Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin gives the inaugural address after being sworn in as the 74th governor of Virginia on the steps of the State Capitol on January 15, 2022 in Richmond, Virginia. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)

Virginia governor latest to sign AI executive order

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed an executive order outlining how the state will be allowed to use AI inside government agencies and education institutions.
broadband officers
From left: Tamarah Holmes, director of the Office of Broadband at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development; Kelly Schlegel, director of the New Mexico Office of Broadband Expansion; and Jade Piros de Carvalho, director of the Kansas Office of Broadband Development speak with Drew Clark, editor and publisher of Broadband Breakfast, at an event in Washington on June 27. (Scoop News Group)

State broadband officials call grant awards ‘wonderful,’ if less than expected

State broadband officials reacted to awards from the Broadband, Equity, Accessibility, and Deployment grant program with a mix of excitement and curiosity.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on May 1 in Simi Valley, California. (David McNew / Getty Images)

Virginia to drop degree requirements for state jobs

Virginia's governor announced that degree requirements and preferences for the majority of classified state jobs will be dropped come July.
State officials speak at the Nutanix Cloud Together Summit
State officials speak at the Nutanix Cloud Together Summit. L-R: Wayne Webster, senior director of state and local government and education for Nutanix; Aliscia Andrews, deputy secretary of homeland security for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Austin Miller, CTO, Maryland Transport Administration. (FedScoop)

Cloud driving greater data efficiency, state officials say

Cloud migration has helped agencies in Virginia and Maryland to more efficiently and securely manage large data sets.