State cyber leaders aim for more scrutiny of cloud vendors
More states are developing their own certification models when considering the security of cloud platforms.
Michigan starts website refresh after 20 years on old platform
The state is moving to a new web publishing platform to give agencies' online presences "consistency, but not uniformity," officials said.
Flint, Mich., taps university researchers to boost financial transparency
University of Michigan researchers plan to implement a new data standard in the to improve the city's financial reporting.
Broadband infrastructure funding could be 'life-changing,' advocates say
Local governments and community groups say the $65 billion in broadband funding could close states' digital divides for good.
States try to 'parallel' federal orders on cybersecurity, officials say
Federal directives on cybersecurity aren't mandates for states, but many try to follow their guidance anyway, speakers said during an ATARC event.
Michigan poised to ban most state workers' use of encrypted messaging
Lawmakers voted unanimously to block state workers from using apps like Signal and WhatsApp on their government-issued devices, citing the state's open-records laws.
Michigan cyber chief to also serve as state CIO
Laura Clark, who was named the state's chief security officer in February, will get double duty as CIO, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.
Federal CISO says there's much feds 'can learn from the states'
The White House's Chris DeRusha told officials in his former state of Michigan that they've "done a lot of big creative things."
Michigan CIO Brom Stibitz to leave state government
Stibitz, who was appointed as CIO shortly before the pandemic began, accepted a role with a benefits system for retired public-sector workers.