Louisiana waives fee for digital driver's license app to slow virus

by • 4 months ago

The current pandemic has led Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to drop a small fee associated with registering the app in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Wyoming lawmakers advance digital driver's license bill

by • 4 months ago

After a pilot testing the technology in 2017, Wyoming lawmakers are joining a growing trend, laying down laws that would allow for device-based identification.

Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

by • 5 months ago

After a decade of challenging conventional wisdom, now-former CEO Jen Pahlka says more calls for change will begin cropping up from within government itself.

La. secretary of state blasts managed service providers for lax cybersecurity

by • 5 months ago

Kyle Ardoin told his fellow secretaries of state that the vendors many local governments use for IT services don't offer security strong enough for elections.

Louisiana IT agency audited for poor communication, accountability

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 6 months ago

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

by • 7 months ago

Though disruptive, ransomware in Louisiana connected state and education officials and matured the state's cybersecurity posture.

Louisiana issues another emergency declaration over ransomware

by • 7 months ago

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

by • 8 months ago

"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."