California names new deputy CIO and data officials

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced several new appointments to the California Department of Technology and Office of Data and Innovation.

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Utah to have 59 trained privacy personnel by year's end


Utah's chief privacy officer set out to offer privacy training to 50 state personnel, and is on track to beat that goal by Dec. 31.

States with digital services have happier residents, survey finds


States with the best digital services have customer satisfaction ratings on par with banks and online shopping, a McKinsey survey found.

South Dakota governor bans TikTok on state devices


South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said TikTok's ownership by a Chinese parent company makes it a "growing national security threat."

Pennsylvania sets broadband plan for upcoming federal funds


The plan lays out Pennsylvania's plans to manage more than $100 million in federal broadband funds coming from the 2021 infrastructure law.

California wants to consolidate recycling tech


California's recycling agency is looking to replace more than three dozen applications with a single platform.

Idaho now has a vulnerability disclosure policy for election websites


The Idaho secretary of state's office created a vulnerability disclosure policy, allowing researchers to test election-related websites for potential flaws.

Giving states reliable, resilient and robust networks


IT leaders from Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas share their insights on how modern networks support agencies and citizens.

Cybersecurity, workforce and budgets challenge IT upgrades, state tech officials say


Nearly all states lack the staffs needed to complete critical IT modernization projects, according to a new report from NASTD.

NTIA distributes another $30M for broadband grant planning


Five states received planning grants from the NTIA to help them prepare for their full shares of a $42.5 billion broadband expansion fund.

For ransomware, feds need more rigorous comms, GAO says


The Government Accountability Office issued a reminder to the federal agencies that help states and localities respond to ransomware.