 targeting schools in 2021.

Ransomware attack prompted county jail to put inmates in lockdown

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Inmates at the Bernalillo County, N.M., jail have not been able to spend time out of their cells since a Jan. 5 ransomware attack disabled the facility's cameras, according to a court filling.

American Rescue Plan rule tweak allows more cybersecurity spending

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The Treasury Department's final rule for the American Rescue Plan's state and local relief funds makes it easier for recipients to use that money on cybersecurity.

Maricopa County, Ariz., finds partisan ballot review was incorrect, misleading

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County officials issued a lengthy rebuttal to the partisan review of 2.1 million ballots demanded by supporters of former President Trump.

New Mexico county 'first' local-government ransomware victim of 2022

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Bernalillo County, which contains Albuquerque, closed its government buildings following an apparent ransomware attack.

NHTSA selects vendor to test new 911 data-exchange model

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A new standard for sharing 911 data is an essential step as the nation moves to a IP-based systems, officials said.

What state agencies discovered using Zoom

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Zoom’s unified video communications platform expanded civic engagement. But state CIOs also discovered how it helps them pursue their ‘Top 10 IT Priorities.’

California announces 18 new broadband projects to reach 98% connectivity

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he's targeting regions that are currently underserved by internet companies.

County transit planners tap software for GIS non-experts

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Officials in two counties said new on-demand planning software from Via is making it easier for GIS beginners to work alongside data experts.

Cyber grants can't be 'once and done,' NACo leader says

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Rita Reynolds, CIO of the National Association of Counties, said the group's members have many uses for the grant program created by the infrastructure bill.