Biden relief proposal includes $350 billion for state and local government
While none of the money is targeted directly at IT, state and local governments would be able to use the money flexibly to cover a broad range of expenses.
Modernization and security funding tops NASCIO's legislative agenda
The group's annual federal priorities also include the FCC's oversight of broadband coverage and a long-running goal of harmonizing cybersecurity regulations.
How states can stand up reliable contact tracing programs at scale
A new partnership between Okta and Work.com allows public partners to quickly and easily deploy a comprehensive contact tracing solution in weeks.
California confirms Vitaliy Panych as statewide CISO
After two years in the acting chief information security officer role, Vitaliy Panych was appointed this week to fill the role on a full-time basis.
Criminal underground thrived on states' pandemic unemployment programs
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, created to support gig workers, has become one of the leading targets of fraud, a Recorded Future report found.
Facial recognition use surges after Capitol riot
State and local law enforcement agencies are making increased use of the controversial technology to track down participants in the deadly riot.
Arkansas launches statewide broadband availability map
The new tool contains layers for internet speed, number of providers and service availability, designed to assist residents and policymakers alike.
CIOs face budget pressure from pandemic in 2021
Financial shortfalls were not as bad as projected, but "we're going to see reduced spending models" for some time, NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson said.
Minnesota launches COVID-19 vaccination data dashboard
Minnesota officials hope the new data tool will support "a covenant of accountability" as the state progresses through early phases of vaccine distribution.
NASCIO shakes up leadership ranks after recent CIO departures
Maryland CIO Michael Leahy was named vice president of the group and Tennessee's Stephanie Dedmon was selected as its new secretary-treasurer.