State officials strive for 'last mile' of cybersecurity

by • 4 months ago

"We need to make sure our political leadership at the local level understands this, too," commonwealth CIO Curtis Wood said during an RSA Conference panel.

5 state and local agencies ink aviation-research deals with NASA

by • 4 months ago

NASA will help agencies develop drone and urban flight strategies as part of a national campaign for more accessible short-distance travel.

Mass. COVID-19 vaccination site broke after state expanded access

by • 7 months ago

After clearing nearly one million residents for the second phase of COVID-19 vaccines, Massachusetts' portal hit users with delays and error screens.

Facial recognition use surges after Capitol riot

by • 9 months ago

State and local law enforcement agencies are making increased use of the controversial technology to track down participants in the deadly riot.

Chatbots were a 'godsend' for states' pandemic responses, CIOs said

by • 12 months ago

Technologies that can help agencies automate processes were a huge help this year, but there are still some pockets of reluctance in government, several state CIOs said.

NASTD names new member leadership

by • 1 year ago

An announcement usually made at the group's annual fall conference was replaced this year by a quiet updating of its website.

Massachusetts is training local governments on blockchain

by • 1 year ago

In an attempt to kickstart a blockchain industry in Massachusetts, the commonwealth's economic development agency is searching for use cases in its municipal governments.

Four states join cybersecurity automation pilot

by • 1 year ago

Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Texas are working with a Johns Hopkins University lab to speed up how they react to threat intelligence.

States are warming up to new technologies during pandemic, CIOs say

by • 1 year ago

As state agencies face urgent needs during their responses to COVID-19, IT leaders see an opportunity to evangelize for their trade.