Expect more sophisticated ransomware attacks like Texas, expert says

by • 16 hours ago

Hackers are now tweaking their malware to create more attacks against state and local governments, says James Globe of the Center for Internet Security.

State and local governments urged to beef up ransomware defense

by • 3 weeks ago

Four organizations, including CISA and NASCIO, told state and local governments to get their cyberdefenses in order.

Digital government's challenges are rarely technical

by • 2 months ago

According to the CIOs of Delaware and New Hampshire, advancing digital government is often a matter of convincing other state officials it's a good idea.

Texas 'tiger team' helps agencies move to the cloud

by • 2 months ago

Building on rising cloud adoption statewide, state CIO Todd Kimbriel says his agency has team dedicated to helping agencies chart their own paths to cloud.

Amid recovery, U.S. Virgin Islands looks to cloud and consolidation

by • 3 months ago

Almost two years after Hurricanes Maria and Irma crippled the island territory, its CIO Angelo Riddick says reliability is key.

11 steps to a 'brokerage model' for state CIOs

by • 3 months ago

In its latest publication, NASCIO outlines strategic "plays" top state IT officials can make to sustain a new operating model.

Contractor-monitoring software bills that worried state CIOs mostly failed to pass

by • 3 months ago

Bills filed in 32 states requiring aggressive contractor monitoring software have mostly failed to pass, but there's always New Jersey.

'Slowly but surely,' states are convincing feds to simplify security regulations

by • 3 months ago

Though no regulations have been changed yet, officials say the last several years of talks are essential first steps toward change.

NASCIO honors Utah Gov. Herbert with Technology Champion Award

by • 4 months ago

The state leader was recognized for his broad contributions to IT in the public sector, including broadband, job-training and digital government initiatives.