Local governments needn't face ransomware streak alone, experts say
The Christmas ransomware attack against the small town of Cornelia, Georgia, marks just the latest incident in a trend experts said they expect to become worse still in 2021.
Will Congress ever fund state and local cybersecurity grants?
A $400 million grant program sought by NASCIO members and others passed the House in 2020, but got stuck in the Senate. The advocacy will continue into 2021.
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.
House passes $400M state and local cybersecurity grant program
The NASCIO-endorsed bill would create $400 million in federal cybersecurity grants annually, but it is unlikely to be taken up in the Senate.
Revised pandemic relief bill aims to patch state and local budgets
The House's latest attempt at a COVID-19 stimulus bill includes funds for broadband mapping and election administration.
State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls
"Tough decisions are going to be made" if Congress doesn't provide a big rescue package, one county leader said.
What's in the Senate's relief bill for state and local tech? Nothing, yet
The Senate's latest pandemic relief proposal contains no assistance for states and cities, though officials are hoping that changes in negotiations.
NASCIO renews call for IT and cybersecurity aid to states in pandemic relief bill
The demand comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prepares to introduce his "phase 4" relief bill.
In $1 trillion state and local government aid, no specific IT funding
The latest pandemic relief bill contains funding that governors have been clamoring for, but not the state and local cybersecurity grants some officials sought.