Officials worry next-generation 911 could expose operators to gory images
Some in emergency call centers say they're concerned with how the the introduction of photos and videos to 911 calls could affect their mental well-being.
Oregon weighs cellphone tax to expand rural broadband
A new bill would raise taxes on cellphone users to fund rural broadband, but wireless industry stakeholders say the proposal is unfair to consumers.
Oregon opens broadband office to connect rural residents
An executive order creates a statewide coordinating office to be staffed by four or five employees charged with ensuring everyone is online.
Under new CIO, Oregon IT aims to grow up
Newly-appointed statewide chief information officer Terrence Woods said his mission is to build a strong foundation of IT that will allow the state to grow.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown appoints statewide CIO
Terrence Woods, who has spent the last eight months as the state's acting CIO, has been named the permanent replacement to Alex Pettit, who quit in February.
Audit finds security improved at Oregon's data center, but it still needs work
The state has made strides in getting rid of obsolete equipment and conducting vulnerability scans, but cybersecurity roles are still poorly defined and incident monitoring is murky.
For GIS that makes a difference, state GIOs need decision-making authority
On the first episode of StateScoop’s new “GIS Addressed” podcast, Oregon Geospatial Information Officer Cy Smith says the role is key to ensuring geographic information system success.
Phishing incident gets Oregon.gov blacklisted by Microsoft email services
State employees are no longer able to correspond with residents who are using several popular email services.
Portland, Oregon, installs 200 traffic sensors as it aims to fill up 'data lake'
The additional technology arrives as city council prepares to vote on the Smart Cities PDX initiative.