How Texas used its disaster playbook after a huge ransomware attack

The Lone Star State was the latest respond to a ransomware attack by making it a statewide emergency.

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Govern for America hopes first cohort spurs interest in government work

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The national fellowship program is striving to rebrand careers in state and local government as a challenging and meaningful adventure.

As 911 goes digital, security and training pose major challenges

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Today's aging, analog 911 systems are largely insulated from cyberattacks. But soon they'll be plugged into everything else that gets hacked.

LocalSmart Awards honor top local government leaders, projects

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The new award series from StateScoop highlights the people and projects making local government work more effectively and efficiently.

Only four presidential candidates have a plan for the digital divide

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A new report from comparing the policy positions of 14 candidates across five internet-related issues shows few have comprehensive plans.

Congress moving closer toward cybersecurity aid to state and local governments

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Legislation helping state and local governments fund cybersecurity programs after a spate of costly ransomware attacks is working its way through Congress.

For state governments, cybersecurity is getting more complex

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State chief information security officers and homeland security advisers who spoke at a federal cybersecurity conference said their missions are widening.

Water tech firm 120WaterAudit to tackle aging infrastructure

by • 4 weeks ago

A round of venture funding will allow the company to double in size and expand its offerings beyond lead testing and compliance.

Microsoft, Nextlink partner to expand broadband in six states

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Millions in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are expected to receive improved access to high-speed internet through the new partnership.

To challenge FCC’s bad broadband maps, groups demand a regular process

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The Federal Communications Commission now faces a slew of legislation that seeks to regulate its broadband data-collection and mapping processes.

Ohio gets $17.8 million to test autonomous vehicles on rural roads

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The next generation of transportation gets plenty of testing in cities, but Ohio researchers say there are important lessons to be learned in the boondocks.