For ransomware, feds need more rigorous comms, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office issued a reminder to the federal agencies that help states and localities respond to ransomware.

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FCC's long-awaited broadband maps are here


The Federal Communications Commission launched its new, more-accurate broadband maps, but they're still missing data.

FCC unveils new rules for reporting 911 network outages


The Federal Communications Commission created new rules standardizing how network service providers report outages affecting 911 centers.

Harvard launches procurement network to help state and local government


The Harvard Kennedy School launched a new network designed to help state and local government officials improve procurement policies.

As Big Tech lays off IT talent, government senses opportunity


As scores of tech companies scale back on IT workers, government leaders are hoping to attract fresh talent.

South Carolina tribe wants to be like Delaware, but for crypto businesses


The new Catawba Digital Economic Zone in South Carolina is launching legal codes and inviting businesses to incorporate there.

Native communities push for technology they can call their own


The Natives in Tech collective wants to create a pipeline of technologists to create tools and software catered to their communities.

How data analytics helped a California police department shave a year off an investigation


Law enforcement agencies are discovering how Splunk’s data analytics platform can fast-track digital investigations, according to a new report.

Many officials using 'George Costanza' password model, says county tech chief


The CTO of Riverside County, Calif., said he suspects many government leaders use weak passwords, just like "Seinfeld's" George Costanza.

Just 25% of election offices have moved to .gov websites


A report found that just 25% of local election officials have moved their websites to the .gov domain, which is considered more trusted and secure.

Mapping tech is growing in election administration


Many more states are expected to incorporate GIS into their voter registration systems by 2027, according to a new NSGIC report.