Tribal broadband gets $77 million from Commerce Department
Tribal broadband investment got a $77 million influx comprised of 19 grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
New Wyoming CIO to prioritize cybersecurity, modernization
On the Priorities Podcast: Wyoming's new CIO Bill Vajda outlines his approach, Auth0’s Salman Ladha explains the identity challenges in government right now.
Alaska needs a broadband office, task force tells governor
A 14-member task force made several recommendations for improving broadband capabilities across Alaska, which ranks dead least for high-speed connectivity.
State CIOs eye satellite internet, chatbots, automation tools
Satellite internet systems could be a cheaper solution to the digital divide, particularly in rural states, top technology officials said.
Alaska's CISO moved to DHS as state dealt with cyberattacks
Mark Breunig, who had been Alaska's top cybersecurity official since January 2019, is the second state CISO to recently join the Department of Homeland Security.
Alaska launches broadband task force
Anticipating new federal funding, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy ordered a new task force to study the tech and policies needed to close the state's digital divide.
Cyberattack knocks Alaska courts offline
The state court system deactivated nearly all its external IT systems while it attempts to "remove malware from it servers," though cases are still proceeding.
Pandemic was a test for states’ IT preparedness, says Alaska CIO
Alaska Chief Information Officer Bill Smith said he’s treating the rush to remote work as a case study in emergency preparedness.
Alaska finds permanent CIO after months of upheaval
Bill Smith, a former Army official and military contractor, was hired Nov. 18, after a year in which the state shuffled through four other chief information officers.