Ohio's backlogged forensic labs get $10 million boost

by • 2 months ago

Fourteen forensic labs in Ohio are getting $10 million in total grants to buy new technology, staff up and reduce testing backlogs.

As ERP upgrade wraps up, Cuyahoga County, Ohio's 'mad dash' ends

by • 3 months ago

A long-delayed ERP upgrade is nearing completion, freeing up resources to "optimize" the county's technology, its CIO said.

Ohio paid unemployment benefits to 141,000 dead people during pandemic, auditor says

by • 8 months ago

A recent audit cited old technology and relaxed controls to expedite claims as chief causes of nearly $4 billion in inappropriate payments.

Akron, Ohio, using garbage trucks to measure electrical grid performance

by • 11 months ago

Radio-frequency sensors mounted on sanitation trucks are helping northeast Ohio cities detect degraded electrical equipment.

Ohio city hit by new strain of ransomware 'AvosLocker'

by • 12 months ago

Actors associated with a new ransomware gang known as AvosLocker stole a trove of data from Geneva, Ohio, with a threat to publish it.

Ohio introduces data-privacy bill, skips private right of action

by • 12 months ago

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.

Ohio's new CIO sets goals for post-pandemic IT

by • 1 year ago

In an interview, Katrina Flory, who was named statewide CIO June 10, said she's looking forward to a continued expansion of digital services.

It's two steps forward, one step back for state government IT

by • 1 year ago

The pandemic and advancements in tech are affording states new opportunities — and presenting challenges — state IT leaders said during an online event.

Ohio takes tougher line on election tech wireless connectivity

by • 1 year ago

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said his state's voting machine standards go further than the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's VVSG 2.0, which didn't ban Wi-Fi capabilities.