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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.

After an eight-year tenure as CIO of Chattanooga, Tenn., Brent Messer has left his role. His replacement is Tyson Morris, who serves as global head of architecture, platforms and marketing operations for Coca-Cola.
Police departments across the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and West Richland) in Washington have inked deals with Axon to get body cameras. The jury is still out on the effectiveness of body cams.
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 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.
Thousands of Ohio residents wait to see if they must pay back unemployment benefits that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services mistakenly gave them. So far, the state has waived $72.1 million in overpayments.
One expert calls Log4j “maybe the vulnerability of the decade.” Governments and private organizations alike are trying to quickly patch the vulnerability, which has attracted hackers associated with nation-states.
City officials announced that a ransomware attack had breached the timekeeping vendor the Ultimate Kronos Group over the weekend. The company says it may take several weeks for services to come back online.
A ransomware attack on payroll service vendor the Ultimate Kronos Group may have compromised data for employees of Honolulu Emergency Medical Services and the city's Board of Water Supply.
In dozens of cases, the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program has sent checks to the wrong landlords. Glitches in the state's central application system appear to be the reason for the errors.
Meadville City Council members approved a contract with a new IT provider. The city was seeking better cybersecurity and wanted to get away from "day-to-day" issues it experienced with its previous provider.