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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Arizona latest state to launch one-stop business portal

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Arizona has launched a one-stop business portal for entrepreneurs, a common first step for states seeking widespread digitization.

Cloud driving greater data efficiency, state officials say

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Cloud migration has helped agencies in Virginia and Maryland to more efficiently and securely manage large data sets.

Harvard launches procurement network to help state and local government

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

Texas signals potential changes to cybersecurity policies

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A report from the Texas Department of Information Resources includes numerous recommendations it will make to the state legislature.

As Big Tech lays off IT talent, government senses opportunity

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

Arizona selects Tanium for 'whole-of-state' cyber program

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Arizona Chief Information Security Officer Tim Roemer said the new software will give him a better view of the threat landscape.

Michigan selects Deloitte for $78 million unemployment system upgrade

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Michigan's unemployment director said the 10-year contract will ensure the state operates a “robust and secure system” for benefits seekers.

California launched a tracker for sexual assault kits

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California this month joined the list of states operating an online tracker for sexual assault kits used by law enforcement to build leads.

FCC to release new broadband maps, teeing up BEAD grants

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The new maps are based on geocoded data, replacing a set of maps criticized for allowing ISPs to vastly overstate their coverage areas.

Colorado has a new data-privacy law. But how to implement it?

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Businesses and nonprofits say more clarity is needed to implement the Colorado Privacy Act, which passed last year.

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