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.
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.