New Kentucky governor to nominate logistics executive as state's CIO

Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected Ruth Day, a vice president at the shipping logistics company Landstar Systems, to replace outgoing CIO Chuck Grindle.

state news

States need better data recovery to forestall ransomware threats

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A third of state government officials in a new survey have experienced a ransomware attack; a majority still need help improving data recovery and response capabilities.

Sanders introduces $150 billion 'Internet for All' plan

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Bernie Sanders' broadband policy would invest $150 billion in technical and infrastructure grants while dismantling giant companies like AT&T and Comcast.

New California tech lobby focuses on business with state and local government

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Led by former California state official and CompTIA executive Jennifer Saha, TechCA will seek to help industry “be a better partner to government.”

Six months after IT reorganization, Florida's deputy CIO steps down

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Deputy CIO Heath Beach says his team did "great things." Meanwhile, the state has yet to name a new leader of the young technology agency.

FCC's 5G fund called 'slap in the face' to areas struggling to get 4G

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The FCC's $9 billion 5G expansion plan was criticized by lawmakers and state officials who say it lacks a clear business plan and will do little for rural areas.

FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II

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The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.

California is building a 'portal of portals' for its data

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It's the latest step in the state's effort to simplify its digital services and encourage development of new tools for public safety, public health and beyond.

Texas and Virginia CISOs embrace 'whole-of-state' cybersecurity

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State governments are increasingly roping in more stakeholders when developing their cybersecurity strategies. "Sharing begets sharing," Virginia CISO Michael Watson said.

New York state names new interim CIO

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Jeremy M. Goldberg, who was most recently New York state's deputy secretary for innovation and technology, now serves as interim chief information officer.

Alaska finds permanent CIO after months of upheaval

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Bill Smith, a former Army official and military contractor, was hired Nov. 18, after a year in which the state shuffled through four other chief information officers.

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