Harris County

Harris County, Texas, ditches paperless voting machines


The county was the largest jurisdiction in the country to still use electronic voting machines that cannot be audited.

Counties pleading for more, flexible funds in next pandemic relief package


Local governments have been able to use some federal relief funds for IT, but much more is needed, county leaders said during a conference call with reporters.

Harris County issues $888K payment to scammer


Though officials caught the mistake and canceled payment before it was too late, the incident has led the Texas county to a thorough review of its security policies.

Seeing through the noise: How public safety should turn to social media for emergency communications


Commentary: An emergency management official from Harris County, Texas, says public safety leaders need to digest massive amounts of information to make emergency decisions and communicate those decisions.

Texas county uses hurricane safety alert system to engage with public


Harris County encourages the public to sign up for emergency notifications before hurricane season begins. These citizens will receive other public safety information the rest of the year.