Enterprise cybersecurity is new Washington CIO's top priority

by • 3 weeks ago

Bill Kehoe, who joined state government Aug. 1 after four years in Los Angeles County, said he wants to instill a common "sense of urgency" across the state.

Murder hornet tracking, wildfire response get GIS boost

by • 2 months ago

GIS officials in Washington and Oregon say recent events — including the appearance of Asian giant hornets — have raised their profiles in state government.

'Trust of citizens' is most important part of zero trust, Washington CISO says

by • 2 months ago

A more strenuous approach to security may ruffle feathers, but is worth pursuing, Washington CISO Vinod Brahmapuram said during an online event.

L.A. County CIO Bill Kehoe to take top IT job in Washington state

by • 5 months ago

Gov. Jay Inslee said Kehoe, a former county and state agency CIO, will take over Washington Technology Solutions in August.

King County, Washington, bans facial recognition

by • 5 months ago

The county, which includes Seattle, became the first county government to institute an outright ban on the controversial surveillance technology.

How State of Washington is modernizing for a cloud-native world

by • 5 months ago

When the Washington State’s Health Benefits Exchange earmarked their API management tool as legacy, its leaders turned to an open source, cloud-based tool to modernize.

Washington state switches on earthquake early-warning system

by • 6 months ago

A system already used in California and Oregon, called ShakeAlert, went live in Washington, but third-party apps, which are faster, aren't available there yet.

D.C. police chief confirms personnel files stolen in ransomware attack

by • 6 months ago

The group responsible, Babuk, said it's shutting down, though many ransomware actors simply regroup under different names.

Florida House advances broad privacy bill as states weigh data protections

by • 6 months ago

The bill could be more sweeping than even California's 2018 law, but one attorney said it may be motivated by political grievances with the tech industry.