Senators want USDS to aid state and local government's IT modernization rush

by • 12 months ago

In a letter to congressional leadership, a group of senators requested funding and waivers on barriers preventing collaboration between levels of government.

Governors urge Congress to help states with cybersecurity

by • 1 year ago

With several bills currently circulating, the National Governors Association urged Congress to advance support for states defending against cyberattacks.

Facial-recognition ban in Cambridge, Mass., marks a trend

by • 1 year ago

Absent federal regulations on government's use of facial recognition, more states and localities are coming up with their own rules and prohibitions.

Congress moving closer toward cybersecurity aid to state and local governments

by • 2 years ago

Legislation helping state and local governments fund cybersecurity programs after a spate of costly ransomware attacks is working its way through Congress.

'Bipartisan consensus' in place for facial recognition regulation, lawmakers say

by • 2 years ago

Legislation to regulate the face-matching technology will come soon, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings, who chairs the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

Congress will reconsider $1.1 billion 'Smart Cities and Communities Act'

by • 2 years ago

The legislation would coordinate federal agencies to support urban technology initiatives and provide five years of funding.

Utah to join states allowing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads

by • 2 years ago

If signed by Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah would join states including California, Arizona, and Pennsylvania that allow public testing of fully autonomous vehicles.

Texas bills would downsize state's data centers, mandate cloud

by • 2 years ago

Lawmakers are pushing for greater oversight of the state's storage solutions after a $1.5 billion contract went forward without their input.

Paperless government could be coming to New Jersey

by • 2 years ago

Legislation now making its way through the state Senate would establish a task force to evaluate whether a paper-free executive branch is feasible.