Iowa auditor faults state's $21M software contract paid by CARES Act

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand said the state misallocated $21 million in federal pandemic relief funding.

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Michigan prepares to automate expungement of criminal records

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's signing of recent criminal-justice reform bills notches another victory for Code for America's "Clear My Record" program.

Virginia's new cloud-enabled data center went live

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A data center migration is "well ahead of schedule" for its 2022 completion, officials told StateScoop.

States' lack of emerging-tech governance is risky, NASCIO says

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New research published by NASCIO shows that state technology officials are interested in technologies like AI and chatbots, many states don't have the governance models to effectively adopt them.

Combatting election disinformation is 'whack-a-mole,' says New Mexico official

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"The misinformation and disinformation out there is ramping up to a crazy level," New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said during an online conference.

Cruise to launch unmanned self-driving cars in San Francisco this year

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General Motors President Dan Ammann said his company will be the first to put unmanned self-driving vehicles on the roads of a major U.S. city.

Chatbots were a 'godsend' for states' pandemic responses, CIOs said

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Technologies that can help agencies automate processes were a huge help this year, but there are still some pockets of reluctance in government, several state CIOs said.

West Virginia to move state employees to Google Workspace

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The move is expected to save the state government $11.5 million, Gov. Jim Justice said.

NASCIO names winners of State Technology Innovator Awards

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State technology officials in Colorado, Florida and Tennessee were recognized by the group for their contributions to advancing state technology policy.

New Jersey CISO extols virtues of security centralization

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The unique structure of New Jersey's cybersecurity organization has advantages, said CISO Michael Geraghty, including catching vulnerabilities, like one that was being exploited by a Russian actor in January.

How Indiana's data-privacy policies prepared the state for COVID-19

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Indiana Chief Privacy Officer Ted Cotterill said several years of transforming the state's culture of enterprise data-sharing paid off during the health crisis.