Michigan launches autonomous vehicle development office
The new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification will guide policy around autonomous vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support connected vehicles.
Arkansas makes longtime interim CISO permanent
Nolan Leatherwood, who's served as the state's chief information security officer on an interim basis since 2018, will take the role on permanently.
Newark, New Jersey, technology chief Steve Emanuel to step down
After 18 months heading Newark's IT, the former statewide CIO will take a consulting position with CGI to assist state and local government agencies in New Jersey.
Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities
The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.
Pandemic kindled 'newfound interest' in government's IT modernization project
Google executive Todd Schroeder said recent successes rapidly upgrading legacy systems in state and local government will have a lasting effect on the mindsets of IT leaders.
Coalition urges Senate to provide immediate pandemic relief to state and local governments
A coalition of businesses, unions and government organizations urged Congress to pass financial relief to avoid state and local budget disasters.
Defense bill amendment would put a cybersecurity coordinator in each state
A bipartisan amendment borrows from a previously introduced bill that would place a federal cybersecurity adviser in each state.
California launches open-source COVID-19 forecast tool
The new site uses academic models to allow researchers and members of the public to view projections as the pandemic resurges in the Golden State.
Nearly 75% of states launched chatbots to aid pandemic response
Surging demand at health and labor departments spurred adoption of chatbots in state government, according to a new NASCIO report.
IT consolidation led to culture clashes, Tennessee's CIO says
"We should’ve done more to do a cultural analysis," Stephanie Dedmon said of merging IT workers from 23 different agencies into a unified organization.