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Utilities in the state are looking to new technology to fight an old problem: wildfires. Officials hope that by better predicting weather and risk patterns they can prevent and respond to the looming threat.
During a public outreach tour this week, Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs shared some of the challenges facing elections in the state. Threats facing the process include dis- and misinformation, as well as other online threats.
Golub has led the county’s IT efforts since August 2017. In his new role, he will focus on Oracle Cloud’s mid-market vertical, which includes local government organizations across the country.
The New York State Office for the Aging has launched a new initiative to bring companion robots into seniors’ homes — and they go beyond the common virtual assistants to proactively support seniors’ needs.
Nelson Moe, the former CIO for the commonwealth of Virginia, has shifted from the public to private sector with his recent appointment as the sales strategy principal for IT solutions provider Iron Bow Technologies.
Legislators, advocacy groups and industry experts have spoken at length about the draft national data privacy legislation, raising questions about its chances of success and what it could mean for states' privacy rules.
San Diego County’s second largest city has announced a new IT director in Jose Cisneros. Cisneros comes to city service with more than two decades of network and cybersecurity experience from the U.S. Navy.
Cyber insurance won’t ever be “cheap” again, says Cysurance’s Kirsten Bay. But insurance firms might make it more attainable with ways to monitor clients for good cyber behavior and adjust limits accordingly.
U.S. Census Bureau data indicate almost 2.8 million Texas households, including 7 million people, lack broadband access. A new plan from the Comptroller's Broadband Development Office hopes to change that.
Twenty-one states have a CPO position, up from just 12 in 2019. States appear to be recognizing the need to tackle privacy as government data collection grows, but CPOs still struggle to get enough funds.
Mendel brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role, including working as the county's radio communications division director. Now, he picks up where former CIO Tanya Hannah left off.
As the U.S. begins the process of building out a national network of electric vehicle chargers, federal transportation and energy officials stress they must be accessible, user-friendly and interoperable.
Former CISA Director Chris Krebs, Color of Change President Rashad Robinson and journalist Katie Couric discussed the societal threat of dis-, mis- and malinformation as the RSA Conference concluded last week.
New York Chief Information Officer Angelo "Tony" Riddick explains the state's cluster CIO model and discusses how his office is working to expand broadband and close the digital divide.
After years of delay and discussion, Congress has released a bipartisan draft bill outlining a comprehensive federal data privacy policy. However, the proposal fails to adequately address two major issues.
NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released the first of several preliminary drafts outlining ways that organizations can implement zero-trust architectures.
At Digital.gov’s 2022 Government UX Summit, experts shared ways that digital services can be better designed to improve the user experience for users with cognitive impairments and those with low literacy.
Nationwide, organizations are grappling with drastic changes to the workforce. But some are taking this as an opportunity to bring people from historically underrepresented backgrounds into the tech sector.
CISA Director Jen Easterly and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis promote collaboration — but will their successors do the same? Does describing the work as “data care” not “cybersecurity” help with talent recruitment?
Harris, who had been serving as the interim IT director, brings 20 years of public- and private-sector experience to the role. She was formally appointed to the position by the City Council May 9.