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Vermont to start using blockchain for cannabis tracking
Since decriminalizing the drug in 2018, state CIO John Quinn says interest in growing licenses has skyrocketed.
New Kentucky governor to nominate logistics executive as state's CIO
Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected Ruth Day, a vice president at the shipping logistics company Landstar Systems, to replace outgoing CIO Chuck Grindle.
Louisiana CIO shares ransomware's silver lining
Though disruptive, ransomware in Louisiana connected state and education officials and matured the state's cybersecurity posture.
States need better data recovery to forestall ransomware threats
A third of state government officials in a new survey have experienced a ransomware attack; a majority still need help improving data recovery and response capabilities.
Sanders introduces $150 billion 'Internet for All' plan
Bernie Sanders' broadband policy would invest $150 billion in technical and infrastructure grants while dismantling giant companies like AT&T and Comcast.
New California tech lobby focuses on business with state and local government
Led by former California state official and CompTIA executive Jennifer Saha, TechCA will seek to help industry “be a better partner to government.”
New York Police Department IT chief named citywide CIO
Jessica Tisch, the NYPD's deputy commissioner for information technology, will take over IT administration for the nation's largest city government.
Six months after IT reorganization, Florida's deputy CIO steps down
Deputy CIO Heath Beach says his team did "great things." Meanwhile, the state has yet to name a new leader of the young technology agency.
FCC's 5G fund called 'slap in the face' to areas struggling to get 4G
The FCC's $9 billion 5G expansion plan was criticized by lawmakers and state officials who say it lacks a clear business plan and will do little for rural areas.