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This week brought new police oversight, COVID-19 tools and a first in ransomware

by • 2 weeks ago

New requirements for surveillance tools and body-camera footage in NYC, new digital tools for COVID-19 response in Virginia and a marriage of ransomware and unemployment fraud represent some of the highlights from this week's top government IT news.

Remote work wasn't in Delaware's IT plan when the pandemic hit

by • 1 month ago

While some employees were ready to work from home, large-scale telework efforts were not in the plans for Delaware’s tech agency. Coronavirus changed that.

State and local governments grasp for IT aid, announce key personnel moves

by • 2 months ago

This week elevated discussions on the support state and local government IT offices will need to serve constituents throughout the pandemic and beyond. California, Idaho and the CIty of Los Angeles, meanwhile, announced new hires in key IT roles.

Government IT budgets expected to decline as interest in technology spikes

by • 2 months ago

Chief information officers find themselves more relevant than ever, yet more than half in a recent survey said they expect their budgets to get cut this year. Meanwhile, Toronto's smart neighborhood project loses its developer.

As government considers options for November election, daily challenges mount

by • 2 months ago

How to fund a safe and secure elections during a pandemic is a growing concern for state and local agencies. Meanwhile, government continues to find ways to deliver essential services.

States juggle cyberthreats, aging IT, budget concerns

by • 2 months ago

As state and local governments begin growing comfortable with their new working environments, concerns about the future abound.

Pandemic put states' digital modernization efforts in the spotlight

by • 3 months ago

CIOs' aspirations to improve government services and automate workflows are suddenly being tested by a global health crisis few were prepared to face.

States scramble to repair unemployment systems, build public-health apps

by • 3 months ago

States are rushing to develop new apps and bolster aging IT systems suddenly straining under record numbers of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.

State CIOs strive to craft unified, simple user experiences

by • 5 months ago

States are designing citizen experience not defined by bureaucratic boundaries, but with ease of access and convenience in mind.

Workforce committee pushes new training, recruitment strategies in Tennessee

by • 6 months ago

In K-12 and the state government itself, officials are rethinking how they prepare workers for emerging technical jobs.