Louisiana IT agency audited for poor communication, accountability

An auditor's report shows many of the Office of Technology Services' customers are confused or unsatisfied by the service they receive from the young agency.

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USC to hold election cybersecurity events in every state

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The USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative plans to hold one-day cybersecurity workshops for election officials and campaign workers in all 50 states before Election Day.

Vermont names former IBM executive as new chief data officer

by • 5 days ago

Kristin McClure, who most recently worked at the professional services firm Capgemini, will now manage the state's data assets and infrastructure.

Code for America chief Jennifer Pahlka to step down Jan. 31

by • 5 days ago

Pahlka, who previously announced the organization's search for a new executive director, will remain a consultant and member of its board of directors.

States name three ways feds can help with cybersecurity

by • 7 days ago

NASCIO is still looking for regulatory reform, along with the passage of two cybersecurity aid bills.

Missouri hires new statewide CIO

by • 1 week ago

Jeffrey Wann, a former IT executive in the insurance industry, will take over for Mike Cheles, who retired at the end of 2019.

Senate bill would give each state a federal 'cybersecurity coordinator'

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The bill would direct the Department of Homeland Security to give each state an official dedicated to coordinating relationships between the federal government, states and localities.

Vermont calls for AI 'code of ethics'

by • 2 weeks ago

A state task force that published a report this week says the state's policy work could also be used by other states navigating the emerging ethical minefield that is artificial intelligence.

California, Texas slated to benefit most from new FCC broadband fund

by • 2 weeks ago

An internal analysis of the FCC's new $20.4 billion rural broadband initiative breaks down how many homes and businesses in each state can expect to be connected to high-speed internet.

FBI will alert state election chiefs about attacks on local voting systems

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The bureau is modifying its policy of only informing local election officials and vendors about breaches, a change secretaries of state have asked for.

Facial-recognition ban in Cambridge, Mass., marks a trend

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Absent federal regulations on government's use of facial recognition, more states and localities are coming up with their own rules and prohibitions.