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.

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Illinois hires new chief data officer

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Tammy Roust, a former associate director of the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, will take over the state government's data practice.

Alabama names Marty Redden as permanent CIO

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Redden, who had served in an acting capacity since the June departure of Jim Purcell, is Alabama's first permanent CIO and IT secretary in more than two years.

AV standards 'insufficient' for manufacturers, agency heads say

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Autonomous vehicles need federal safety standards more stringent than an existing patchwork of inconsistent state regulations, U.S. transportation officials told the Senate Commerce Committee.

Trailblazers in government share lessons learned

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Government missions are complex, but leaders within our agencies are driving technology changes that help the organization advance in their mission.

'User education' key to prevent ransomware, says state cyber commander

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"There’s always that one user who gets the email and wants to click on it," said Maj. Alan Dunn of the Louisiana National Guard. "That’s 85 to 90 percent of your battle."

Texas moves 'beyond IoT' in new state technology strategy

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Texas' technology plan for the next five years represents a maturation in data management and digital services, officials told StateScoop.

Louisiana government hit with ransomware attack

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Officials said the attack, which involved the Ryuk malware, did not result in any data loss.

Virginia builds new model for quantifying cybersecurity risk

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Where previously estimations and anecdotes sufficed, a new mathematical model will place precise dollar amounts on the IT security risks the state faces.

Kentucky's new governor to 'rein in' CIO's salary

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Andy Beshear, who was elected Nov. 5, plans to reduce the controversial $375,000 salary Gov. Matt Bevin gave to his CIO, Chuck Grindle.

Cybersecurity tops state administrators' risk-management list

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A recent survey sets the stage for government administrators, as many states are still evolving on how they manage risks to government operations.