Election officials say say they're adopting a 'security first' mindset heading into 2020

The relationship between state and federal officials has improved, but there are still plenty of challenges in securing election systems across the country, speakers at an NGA conference said.

county & local news

Congress will reconsider $1.1 billion 'Smart Cities and Communities Act'

by • 4 days ago

The legislation would coordinate federal agencies to support urban technology initiatives and provide five years of funding.

Report: Ransomware attacks against state and local government are on the rise

by • 6 days ago

Reports of ransomware attacks against state and local governments jumped 39 percent in 2018, according to research from cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.

Law enforcement risks being a captive of its video surveillance data, report warns

by • 2 weeks ago

Rapid growth of state and local law enforcement video footage calls for newer strategies for storing and analyzing data.

How a California county gained cloud-like benefits in its on-premises infrastructure

by • 3 weeks ago

San Mateo County’s CIO modernized legacy infrastructure using hyperconverged solutions, streamlining deployment and scaling of its data center resources.

Report: Municipal broadband environment has gotten 'significantly worse'

by • 1 month ago

The number of municipally run networks has risen, but state lawmakers are also throwing up more roadblocks, according to a new report from BroadbandNow.

'Small Places, Big Ideas' innovation cohort for local governments announced

by • 1 month ago

Twenty-five local governments will be admitted into the program to develop solutions to a common government problem.

Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments

by • 1 month ago

The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner, is similar to one introduced two years ago but failed to advance.

Three ways state and local governments can get people excited about data projects

by • 1 month ago

State and local government officials say that staying organized and leading with open arms are proven means of building mature data programs.

The 5 most challenging IT tasks facing local governments

by • 2 months ago

Commentary: From cybersecurity to time management, PTI's Dale Bowen shares what IT leaders from across the country are saying about their toughest tasks.

Orange County, N.C., recovering from ransomware attack

by • 2 months ago

The county of about 145,000 residents made relatively speedy progress bringing systems back online and did not pay the ransom, the county's CIO said.

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