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Cloud

Stories of the behind-the-scenes work of making state and local government IT run and about government services getting off-premises and into the cloud. Coverage includes adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms for core systems like enterprise resource planning and unemployment, as well as data center migrations and network buildouts.

A few years ago, the state decided to create what amounts to a marketplace for government technology. Now, one of Virginia’s tech leaders details how that model is helping to save money and innovate.
The latest product from the growing government technology vendor reflects advances in connecting multiple agencies. RapidSOS says the tool could increase access to real-time data and speed up emergency responses.
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.
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.
The Spring Hill Police Department in Tennessee has proposed a new street camera pilot program to the city it serves. The program, which uses tech from Flock Safety, is intended to stop criminals, not regulate traffic.
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.
After hearing concerns from privacy advocates and customers, among others, Apple has decided to temporarily table its plan to scan iPhone photo libraries for pictures of child sex abuse.
An automated license plate reader system from Flock Safety, a company based in Atlanta, Ga., has made its way to two communities in Summit County, Ohio. The system utilizes cloud technology.
New state CIO Shawnzia Thomas is focusing on expanding broadband, pushing cybersecurity best practices and taking an employee’s-eye view to technology adoptions in her first few months on the job.
A number of Ohio residents have said scammers have hijacked their unemployment insurance accounts. The state, however, said its system hasn't been compromised. Some officials aren't buying that statement.