Ransomware awareness is up, yet cyber budgets stay flat, poll finds

An IBM Security survey found 73 percent of state and local government workers are concerned about ransomware, but many say their budgets and training remain inadequate.

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With new deputy CIO, Illinois poised to modernize IT

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With state CIO Ron Guerrier's role confirmed and chief of staff Jennifer Ricker appointed the state's first deputy CIO, the team says it's ready to address Illinois' many aging systems.

Michigan creates future mobility office, 'electrification' council

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two executive orders forming new bodies she says will "solidify Michigan as a global leader in mobility."

Connecticut governor says new bill would enable more digital services

by • 2 days ago

The state's purchasing, digital identity management and citizen services are primed for the greatest improvements under Gov. Ned Lamont's proposal.

NASCIO names New Hampshire CIO Denis Goulet as new president

by • 3 days ago

Goulet, who was vice president, steps up after the recent job transition of North Carolina CIO Eric Boyette.

North Dakota announces cyber capture-the-flag event for students

by • 6 days ago

To attract more students to careers in cybersecurity, the statewide technology bureau is helping to organize a competition that coincides with the military's esports event.

Half of Kansas' audited agencies failed cybersecurity checks

by • 6 days ago

Many Kansas agencies, including the university system and secretary of state, were found to have major gaps in their IT security practices and policies.

Parking on-demand, road safety apps in latest Michigan mobility grants

by • 7 days ago

Four companies received more than $300,000 to fund innovative transportation and parking projects around Michigan.

Arkansas recruits new chief data officer from University of Arkansas

by • 7 days ago

Joshua McGee, who's spent eight years leading state government policy research, is now Arkansas' second chief data officer.

Utah bill explores taking mobile voting statewide

by • 1 week ago

Legislation that would order election officials to study the feasibility of mobile voting statewide has already passed the state House, and is making its way through the Utah Senate.

Washington state's privacy act faces moment of truth

by • 1 week ago

After clear passage through the state Senate, it's up to members of the state House to decide whether the bill provides the right data-privacy protections to consumers.