Fairfax County, Virginia, is ready for next-generation 911
The Washington, D.C., suburb has completed its next-generation 911 deployment. Only 123 more to go.
This week brought new police oversight, COVID-19 tools and a first in ransomware
New requirements for surveillance tools and body-camera footage in NYC, new digital tools for COVID-19 response in Virginia and a marriage of ransomware and unemployment fraud represent some of the highlights from this week's top government IT news.
Virginia launches digital tools to aid communities' COVID-19 response
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expanding two statewide data analysis platforms to help people find jobs and support localities allocate resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The telework rush tested states' cybersecurity, IT maturity
States that had already adopted virtualization and cloud tech are faring best, and those that hadn't are rapidly catching up.
Maryland wants to perfect 'classic' contact tracing before launching apps
The state's 1,400 contact tracers will use a combination of cloud platforms, text alerts and old-fashioned phone calls to track the spread of COVID-19.
Slow internet, poor preparation plague local governments amid pandemic
Local government IT leaders say they're facing a raft of issues as they work remotely, which they expect to continue managing for many months more.
Two Virginia.gov subdomains were hijacked for e-book scams
Virginia's technology agency took down two neglected websites after discovering they'd become fraudulent storefronts.
State IT shops deliver during pandemic, but watch for budget cuts
CIOs are rapidly delivering services where they're needed in states that have invested in IT, but they're also bracing for uncertain economic times ahead.
Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight
CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.