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.
White House sending $150M in grants to local IT training programs
The Department of Labor hopes to jumpstart efforts in communities across the country to educate workers on the latest tech skills.
N.C. city police reaching out to community following launch of open data portal
Fayetteville's police department is hoping to get people educated about how to take advantage of the data sets they're now sharing online.
Police chiefs: 'There is nothing to fear' about White House open data initiative
Police officials participating in a national open data initiative urge their colleagues to join the movement.
A year on, White House pushes police open data partnerships
The Obama administration is redoubling its efforts to get departments around the country opening up their data.