Mueller report details Russian hacking against state election systems

The special counsel wrote that the FBI believes Russian government hackers succeeded gaining access to the network of at least one Florida county just before the 2016 election.

state news

Minnesota Gov. Walz names former St. Paul CIO as new IT commissioner

by • 4 days ago

Tarek Tomes, the former CIO of St. Paul, will take over the state's IT leadership as it seeks to get a problem-addled vehicle registration system under control.

North Dakota's IT department takes charge of cybersecurity for the entire state

by • 1 week ago

Legislation signed by the governor gives the North Dakota Information Technology Department the broadest security directive of any state IT office.

FCC announces $20 billion for rural broadband providers, schedules third 5G auction

by • 1 week ago

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the new fund will bring internet access to 4 million homes. He also announced a new 5G spectrum auction, to be held Dec. 10.

Massachusetts Gov. Baker asks for $650 million for IT upgrades

by • 1 week ago

Systems modernization, cybersecurity and telecommunications infrastructure are all included in a new piece of legislation introduced by the governor.

Why state CIOs should embrace 'the power of purpose'

by • 1 week ago

Commentary: Chris Estes explains the path he took while serving as North Carolina's CIO, from "uniting around purpose" to digital transformation.

California lawmaker renews call for CIO's ouster after latest DMV gaffe

by • 1 week ago

Assemblyman Vince Fong says his call to California CIO Amy Tong is stronger than ever following failures of an automatic voter registration system.

Georgia hires National Guard IT chief as new CISO

by • 1 week ago

Stanton Gatewood stepped down in February after three years as the state's cybersecurity chief. He was succeeded by Georgia National Guard CTO David Allen.

Connecticut takes first steps in 'all-digital government' initiative

by • 1 week ago

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a series of proposals aimed at simplifying procurement, certifications and paperwork needed to do business with the state.

Former Iowa CIO takes job in Abilene, Texas

by • 2 weeks ago

After more than a decade in state CIO roles, Robert von Wolffradt heads to a midsize city in central Texas.

Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments

by • 2 weeks ago

The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner, is similar to one introduced two years ago but failed to advance.

TwitterFacebookLinkedInRedditGoogle Gmail