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Policy, State & Local

In blockchain, Colorado seeks security, efficiency

January 19, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The Colorado Senate is considering a bill that would direct the state to explore the use of blockchain technology to safeguard its sensitive data from malicious attacks and improve government operations. Senate Bill 86 is a bipartisan piece of legislation […]


Policy, State & Local

Washington state: Comcast was “even more deceptive” than we thought

December 22, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

The attorney general of Washington has filed a new amended complaint in an ongoing lawsuit against Comcast, claiming that “new evidence” reveals “even more deceptive conduct than previously alleged.” The lawsuit, which was initially submitted in August 2016, alleged that […]


Policy, State & Local

Local government agencies remain concerned about lack of cyber awareness

October 19, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Local government agencies across the country are concerned about cybersecurity awareness. In a “Quick Poll” of local government IT officials, the Public Technology Institute found that “lack of awareness by end users/government employees” ranked as the No. 1 concern when […]


Policy, State & Local

How state, local government need to build a cyber resilience strategy for email

October 13, 2017

Via: StateScoop

As state and local government agencies fight against an onslaught of threats like ransomware and phishing, a standard cybersecurity strategic plan isn’t enough. Those threats are bombarding agencies at an unprecedented rate — and a good chunk of them are […]


Policy, State & Local

US flood insurance program to pay out $11 billion for Texas flooding

September 13, 2017

Via: CNBC

The U.S. federal flood insurance program estimates it will make $11 billion in payments through the government-run program for flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, the program’s administrator Roy Wright said on Wednesday. Additionally, in an attempt to make […]


Policy, State & Local

Hurricane Irma Is Churning Through Central Florida, Leaving a Trail of Destruction

September 11, 2017

Via: Fortune

Hurricane Irma took aim at heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved a path of destruction through the state with high winds and storm surges that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded […]


Policy, State & Local

US House approves bill to advance autonomous car testing

September 7, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Technology companies and automakers alike are making major investments to put autonomous vehicles on the road, but the patchwork of rules that govern US roads will have to be updated before driverless cars become a common sight. The US House […]


Federal, Policy, State & Local

Facebook sold 2016 election-related ads to “shadowy Russian company”

September 7, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook has confirmed a Washington Post report indicating that its ad sales team had sold advertising to a “shadowy Russian company” ahead of the 2016 Presidential election. These sponsored FB posts, in turn, were used to “target” American voters, either […]


Policy, State & Local

If You Live in California You’ll Soon be Able to Sue Your Bank

September 6, 2017

Via: Fortune

The bill, passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature, now requires the approval of Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, who is expected to sign it into law shortly. Under the bill, judges could override contract clauses that require customers to settle disputes […]


Policy, State & Local

Illinois House Rejected a $6.7 Billion School Funding Bill

August 29, 2017

Via: Fortune

The Illinois House on Monday soundly defeated a bipartisan bill that would create a new education funding formula that the state needs to send $6.7 billion to its 852 school districts. The 46-61 vote on the bill negotiated by the […]