Governors Josh Shapiro and Glenn Youngkin have issued new guidance on the use of artificial intelligence technology in state government. Both orders seek to create a more solid foundation for the rapidly evolving technology.
Plus, a new module is added to the Broadband Infrastructure Playbook, Virginia is the latest state to release its five-year broadband action plan, and more.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, which oversees more than 40 transit agencies in the state, has partnered with technology provider Via to give all agencies access to the Remix planning platform.
A failed cybersecurity attack is responsible for Newport News Public Library branch computers being out of operation the past three weeks, with city officials saying they blocked the attack.
Virginia and Maryland are utilizing various workforce strategies to create online training programs, empower agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers and provide existing employees with upskill opportunities.
Virginia CIO Bob Osmond views innovative emerging tech like artificial intelligence as a means to enhance, rather than replace, the work of state IT staff.
Three HBCUs in Virginia will receive nearly $10 million in federal funding from the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program to close the digital divide and provide students with additional tech job training.
Jefferson Lab, the Department of Energy particle accelerator facility in Newport News, plans to hire dozens of new positions and upgrade research equipment and workspaces with millions in new federal funding.
The majority of states are abandoning third-party cyber insurance for self-insurance, says Colorado CISO Ray Yepes. Plus, Virginia and Alaska cyber leads talk federal cyber grants and the importance of understanding local needs.
As of July 1, state agencies are required to report certain cybersecurity incidents to the Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center. Officials hope the law will improve the response to attacks across the commonwealth.