Former Virginia IT official to lead industry group's push into state affairs

Dan Wolf, former deputy CIO of Virginia, will lead the Alliance for Digital Innovation's efforts to promote state-government modernization.

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NASPO ValuePoint to test partnership with 'Yelp for government'

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NASPO ValuePoint, a cooperative purchasing platform used by state procurement officials, will incorporate reviews of government vendors.

New York City to provide free internet to 200 public housing sites

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Mayor Eric Adams and city CTO Matt Fraser said the city plans to connect 300,000 public-housing residents with internet and basic-cable service.

Cities urged to ‘think boldy’ about ‘historic and monumental’ federal funding

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Speakers at Miami's Smart City Expo USA said recent federal funding is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to build digital equity.

Education Department picks partners for K-12 tech strategy refresh

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Four nonprofits will lead development of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology's next National Educational Technology Plan.

On-time and on-budget isn't enough for IT modernization, CIOs say

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Security, data governance, business processes and user-centered design add new concerns to IT modernization projects, state CIOs said.

Locals' .gov adoption is getting better, but still slow

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More local governments have moved to the top-level domain since CISA waived a $400 fee, but there's still a long way to go, writes Georgia's former CTO.

Chicago's new CIO says modernization plan will have city "off to the races"

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Kurt Peterson, who was named Chicago's CIO in July, said the city's $400 million modernization plan will remake the city's technology.

State broadband official expects new FCC data will provide closer look

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North Carolina broadband leader Nate Denny he'll be "very active" in reviewing new FCC data underlying its upcoming broadband map.

FCC approves $800M for rural broadband expansion in 19 states

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Illinois, Arizona and Iowa are among the states set to benefit most from the latest round of the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.

Louisiana first to receive BEAD broadband grant

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Louisiana is getting $3 million in federal funds for digital-equity programs and to start planning for its full BEAD broadband grant.

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