Starting Nov. 1, a Wisconsin bill will go into effect requiring insurance companies to meet specific requirements to protect residents' private information, including social security numbers and health information.
The First State has identified 11,600 homes lacking wired broadband service, and CIO Jason Clarke says fresh federal funds will enable the last-mile connections needed to reach everyone.
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services has implemented a fleet management software to monitor its vehicles. The cloud-based technology helps the agency oversee critical operations from any location.
An internal audit implies the California Public Employees’ Retirement System has had trouble tracking retiree deaths, losing tens of millions in the process. One employee disputes the extent of the issue.
Ford Motor Co. and Argo AI have joined forces with Walmart to roll out an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Washington, D.C.; Miami, Fla.; and Austin, Texas. The service is expected to grow to other cities.
Phoenix, Ariz., City Manager Ed Zuercher announced three new additions to the city’s executive team. Among them, the city’s first chief innovation officer and its new chief information officer.
The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration's online tax collection portal is complete, allowing users to file most of their taxes electronically and schedule automated payments.
CISA Cybersecurity Advisor Domingo Rivera said organizations preparing against ransomware should adopt strong practices for maintaining backups and decide ahead of time everything from who to contact to whether to pay.
An interim rule from the U.S. Treasury Department may prevent cities from using federal coronavirus relief funds on broadband expansion efforts. A final rule could be determined in the fall.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has said he will quickly sign a bill that calls for green economy expansion and the closure of all coal-fired power plants in the state by 2045. Critics say the bill would cut too many jobs.
Branch Technologies, a company based in Chattanooga, Tenn., is trying to change the way building structures are created with its 3D printing process. The company recently received a $300,000 state grant.
A Florida judge has ruled that a Costco website doesn’t violate user privacy with tracking software and that the situation is not akin to being illegally wiretapped. Other cases have received similar rulings recently.
Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
There's momentum — and funding — behind improving state and local government cybersecurity like never before. But as leaders ponder how to use it, they should remember that security is not about the latest slick tool.
After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, political leaders made a number of changes to how homeland security is maintained. Some experts say these changes are still having negative effects on people's rights.
North Carolina was one of many states to release a contact tracing app during the pandemic. However, the state’s app, SlowCOVIDNC, hasn’t led to any meaningful results in terms of public health.
Improving national security and filling unmet cybersecurity demand requires organizations to go beyond the strategies that have produced a largely white and male workforce, panelists and Aspen Institute researchers said.
In his first year as Arkansas chief technology officer, Jonathan Askins brings his private-sector background to bear on state IT modernization, broadband and where the state stands in its ongoing data work.
Hawaii’s new portal, launched by the Department of Human Services, brings new technology into the process of connecting foster kids to caregivers, making the process faster and easier.
As they responded to the terrorist attacks on 9/11, public safety professionals struggled to communicate with each other due to tech issues. Twenty years later, FirstNet exists to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom will soon review a variety of bills aiming to improve the state's unemployment insurance system, which has come under fire for slowness, fraud and poor management.