Senate breakthrough on election security funding 'encouraging'

Some state election officials at a federal cybersecurity conference say they're happy to see progress toward sustainable funding, but others remain dubious.

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First innovative firefighting technology contracts come to California

by • 23 hours ago

A predictive modeling platform and an ignition detection system come under a new rapid procurement process Gov. Gavin Newsom designed to attract creative ideas.

Microsoft, Nextlink partner to expand broadband in six states

by • 2 days ago

Millions in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are expected to receive improved access to high-speed internet through the new partnership.

IAM solutions that help deter ransomware and cyberthreats at agencies

by • 4 days ago

State and local agency CIOs can take advantage of modern identity and access management tools to mitigate cyberthreats against critical data, report says.

North Dakota appoints new ‘chief reinvention officer’

by • 7 days ago

Kevin Parker, formerly with the Illinois and Rhode Island state technology offices, will now fill one of the newer designations in North Dakota.

To challenge FCC’s bad broadband maps, groups demand a regular process

by • 1 week ago

The Federal Communications Commission now faces a slew of legislation that seeks to regulate its broadband data-collection and mapping processes.

South Dakota Gov. Noem names HR director as new technology secretary

by • 1 week ago

The future of Pat Snow, the state chief information officer who's been with South Dakota for 23 years, is unclear.

Ohio gets $17.8 million to test autonomous vehicles on rural roads

by • 1 week ago

The next generation of transportation gets plenty of testing in cities, but Ohio researchers say there are important lessons to be learned in the boondocks.

Colorado's new benefits management system has glitches

by • 1 week ago

The old system being replaced, which some blamed for the death of a 9-year-old boy, also had glitches.

Hackers took $4.2 million from pension fund for Oklahoma troopers

by • 2 weeks ago

State officials said the theft occurred after an employee's email account was compromised, but that all payments to beneficiaries will go out on time.

How Lake Tahoe is fixing its evacuation route bottleneck

by • 2 weeks ago

With only six major routes in or out of the popular tourist spot, state and federal officials are convening to design a more resilient disaster plan.