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Not a great way to be a broker of services

Former Maryland IT Secretary Isabel FitzGerald pleaded guilty in federal court last week to charges that, while working for the state, she accepted bribes to direct IT contracts to certain vendors. FitzGerald admitted that while working for the state Department of Human Resources between 2011 and 2013, she collected $35,000 in exchange for delivering contracts to an IT vendor named Kenneth Coffland, who also pleaded guilty in the scheme. Colin Wood reports.

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This isn't going away...

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to order commissioners in rural Otero County to end their refusal to certify the results of the June 7 primary election. The commissioners, one of whom is awaiting sentencing for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, have refused to certify votes citing, without evidence, their belief that vote-tabulating devices made by Dominion Voting Systems will manipulate results. Benjamin Freed has the story.

Possible teeth in privacy legislation

Long-awaited federal privacy legislation could be a powerful tool in the fight against online fraud, a panel of experts told the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday during a hearing on a proposed nationwide privacy bill. The witnesses praised a provision on data minimization, which requires companies to limit the collection and retention beyond what is necessary for their operations and could, they said, reduce opportunities for cybercriminals to swipe people's information. Tonya Riley reports for CyberScoop.

Senators ask DOJ to enforce accessibility rules for state and local websites

Ten senators, led by Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., want the Justice Department to enforce its updated standards for website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Their letter came a few months after the Civil Rights Division updated its web accessibility guidance for state and local governments for the first time since 2003. Ben has more.

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