California to enable virtual visits for state prisoners
Inmates will be allowed to make video calls with approved visitors during the pandemic, according to the state's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
MS-ISAC hits 10,000 members, eyes continued growth with local governments
The cybersecurity association for state and local governments has swelled as the Center for Internet Security, the nonprofit that runs it, marks 20 years.
NGA publishes broadband guide amid connectivity crisis
A new report from the National Governors Association gives states recommendations on how they can close their digital divides as the pandemic drags on.
How the pandemic changed the future of work for government agencies
Federal, state and local government leaders discuss how agencies are shifting to cloud- and AI-enabled tools that will better serve the mission.
Secretaries of state react to CISA Director Krebs' firing
Democratic secretaries of state were quick to praise Chris Krebs after President Donald Trump fired the CISA director, but most of their GOP counterparts have been silent.
Review of Georgia's voting machines found no foul play
The Dominion Voting Systems equipment, which is the target of baseless rumors promoted by President Donald Trump, was an "unqualified success," officials said.
Kansas taps agriculture CIO to direct statewide IT strategy
Travis Rail, who spent six years as the CIO for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, is now the statewide chief information technology architect.
Congress needs to step up in ransomware fight, House cybersecurity panel chair says
Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., said the Senate should follow the House's passage of a cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments.
CARES funding vital for quick connectivity during pandemic, researchers say
A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts suggests that the CARES Act has been instrumental in allowing states to quickly connect residents to broadband.
New York launches web app connecting residents to pandemic benefits
A new "Find Services" site, which directs users to social welfare programs, was developed in concert with Google under the state's "Tech SWAT Team" program.