Five cities team up to uncover economic-development innovations
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
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.
Election officials are watching how their states respond to cyberattacks
Ransomware attacks against state and local governments have been "real-life fire drills" for election officials preparing to oversee the 2020 presidential race.
Texas government website defaced with pro-Iran message
The Texas Department of Agriculture's site was briefly replaced with an image of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian commander killed in a U.S. airstrike.
Mission isn’t everything — leaders also need tools, Texas CISO says
Texas Chief Information Security Officer Nancy Rainosek says government leaders shouldn’t ignore the details of the technologies they use.
How Texas responded to a massive ransomware attack in ‘record time'
It was through years of preparation and policymaking, Texas CIO Todd Kimbriel tells StateScoop.
Texas and Virginia CISOs embrace 'whole-of-state' cybersecurity
State governments are increasingly roping in more stakeholders when developing their cybersecurity strategies. "Sharing begets sharing," Virginia CISO Michael Watson said.
Texas moves 'beyond IoT' in new state technology strategy
Texas' technology plan for the next five years represents a maturation in data management and digital services, officials told StateScoop.
Ransomware now part of the regular drill for National Guard, generals say
National Guard leaders said at a Pentagon briefing how responding to ransomware attacks against local governments is a new normal for their cyber warriors.