county & local news
FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II
The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.
Senate passes NASCIO-backed cybersecurity aid bill
The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act, which would provide more federal funding and resources to lower rungs of government, passed the Senate unanimously.
NASCIO supports Senate bill helping local governments adopt .gov domain
State CIOs put their voice behind a measure that would help their local counterparts move to the federally administrated top-level domain reserved for governments.
Utilities not watching networks close enough, former officials say
Internet-connected devices attached to systems operated by local governments and public utilities aren't given enough attention, two former officials said.
Ransomware Attacks Map chronicles a growing threat
StateScoop presents a new interactive map highlighting the scourge of ransomware attacks that are growing more frequent.
New York congressman introduces broadband mapping bills
Two bills from Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado are aimed at giving rural communities more power to collect data on internet speeds in their areas.
Massachusetts announces cybersecurity workshops for local governments
A two-part workshop series hosted across five regions of the state next year is hoping to provide additional resources to local agencies with less funding.
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.
Govern for America hopes first cohort spurs interest in government work
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
Today's aging, analog 911 systems are largely insulated from cyberattacks. But soon they'll be plugged into everything else that gets hacked.