Washington

San Antonio's R&D League to tackle public health, environment

by • 7 days ago

Next month's two-day event is expected to connect the general public with organizations interested in developing unique ideas to problems ranging from digital access to housing.

Privacy concerns have states taking it slow on contact tracing apps

by • 2 months ago

Some states have built contact tracing apps, but a decades-old manual process is the norm in most places as officials address widespread privacy concerns.

Los Angeles used Signal to plan controversial vehicle-tracking program

by • 3 months ago

Emails obtained by the Los Angeles Daily News show city transportation officials used an encrypted messaging service to discuss a vehicle-tracking program and did not save the correspondence.

Collaboration aided states' cybersecurity during pandemic, but shrinking budgets concern CISOs

by • 3 months ago

The chief information security officers of California and Washington said the pandemic has generated many useful partnerships, but they must also be more vigilant than ever.

Unemployment fraud in Washington linked to health care ransomware

by • 3 months ago

A report from security firm Kroll says hackers used illicit access to a health care organization to file phony claims before detonating a ransomware attack.

As unemployment fraud spreads, Washington state recovers $300M

by • 4 months ago

Adjustments to screening techniques are driving down phony claims, Washington officials say. But in other states, illegitimate claims clog systems already overburdened.

Washington state says unemployment system lost 'millions of dollars' to fraud

by • 4 months ago

The head of the Washington Employment Security Department said the scheme, which appears to have originated in Nigeria, could delay payments to legitimate filers.

Washington state's new restaurant regulations put diner data on the menu

by • 4 months ago

Restaurants able to reopen for table service will be required to store diners' names and phone numbers as part of Washington's COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts.

States are warming up to new technologies during pandemic, CIOs say

by • 5 months ago

As state agencies face urgent needs during their responses to COVID-19, IT leaders see an opportunity to evangelize for their trade.

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