ARPA instructions unclear for IT uses, CIOs say
Two state CIOs said direction from the federal government on how to use the latest relief funding is not as clear as it could be.
Driving Tech Transformation With Relief Funding
The American Rescue Plan, along with other relief funding opportunities following the pandemic, are helping modernize how the public sector uses technology.
States and localities got $350 billion. Here's how they're spending it on IT
Buoyed by the American Rescue Plan, CIOs have been able to make investments in new projects and "mundane stuff." But they're trying to be strategic about it.
ARPA puts states closer to closing digital divide, but work remains
Officials said the funding will connect more households to the internet, but challenges remain in finding accurate coverage data and workable urban solutions.
State unemployment systems to get $240M from Labor Dept.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said the pandemic "exposed significant vulnerabilities" in states' unemployment systems that led to tens of billions of dollars in phony claims.
State, local officials praise Senate passage of infrastructure bill
The $1.2 trillion package, including a new cybersecurity grant program and $65 billion for broadband, now heads to the House of Representatives.