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.
States say next pandemic relief bill needs IT and cybersecurity aid
A coalition of 12 groups, led by the National Governors Association, say Congress needs to support state and local IT infrastructure in any future COVID-19 relief package.
House members want state and local cybersecurity aid in next relief bill
Four members of the House Homeland Security Committee say future COVID-19 economic relief should help state and local governments with IT security.
What's in the pandemic relief bill for state tech?
The $2 trillion emergency relief bill contains several provisions that could address states' IT needs brought on by the spread of the coronavirus.
How 'Star Trek' explains the modern state CIO's cybersecurity role
Delaware CIO James Collins compared an increased focus on cybersecurity in states to an important, but sometimes unappreciated role in the sci-fi franchise.
CIOs endorse Senate bill to grow state and federal cybersecurity collaboration
The legislation would open new cybersecurity tools, training and grants to state IT offices while boosting engagement with federal authorities.
States and counties are not 'sitting back' on election cybersecurity, officials tell Congress
Federal, state and local officials said they are forging closer partnerships that will protect elections against cyberattacks, as lawmakers found distractions in Trump tweets, Google rankings and other miscellany.
'World's first' civic change network targets Twitter, Facebook users
A new tool is hoped to get people engaged in democracy and equip lawmakers with constituent feedback that represents what the people really want.
'Smart wall' could replace Trump’s border wall proposal
A congressman will soon introduce a piece of legislation to create a sensor-driven wall instead of the physical border wall proposed by President Trump.