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An eye on MSPs

A two-year-old law in Louisiana that requires managed service providers doing business with the public sector to register with Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin's office has given officials a better grasp on the companies that supply state and local agencies. Ardoin's CIO, Brad Manuel, said the law also requires MSPs to notify the state fusion center of any attacks within 24 hours. Benjamin Freed reports.

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San Jose's new CIO has big plans

Nearly three months into his role as San Jose, California’s chief information officer, Khaled Tawfik told StateScoop that he believes data is “the future of government” for his city. “There’s a lot of good work that’s been started and a lot of progress that’s been made, and what I’m trying to do is aggregate all of these initiatives and create a comprehensive and enterprise program to really maximize the benefit of these initiatives and how they can relate to each other,” he said. Colin Wood has details.

The Election Infrastructure-ISAC wants to 'reintroduce' itself

Four years into its existence, the Elections Infrastructure ISAC now numbers more than 3,400 members, has added several new products and has become a mainstay of a once-skeptical community of election administrators scattered across the country. The organization is now trying to "reintroduce" itself as it's also added new services, said its director Marci Andino, a former elections chief in South Carolina. Ben has more.

A boost to infrastructure protections?

Rep. Jim Langevin, the Rhode Island Democrat who chairs the House Armed Services panel’s cyber subcommittee has drafted an amendment to this year's National Defense Authorization Act that would boost defenses for “systemically important critical infrastructure (SICI)." The amendment ties the definition of the term to infrastructure key to “national critical functions,” for which the federal government says disruption “would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety.” Tim Starks reports for CyberScoop.

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