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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 […]


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 […]