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Katya Maruri

Staff Writer

Katya Maruri is a staff writer for Government Technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.


All city technology agencies will now operate under the Office of Technology and Innovation, overseen by Chief Technology Officer Matthew Fraser. Fraser took over the CTO position earlier this month.
The recently proposed legislation would require an update of the state’s websites, implementation of modern customer service experiences and a transition from paper processes to more intuitive digital formats.
The effort comes from a recently enacted bill requiring the Office of Information Technology Services to notify state agencies of any data breaches and plans to remediate cyber attacks within 24 hours of discovery.
If passed by the state’s Legislature, the proposal would cement the Office of Information Technology within the Office of Administration – formalizing in law what started as an executive order in 2004.
In 2022, the city of Dublin, Ohio, plans to unveil its digital identity project that allows users to confirm their residency, respond to custom surveys and earn “Dublin Points” through a centralized app.
After more than three decades of serving the state of New York in various information security roles, state Chief Information Security Officer Karen Sorady is leaving her post for retirement.
North Carolina CIO James Weaver has named Cherie Givens as the state’s first chief privacy officer. Givens brings a long resume of federal agency experience to the Department of Information Technology.
From the American Rescue Plan and the infrastructure bill to cybersecurity and ransomware policy, state and local governments felt the full effects of support from the Biden administration during the president's first year.
In Massachusetts, lawmakers are asking the state’s Executive Office of Technology Services and Security to consider cloud computing options with newly proposed legislation. The move is driven by similar legislation in other states.
If enacted, the bill would encourage businesses to establish and maintain a written cybersecurity program to protect personal information. But not everyone is convinced that it will actually close cybersecurity gaps.