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Category: State & Local


Federal, Policy, State & Local

States advance talks with federal officials on harmonizing regulations

April 26, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A group representing state chief information officers says progress was made in private talks with federal officials Wednesday on solving state government’s woes in complying with a varied and sometimes conflicting mass of regulations. The talks were held between approximately […]


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Improving cybersecurity visibility and state and local government agencies

April 24, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A significant portion of state and local government technology officials in a new survey say they are under-equipped, under-staffed and under-resourced in addressing cybersecurity concerns. Four in 10 state and local IT leaders say they lack the tools they need […]


Policy, State & Local

Four years of monitoring have crushed tax fraud in Indiana

April 23, 2018

Via: StateScoop

With tax season comes attempted fraud, as crooks use false identities to try to trick all levels of government into sending them refund checks. There are ways to fight back, though, and Indiana is one of the states showing how […]


Policy, State & Local

Most jurisdictions satisfied with voting machines, GAO finds

April 13, 2018

Via: FCW

Most local election jurisdictions are pretty happy with the performance of their voting machines and equipment. According to an April 11 report from the General Accountability Office, 32 percent of voters voted in jurisdictions that relied on direct recording electronic […]


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Arizona hires cybersecurity firm to manage risk across state government

April 10, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Arizona announced Monday that it will use a single cybersecurity firm to monitor and manage the risks to computer systems in all 133 state agencies. The company, RiskSense, is based in neighboring New Mexico and was chosen over other potential […]


Policy, State & Local

How tech upgrades helped San Francisco stand out amid a national crush of tax payments

March 20, 2018

Via: StateScoop

President Donald Trump’s big tax plan changed a lot of things, but there was one outcome that no one had anticipated. In late December, local news reports from around the country showed sudden and unexpected long lines at municipal tax […]


Policy, State & Local

Dallas fishes for a chief innovation officer

March 8, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The trend of fostering innovation in government is thriving in Dallas city government, where a job posting for a “chief innovation officer” is scheduled to close next week. The city says in the posting that it seeks someone “able to […]


Policy, State & Local

A California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Elon Musks Flamethrowers

January 31, 2018

Via: Fortune

Elon Musk has now made nearly $9 million from the sale of flamethrowers—and his Boring Company is nearly sold out of the product. But Musk’s product has just hit a bump in the road. A California assemblyman says he intends […]


Policy, State & Local

California Senate defies FCC, approves net neutrality law

January 30, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The California State Senate yesterday approved a bill to impose net neutrality restrictions on Internet service providers, challenging the Federal Communications Commission attempt to preempt such rules. The FCC’s repeal of its own net neutrality rules included a provision to […]


Policy, State & Local

Net neutrality will be enforced in New York under orders from governor

January 25, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

New York has become the second state to enforce net neutrality with an executive order that prevents ISPs from obtaining state contracts unless they follow net neutrality principles. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the executive order yesterday, days after […]