Governor’s Innovation Task Force

Colorado says website restored day after Russia-linked DDoS attack

by has been restored following a denial-of-service attack carried out by a Russian-speaking group that calls itself Killnet.

Texas’ citizen services app to automate driving-test paperwork


The Texas by Texas app is planning next year to automate the currently tedious paperwork process for attaining a driver's license.

Los Angeles' controller loves data visualizations


On the Priorities podcast, Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin says data visualizations are a key way to make government accessible.

Dallas police, fire trying 'what3words' location technology


Dallas' fire and police departments are trying out what3words, a location technology that uses word sequences to describe precise locations.

Russian hacking group targets state-government websites in DDoS campaign


The pro-Russia hacking group Killnet launched a series of DDoS attacks against U.S. state government websites, temporarily disabling several.

Maryland Gov. Hogan appoints state and local cybersecurity directors


Gov. Larry Hogan announced his picks for the newly created positions of director of state cybersecurity and director of local cybersecurity.

GAO: Feds helpful on ransomware, could be more communicative


The GAO gave federal agencies like CISA solid marks on incident response, but also found communications breakdowns, singling out the FBI.

Many states still lack plans for app modernization, NASCIO says


A new survey report from NASCIO shows nearly one third of states don't have a documented plan for modernizing their legacy software.

Idaho governor names new administrator for IT agency


Alberto Gonzalez, head of the state's DMV, now leads the Idaho Office of Information Technology Services after the departure of Jeff Weak.