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Interim CISO John Israel has been chosen to lead Minnesota's cybersecurity operations long term as the IT department works to build a statewide operations plan. Israel has more than 25 years of experience.
The industry group TechNet, which represents several Silicon Valley tech giants like Apple and Meta, is trying to push Maine lawmakers away from ACLU-backed privacy legislation that the group says is too broad.
Georgia joins only eight states to offer digitized state IDs that residents can use through Apple Wallet and Apple Watch to verify their identity at select airport TSA checkpoints.
New research suggests that when government agencies include diversity, equity and inclusion in the hiring process, it can improve hiring outcomes across federal, state and local governments.
The California Civil Rights Department has launched a statewide hotline and website, CA vs. Hate, which aims to provide a safe and anonymous method for reporting the occurrence of hate incidents and crimes.
This week, dozens of bills were quietly killed for the year. Among those that won’t become law this term was a proposal to reduce the potential for AI-based discrimination in areas like health care, housing and employment.
More state, local and educational entities should follow cybersecurity frameworks and ensure all staff participate in regular cybersecurity awareness training, the performance audit advised. Plus, the state legislative branch needs to develop both short-term and long-term cyber plans.
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day intended to start the conversation about digital access and inclusion for people worldwide with disabilities. So, what should government agencies know about the road ahead?
Speaking at a Senate hearing in Washington, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman addressed public concerns about the fast-growing technology and called for the creation of an agency to license leading artificial intelligence.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer has been consulting experts on the best way to regulate the advanced technology. Under his framework, independent experts would have to test new AI technologies before they are publicly released or updated.
Experts shared the benefits and risks posed by quickly emerging AI systems. In addition to the standard security concerns the technology brings, experts were quick to share some of the workforce efficiencies it provides as well.
As Missouri navigates a $126 million project to upgrade computer systems, the state is also in need of a new CIO. Jeffrey Wann, the state's CIO for three-plus years, has stepped down.
Dallas information technology staff are still working with consultants and outside groups to help review and clean servers possibly impacted by the recent ransomware attack against the city’s network.
As the tech world continues to buzz about the potential of generative artificial intelligence tools, Massachusetts CIO Jason Snyder describes what may be one of the technology’s first uses in state government.
Health officials are focusing on how telehealth technology is transforming childhood mental health treatment, while also bridging the gap between mental health care, underserved populations and addiction treatment.
A popular Oklahoma government TikTok account survived a statewide ban, highlighting what agencies lose when they leave the platform — a unique avenue for communicating with certain groups of constituents.
A proposal that would allow the spouses and voting-age dependents of deployed military members to vote online is facing criticism from some security experts who argue it would expose the election system to unnecessary risk.
During the recent Florida’s Digital Government Summit, several government and industry experts shared their perspectives on the future of cybersecurity and the cloud and life-saving emergency management technology.
Virginia and Maryland are utilizing various workforce strategies to create online training programs, empower agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers and provide existing employees with upskill opportunities.
At the NASCIO Midyear conference, Alaska CIO Bill Smith said the ability to explain to business leaders the “so what?” of technology has played a big role in his experience heading up state IT.