Michigan taps CIO to lead tech and budget department

by • 6 hours 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 • 2 days 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 • 2 weeks 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 • 2 weeks ago

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

Right-wing scammers indicted over robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail

by • 3 weeks ago

Two bumbling GOP scammers face charges over a robocall that discouraged people in Detroit and other cities from voting.

Nation-state hackers 'rattling at our doorknob,' election official tells Congress

by • 2 months ago

"We’ve got to keep our eye on the other balls" even as COVID-19 upends everything, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams told members of Congress.

Michigan catches robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail

by • 2 months ago

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she and the Michigan attorney general are investigating the call, which appears to be the work of two bumbling right-wing scam artists.

Michigan plans 40-mile autonomous vehicle research corridor

by • 2 months ago

A stretch of highway outside of Detroit will become a new test bed for connected and autonomous vehicle research and the site of 12 "opportunity zones" in an economic development project.

Michigan launches autonomous vehicle development office

by • 4 months ago

The new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification will guide policy around autonomous vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support connected vehicles.