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Consolidating HR and financial processes on central platforms is a major undertaking in states where legacy systems have been in place for up to 40 years. We check in with three states on their efforts.
Lawmakers introduced a bill that would halt the Department of Veterans Affairs' rollout of a troubled computer system until it fixes problems that have harmed veterans and strained hospital staff since it was launched.
The Washington state House of Representatives and Senate chambers were packed Monday with legislators, family members and guests — a stark difference to last year's near-empty chamber.
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s annual data breach report shows the number of data breaches throughout 2022 at 4.5 million. The second largest after 2021 where 6.3 million breaches occurred.
The system that the Washington State Patrol uses to find missing persons has helped locate 70 people in 77 cases. Now the system is able to geo-target the Wireless Emergency Alerts directly to subscribers' cell phones.
Washington state CIO Bill Kehoe said the agency would like to create a fund to help state government take the necessary steps toward modernizing old, legacy technology systems.
Ralph Johnson returns to the Pacific Northwest after leading information security operations for NantMedia Holdings, which owns The Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Johnson also served as CISO for King County, Wash.
In the recently released 2022 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence analysis, eight leading states were recognized for their work with data and evidence to guide policymaking decisions.
Chief Information Officer Bill Kehoe on where Washington is using data effectively, the platform they’re building to grow analytics capabilities, and why we need to modernize data in addition to legacy services.
The federal agency tasked with safeguarding U.S. cyber infrastructure is pushing to make cybersecurity a “kitchen table issue.” Director Jen Easterly said her mission has been, in part, to cut the “nerdspeak.”