States try to 'parallel' federal orders on cybersecurity, officials say
Federal directives on cybersecurity aren't mandates for states, but many try to follow their guidance anyway, speakers said during an ATARC event.
New Hampshire CISO Daniel Dister joins Biden administration
Dister, who'd been with the state since 2017, will help carry out President Biden's executive order strengthening software standards and breach-notification rules, the White House said.
Mayors meet with NSC's cyber lead as ransomware crisis continues
Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber, discussed the Biden administration's ransomware strategy with a group of mayors, the White House said.
What the White House told state AGs about cybersecurity
Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber issues, met with state attorneys general to discuss ransomware and other threats.
NASCIO sees states' IT work 'being recognized' during federal meetings
State CIOs met with Congress and White House officials to discuss their federal priorities, including cybersecurity funding and how they'll use pandemic relief.
Time for federal government to boost smart cities again, tech group says
A new report from an IT think tank found that federal support for "smart-city" efforts stalled under the Trump administration.
State and local cybersecurity is 'ongoing priority' for White House, Biden adviser says
Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, said the administration wants to help states improve their cyber defenses.
White House’s Cecilia Muñoz takes position directing national civic tech network
The former Domestic Policy Council director is taking a position with policy and tech outfit New America to develop a network for professionals working in civic tech.
White House launches new push to get communities using data to cut down on incarceration
The Obama administration is partnering with dozens of states, localities and tech companies to spread data-sharing and analytics techniques focused on moving people out of prisons.