Virginia technology officials say new organization is 'extremely good'

by • 5 days ago

For the past year, statewide CIO Nelson Moe has had help from two new officials, who he said are pushing the capabilities of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.

Virginia datathon to tackle communities' COVID-19 challenges

by • 2 weeks ago

The annual event is casting "a wide net" next month, encouraging challengers to take on issues like unemployment, health care, education and digital access.

Apple, Google: Contact tracing to become standard smartphone feature

by • 3 weeks ago

Nevada, Maryland, Virginia and D.C. will be the first to use a version of the tech giants' jointly developed API that does not require the installation of an app.

Virginia launches first statewide contact tracing app using Apple-Google platform

by • 2 months ago

The Covidwise app, which runs on the tech giants' Bluetooth-based API, is being made available to all Virginia residents, Gov. Ralph Northam said.

Fairfax County, Virginia, is ready for next-generation 911

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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.