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New California tech lobby focuses on business with state and local government

Led by former California state official and CompTIA executive Jennifer Saha, TechCA will seek to help industry “be a better partner to government.” Colin Wood reports.


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Bernie Sanders introduces 'Internet for All'

The Democratic presidential candidate has proposed a broadband policy that would invest $150 billion in technical and infrastructure grants while dismantling giant telecommunications companies like AT&T and Comcast. Ryan Johnston has more on the details.


City of Louisville taps senior FBI cyber official

After nearly three decades with the FBI, Amy Hess is heading to a position with the Louisville city government to serve as chief of public services, overseeing functions such as emergency services and public works. CyberScoop's Sean Lyngaas has more.


New computer science task force to guide Arkansas’ educational offerings

Gov. Asa Hutchinston has through executive order created a new multidisciplinary group tasked with giving students "the best computer science education possible.” A team of more than 30 will examine the state's computer science and cybersecurity educational offerings and issue two reports to the governor next year. Colin has more on EdScoop.


NYPD technology chief named citywide CIO

Jessica Tisch — the NYPD's deputy commissioner for information technology and a member of a prominent New York family that co-owns the Giants NFL team — will take over IT administration for the nation's largest city government. Benjamin Freed has the story.


States need better data recovery to forestall ransomware threats

A third of state government officials in a new survey have experienced a ransomware attack and a majority still need help improving data recovery and response capabilities. Among state IT and agency leaders polled, 69 percent said it would take their agency from 12 hours to over a month to recover the most critical data if it was affected by a ransomware attack. Of the agencies affected by an attack, 1 in 4 respondents said their agency paid the ransom and in 1 in 10 cases, they still weren’t able to recover their data. Read more in the report.


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