Ohio introduces data-privacy bill, skips private right of action
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said the legislation would provide the public tools to protect their privacy, but lawmakers skipped including a contentious clause that's stymied similar bills in other states.
Virginia's smart communities work expected to continue under new governor
Gov.-elect Ralph Northam is expected to continue the initiative, for which the state's work group is now preparing its final report.
Virginia adopts cybersecurity framework to get everyone speaking the same language
To meet the skills gap, the state says it has become the first in the nation to adopt a federal framework for standardized cybersecurity language.
Global Cities Team Challenge announces DHS partnership, new cybersecurity focus
Local governments and private industry collaborating on smart cities projects will be encouraged to put security first during the next 12 to 14 months.
Annual cybersecurity review for state and local government approaches
Non-federal agencies still ride low on the maturity benchmark, but the increased political attention around cybersecurity could improve results in the coming survey period.
State and local government gain increased focus in new NIST security controls
The latest rewrite of the controls catalog published by the U.S. Department of Commerce agency is intended to bring a wider audience.
Virginia becomes first state to opt in to FirstNet
In the first of 56 decisions to be made by state leaders in the coming months, Virginia signs on with the federal government's proposal for the next generation of public safety communications technology.
As Global City Teams Challenge expo approaches, smart cities reflect on evolving maturity
Cities aspiring to be smart don’t need to start from scratch — three years of GCTC have constructed a foundation for growth.
Apps for connected vehicles, body cam analytics among projects for $38.5 million in NIST public safety grants
Public safety gets its first look at the software that will drive advanced capabilities of its nationwide public safety data network.