Senators want USDS to aid state and local government's IT modernization rush
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
Legislation now making its way through the state Senate would establish a task force to evaluate whether a paper-free executive branch is feasible.