Five states tap real-time data to improve roadway safety
Louisiana, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas have boosted their use of real-time roadway data in recent months.
Rhode Island's contact tracing plan sparks privacy concerns
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With the country's secretaries of state preparing to meet in Philadelphia, the urgency to making election systems less vulnerable comes into view.