Louisiana IT agency audited for poor communication, accountability
An auditor's report shows many of the Office of Technology Services' customers are confused or unsatisfied by the service they receive from the young agency.
Election officials are watching how their states respond to cyberattacks
Ransomware attacks against state and local governments have been "real-life fire drills" for election officials preparing to oversee the 2020 presidential race.
Louisiana CIO shares ransomware's silver lining
Though disruptive, ransomware in Louisiana connected state and education officials and matured the state's cybersecurity posture.
Louisiana issues another emergency declaration over ransomware
Gov. John Bel Edwards issued his second emergency declaration in less than six months because of a ransomware attack.
'User education' key to prevent ransomware, says state cyber commander
"There’s always that one user who gets the email and wants to click on it," said Maj. Alan Dunn of the Louisiana National Guard. "That’s 85 to 90 percent of your battle."
Louisiana government hit with ransomware attack
Officials said the attack, which involved the Ryuk malware, did not result in any data loss.
Govern for America hopes first cohort spurs interest in government work
The national fellowship program is striving to rebrand careers in state and local government as a challenging and meaningful adventure.
Washington, D.C., to test digital driver's licenses within six months
District Chief Technology Officer Lindsey Parker announced at an event that the local government will soon begin experimenting with digital credentials.
Louisiana to build $1.5 million cybersecurity facility
The Louisiana Cyber Coordination Center will be home to the state National Guard's cybersecurity activities and two private-sector firms.