More than 20 states still restrict municipal broadband
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
A group of state and city IT leaders said the pandemic's made their departments more important than ever.