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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 […]


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 […]