Texas was one of six states to earn an "A" when it comes to making executive orders accessible to the public, according to a report by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for open government.
Though analysts see more posturing than certainty in the announcements, it's clear that online video watchers, technology start-ups and financial companies might see a dramatic upgrade in Internet speeds by the end of the decade.
Tech industry advocates say those are no simple hires, requiring thousands of dollars in legal fees and at least six months of lead time, with no certain payoff as companies nationwide share 85,000 visas allotted in a lottery each April.
The Pennsylvania utility touted itself as a pioneer when it installed 1.3 million meters. But those devices proved obsolete in just four years, failing to meet the minimum performance requirements of the state's new regulations.
According to minutes from a June 17 steering committee meeting, agency officials provided limited detail about a report done by management consultant McKinsey & Co.— noting only one of its recommendations and failing to mention dozens of other findings.
The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, state and local government cyber analysts and the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium participated in an attack-defend-respond tabletop exercise in a virtual city called Alphaville, which exists within the Michigan Cyber Range. Here's why it matters to a town near you.