Michigan launches autonomous vehicle development office
The new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification will guide policy around autonomous vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support connected vehicles.
State and local cyber aid could find home in defense bill, congressman says
The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said a cybersecurity grant program could be included in the National Defense Authorization Act.
Michigan seeks IT investment as unemployment nears 25 percent
Michigan has nearly 1 million people out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but recent upgrades to the state's unemployment system have proven resilient.
Michigan promotes technology deputy to long-vacant CIO role
Brom Stibitz, a longtime official in the state's technology agency, will be the state's first permanent chief information officer in more than a year.
Michigan creates future mobility office, 'electrification' council
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two executive orders forming new bodies she says will "solidify Michigan as a global leader in mobility."
Parking on-demand, road safety apps in latest Michigan mobility grants
Four companies received more than $300,000 to fund innovative transportation and parking projects around Michigan.
California, Texas slated to benefit most from new FCC broadband fund
An internal analysis of the FCC's new $20.4 billion rural broadband initiative breaks down how many homes and businesses in each state can expect to be connected to high-speed internet.
Senate breakthrough on election security funding 'encouraging'
Some state election officials at a federal cybersecurity conference said they're happy to see progress toward sustainable funding, but others remain dubious.
Oakland County, Mich., CIO Phil Bertolini retires
Known for his dedication to public service and a focus on getting people to cooperate across jurisdictional boundaries, the 30-year IT veteran steps down.