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.
'Autonomous Illinois' promises economic benefit, public goods
The initiative for connected and autonomous vehicles comes from an executive order signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Technology to play pivotal role in new 'transformation' plan pitched by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson
If approved by the legislature, 42 departments would become 15, and the technology office would join a new body coordinating ongoing transformation.
In 2018, 44 states hold computer science education policies, new study finds
New research from Code.org shows that policymakers have placed strong and growing support behind computer science education in recent years.