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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker filed a $5 billion bill that would commit $185 million to state IT for cybersecurity and system upgrades. The bill would also address areas like public safety infrastructure.
The state's new governor has named a Federal Reserve veteran to take over an administrative role overseeing the IT agency. The incoming administration has called for more focus on cybersecurity and ransomware attacks.
Yesterday, federal officials discussed which cybersecurity policies should take highest priority. Two suggestions involved mandatory incident reporting and addressing the semiconductor chip shortage.
The Washington State Board of Health is facing protests after conspiracy theorists started a rumor that the board would order people to be put into quarantine facilities if they refused a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Maryland Department of Health said a ransomware attack is what disrupted its systems and services last month. Although officials didn't state much about the attack, they said the ransom wasn't paid.
Gov. Mark Gordon has appointed former Alaska CIO Bill Vajda to lead Wyoming's IT efforts within the Department of Enterprise Technology Services. Vajda replaces Interim Director Timothy Sheehan.
The Department of General Services, which manages about 14.4 million square feet of leased office space for the state, has relinquished or is in the process of relinquishing about 767,000 square feet of space.
SolarWinds’ latest annual Public Sector Cybersecurity Survey glimpses into state and local government priorities, including a focus on access management and concerns over curiosity- and reputation-driven hacking.
The latest talks between the federal government and the city of Portland, Ore., on police reform have led to a couple of major agreements, including a body camera measure that will involve Justice Department approval.
According to research, Washington's digital contact tracing app, WA Notify, plays a key part in COVID prevention. It gains about 2,000 users each week and utilizes Bluetooth to measure proximity between users.
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.
Websites went offline last week after the college and K-12 digital communications and marketing platform was hit by a cyber attack. The firm said that there is no evidence that data was compromised in the attack.
The state of New Mexico built a cloud-based platform during the pandemic to support the Department of Finance and Administration’s management of grants and funds from the emergency rental assistance program.
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority published a report showing that phishing attacks pose a significant threat to state utilities. Cyber training was highly recommended for all utility organizations.
Much attention has been given to the billions the bill will put toward bridges, cybersecurity and more. But behind the big-ticket items are many small projects. Here are some that will impact state and local government.
Private investment, coupled with an unprecedented level of public investment from the recently passed infrastructure law, has presented the right mix of ingredients for even more public- and private-sector collaborations.
Earlier this week, Florida CIO James Grant named Jeremy Rodgers chief information security officer of the Florida Digital Service. Rodgers brings 20-plus years of industry experience to the role.
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.
State Sen. Louis P. DiPalma is seeking more information about the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority data breach that allowed hackers to steal the personal information of thousands of state workers.
Pennsylvania legislators introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday that would allow an autonomous vehicle to be tested without a human behind the wheel. Officials believe the law could attract companies to the state.