A new state law that went into effect Sept. 1 requires all emergency medical responders to report drug overdose information to local health authorities, who then feed the data into a software program that maps it.
More than a dozen K-12 school districts in Texas will receive more than $10 million, while the largest allotment is $33.7 million.
With the new law, Texas has launched an online portal for incident reports, giving local government 48 hours to inform the state of ransomware or other suspected cybersecurity breaches.
Four months after SpaceX's first orbital flight test of Starship Super Heavy ended in a high-altitude explosion over the Gulf of Mexico, the company has submitted a mishap report to the FAA on what went wrong.
The new registration fee is meant to make up for the state’s lost revenue from gasoline taxes that are used to pay for road construction and maintenance.
Some states like Texas, Indiana and Colorado are filling their open positions with innovative programs that point people eager to learn in the direction of government IT.
A series of cyber attacks across Texas are part of a growing statewide and national trend of increasingly sophisticated groups working through computers to steal money and information, according to officials in the FBI.
Plus, more state leaders react to recent federal funding decisions on broadband, the National Tribal Telecommunications Association will hold an event in August, and more.
Residents and businesses often call 911 to report cyber crimes, yet officers in smaller jurisdictions aren’t always prepared to identify cyber incidents, collect digital evidence or identify the relevant laws involved.
These changes, required by the passage of new legislation, will expand the areas eligible to receive broadband infrastructure grants and will provide flexibility to ensure taxpayer dollars will benefit more Texans.