More than 20 states still restrict municipal broadband

by • 2 months ago

While the White House signals support for community-owned broadband networks, 22 states still prevent or limit their creation.

Michigan names new top cybersecurity official

by • 4 months ago

Laura Clark, who became the state's acting chief security officer in June 2020, will continue in the roll full-time, state officials said.

Ensuring business continuity for the state of Michigan with cloud

by • 5 months ago

Michigan’s CIO Brom Stibitz attributes the state’s success to move remote is due to their centralized IT shop and key cloud investments on email and collaboration tools.

Cisco announces hotspot delivery program in Michigan

by • 7 months ago

A Cisco program will deliver outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots to 50 libraries and community centers around Detroit.

Want to collaborate on cyber? Just ask, city officials say

by • 8 months ago

Getting state and local governments to work together is all about knowing who to call and being persistent about it, speakers said during an online conference.

Michigan taps CIO to lead tech and budget department

by • 8 months ago

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer praised CIO Brom Stibitz's management of the state's IT needs during the pandemic in naming him to lead an agency that also oversees the state budget.

Michigan prepares to automate expungement of criminal records

by • 8 months ago

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's signing of recent criminal-justice reform bills notches another victory for Code for America's "Clear My Record" program.

Michigan sponsors unmanned boat research

by • 8 months ago

Already a big sponsor of autonomous vehicle research, a new Michigan office dedicated to the future of transportation looks to the water.

CIOs hope pandemic gives tech 'permanent seat at the table'

by • 8 months ago

A group of state and city IT leaders said the pandemic's made their departments more important than ever.