Enterprise cybersecurity is new Washington CIO's top priority
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.