'Citizen developers' help Texas city build digital services quickly and affordably

by • 3 days ago

More than 30 non-IT employees in Garland, a Dallas suburb of about 240,000, taught themselves how to design digital workflows making government more efficient.

Texas transportation department hit in ransomware attack

by • 2 weeks ago

The agency said it detected "unauthorized access," but revealed few details about the incident, which came days after Texas courts were targeted by ransomware.

Austin, Texas, names new cybersecurity chief

by • 2 weeks ago

Erp, a cybersecurity consultant and former Texas Health and Human Services Commission CISO, will join the city as its top IT security official on June 1.

Ransomware forces Texas court servers offline

by • 3 weeks ago

The Friday attack didn't compromise any data, officials said, but some servers and websites have been taken offline while the incident is investigated.

Texas CIO Todd Kimbriel steps down

by • 3 weeks ago

Kimbriel, who started with the Texas Department of Information Resources in 2008, said he plans to advise state and local governments on how to adopt Texas' successful "CIO as a broker" model.

Austin launches coronavirus testing enrollment service

by • 1 month ago

With help from the software company NTT Data, the City of Austin is the latest to develop a tool to help residents screen for COVID-19, while also providing data to help government contain the illness.

For accurate census counts, local data may be the answer

by • 3 months ago

Surveys that collect local sentiment to explain fear or apathy surrounding the count are helping communities ensure they get full federal funding.

Five cities team up to uncover economic-development innovations

by • 3 months ago

Local governments in five states will share best practices and new ideas to boost economic development and improve civic engagement.

California, Texas slated to benefit most from new FCC broadband fund

by • 5 months ago

An internal analysis of the FCC's new $20.4 billion rural broadband initiative breaks down how many homes and businesses in each state can expect to be connected to high-speed internet.