Rhode Island

Rhode Island's contact tracing plan sparks privacy concerns

by • 4 months ago

Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to use a mobile app to track COVID-19 patients' movements and personal encounters has raised objections about data collection.

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo eliminates role for cybersecurity officer

by • 1 year ago

Good-government groups and security experts are criticizing the state's decision to liquidate the salary of its top cybersecurity official.

Faulty Medicaid system paid out $11 million to deceased residents in Rhode Island

by • 1 year ago

The state is also struggling to recover $60 million in double payments made to nursing homes while the eligibility system was offline.

States' spending on election security expected to pick up in 2019

by • 1 year ago

States have only spent a sliver of their federal grant funding so far, but investment is expected to ramp up heading into the next presidential election.

For Rhode Island, 2019 will be the year of digitization

by • 2 years ago

State CIO Bijay Kumar says the state's IT foundation is almost set, and now it's time to start innovating.

Self-driving shuttles will soon begin public testing in Rhode Island

by • 2 years ago

During a one-year pilot, the state transportation department will monitor how the new technology can augment public transit in Providence.

New voting machines are important, but here are three other ways states are investing in election security

by • 2 years ago

Top election officials are turning to multi-factor authentication, advanced audits and in some cases the military to defend against continued cyberthreats.

Elections agencies have a lot of security work to do before November, state and federal officials tell Congress

by • 2 years ago

With the country's secretaries of state preparing to meet in Philadelphia, the urgency to making election systems less vulnerable comes into view.

Drone report reveals explosive adoption by law enforcement

by • 2 years ago

Texas has the most public safety agencies with drone programs, but the technology can be found in use almost everywhere.