States need cyber disruption response plans, NGA says

State governments need to assemble plans for treating cyberattacks more like disasters, a new paper by the National Governors Association recommends.

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Audit uncovers 'pervasive' problems in Illinois technology agency

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Cost overruns, security concerns and a refusal to cooperate with the state comptroller were evidently hallmarks of Department of Innovation and Technology's recent history.

Hawaii governor vetoes location-data privacy bill

by • 21 hours ago

Telecommunications companies with customers in the Aloha State may continue selling their location data to third parties, unfettered by state regulation.

CIOs endorse Senate bill to grow state and federal cybersecurity collaboration

by • 4 days ago

The legislation would open new cybersecurity tools, training and grants to state IT offices while boosting engagement with federal authorities.

Ohio opens 540-acre testing ground for 'smart' vehicles

by • 5 days ago

The facility, called SMARTCenter, is the latest addition to the state's investment in autonomous and connected vehicle research.

North Dakota auditor claims state IT division lost more than 200 devices

by • 6 days ago

But the technology office chalks up the "unlocated assets" to recordkeeping quirks.

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo eliminates role for cybersecurity officer

by • 7 days ago

Good-government groups and security experts are criticizing the state's decision to liquidate the salary of its top cybersecurity official.

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf says state will issue $90M bond for new voting machines

by • 7 days ago

The move will help counties buy paper-based voting machines, after Wolf vetoed of a bill that would've provided the money but outlaw straight-party voting.

Five new bills threaten California's privacy act, experts say

by • 7 days ago

Watchdogs say new legislation would reverse or weaken various consumer protections under a landmark online privacy law set to go active next year.

Looking beyond process automation at government agencies

by • 1 week ago

How content services platforms improve citizen services and increase employee productivity for federal and state governments.

Driverless trucking approved in Louisiana

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The technology for autonomous trucking isn't expected for some years, but lawmakers said they wanted to encourage the industry's growth in their state.