Congress

Next-generation 911 gets $10B in spectrum bill

by • 3 weeks ago

An amendment to the Spectrum Innovation Act would use FCC auctions to potentially provide billions in funding for next-generation 911.

Local governments needn't face ransomware streak alone, experts say

by • 2 years ago

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?

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

"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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

The demand comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prepares to introduce his "phase 4" relief bill.

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