Election officials say they're adopting a 'security first' mindset heading into 2020
The relationship between state and federal officials has improved, but there are still plenty of challenges in securing election systems across the country, speakers at an NGA conference said.
Workforce development crucial to improving states' cybersecurity, governors say
The leaders of Louisiana and Arkansas told a National Governors Association conference that states are making headway on cybersecurity through school curriculum and training programs.
'Whole-of-state' approach on cybersecurity growing in popularity
State IT agencies play an expanding role in coordinating cybersecurity policy all the way down to the lowest levels of government, speakers said at a National Governors Association conference.
Consolidation leads to improved identity tools in Louisiana
Dickie Howze, Louisiana's CIO, says the state's 2014 consolidation initiative is leading the state's executive branch to single-sign-on.
Computer error briefly gives 66,700 Louisianans double tax refunds
The duplicate payments totaled $26 million. But officials have fixed the program that controls tax refunds and are now recouping the wayward funds.
In search for new voting machines, Louisiana may need to start over
If Dominion Voting Systems doesn't file a lawsuit by Dec. 12, the state's procurement process will likely go back to square one.
$85 million in Medicaid errors? Louisiana Health Dept. says new system will help
The department says a $70 million system built by Deloitte will integrate new data that can be used to ensure wages are verified quarterly.
Attn. incoming governors: On cybersecurity, you're not alone
Commentary: Governors of Michigan and Louisiana encourage state leaders to explore the many cybersecurity policies, initiatives and resources on offer today.
Louisiana cancels $95 million contract for new voting machines
The secretary of state accused Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration of voiding the contract for political reasons.