White-Hat Hackers to the Rescue

There are reasons more aren’t using the service: Some states might not have the money, or might be nervous about allowing white-hat companies to try to breach their networks.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government

While there is much potential in the use of AI in the public sector, the future is still . . . in the future.

Maine Is Building Its Tech Workforce From the Ground Up

The Office of Information Technology realized it had a retirement problem. In response, it took on the bigger problem of building a strong technology workforce across the state.

Indiana Takes Action to Protect K-12 Schools From Hackers

The state has launched a multi-pronged initiative aimed at reducing cybersecurity risks.

Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame

“My hope is in the next 24 months, we’re going to eradicate this rural broadband issue,” James Collins, state chief information officer, told Route Fifty.

CISO-as-a-Service’s Fate Will Be Decided by Michigan’s Localities

The pilot has helped 11 jurisdictions obtain cybersecurity expertise they wouldn’t otherwise have, Washtenaw County’s innovations and process improvement manager explains.

When the FBI Calls to Say Your State Has Been Hacked By Iran

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely shares how his state came to be named in “one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns ever prosecuted.”

How Hackers Could Cause Chaos on America's Roads and Railways

Many state and local government officials are only now waking up to the threat from cyberattackers and realizing they need to beef up their defenses.

Why North Carolina’s Approach to Data Analytics Is ‘People Focused’

Business partners should be the ones identifying the problems IT professionals solve, according to state CIO Eric Boyette.

Transforming State Government IT Into an Amazon Prime-Like Experience

North Dakota’s tech entrepreneur turned governor wants to use savings from budget cuts to boost investments in IT infrastructure.

6 Steps for Fast Government Project Deployment Using Agile Development

Many project managers are realizing that the fastest way to get their digital projects off the ground is through agile development.

What Cities Need to Know About Chatbots and Data Security

Chatbots make city services more efficient, but are they safe to use?

Uber Agrees to Expanded Data Breach Settlement With FTC

The ride-sharing company tried to conceal a 2016 data breach through its bug bounty program.

AI Experts Want Government Algorithms to Be Studied Like Environmental Hazards

“If governments deploy systems on human populations without frameworks for accountability, they risk losing touch with how decisions have been made, thus rendering them unable to know or respond to bias, errors, or other problems,” according to a new report.

N.Y.C. Plans Free Cybersecurity App to Protect Residents’ Sensitive Data

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Atlanta Mayor: Ransomware Attack ‘Is a Test of Our National Security’

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Oregon State Employee Moves Tens of Thousands of Taxpayer Records to Personal Cloud

The February incident shows why routine log reviews by IT security personnel are important.

What Do State Chief Data Officers Do?

A look at the job that puts analytics to use in decision-making.

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It’s highly likely that whatever Apple announces will be focused on education.

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