Election officials say they're adopting a 'security first' mindset heading into 2020

The relationship between state and federal officials has improved, but there are still plenty of challenges in securing election systems across the country, speakers at an NGA conference said.

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Kansas terminates 'no-bid' contracts valued at $112 million

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Gov. Laura Kelly said her decision to cancel the agreements with vendor CGI follows an earlier promise to improve transparency in the state.

Police have been feeding celebrity photos, doctored images into facial-recognition systems

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New research shows that a lack of clear standards for using the technology has led many agencies to resort to an array of questionable practices in attempting to identify criminal suspects.

Workforce development crucial to improving states' cybersecurity, governors say

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The leaders of Louisiana and Arkansas told a National Governors Association conference that states are making headway on cybersecurity through school curriculum and training programs.

Arkansas plans to deploy broadband statewide by 2022

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson released a plan this week that includes creating a new statewide broadband office charged with connecting all communities with more than 500 residents.

Eliminate paper-based invoicing to save valuable government resources

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Agency CFOs and CIOs alike can benefit from investing in automated invoicing and payment systems. A cloud-based service would pay for itself in less than a year.

What Colorado learned from treating a cyberattack like a disaster

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When the state's transportation department saw last February that its initial response wasn't working, the governor called for additional help amid a ransomware infection that was spinning out of control.

Ohio, Pennsylvania plan interstate system for managing road work

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Officials are hopeful the $5.38 million project could become a national system for managing what has historically been a manual coordination process.

11 steps to a 'brokerage model' for state CIOs

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In its latest publication, NASCIO outlines strategic "plays" top state IT officials can make to sustain a new operating model.

'Whole-of-state' approach on cybersecurity growing in popularity

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State IT agencies play an expanding role in coordinating cybersecurity policy all the way down to the lowest levels of government, speakers said at a National Governors Association conference.

Russians hacked two Florida counties in 2016, Gov. DeSantis says

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The governor said he cannot name the counties, citing an "unusual" nondisclosure agreement he signed with federal officials.

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