National Governors Association
Coalition urges Senate to provide immediate pandemic relief to state and local governments
A coalition of businesses, unions and government organizations urged Congress to pass financial relief to avoid state and local budget disasters.
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.
In $1 trillion state and local government aid, no specific IT funding
The latest pandemic relief bill contains funding that governors have been clamoring for, but not the state and local cybersecurity grants some officials sought.
NGA picks next seven states for cybersecurity program
Governors in each state will appoint teams to develop best practices on cybersecurity governance and critical infrastructure.
States say next pandemic relief bill needs IT and cybersecurity aid
A coalition of 12 groups, led by the National Governors Association, say Congress needs to support state and local IT infrastructure in any future COVID-19 relief package.
Governors ask for Real ID extension due to coronavirus
With state governments closing DMV offices amid the pandemic, governors say they need more time to ensure compliance and possibly upgrade the Real ID program's standards.
Governors urge Congress to help states with cybersecurity
With several bills currently circulating, the National Governors Association urged Congress to advance support for states defending against cyberattacks.
NASCIO and NGA promote more state-local cooperation on cybersecurity
A new publication published jointly by the two groups nudges governors and state IT officials to work more with their local counterparts on cybersecurity efforts.
Six states to develop data-driven workforce strategies
With support from the National Governors Association and Strada Education Network, states will use consumer data to design education and training programs.