Washington

Musk's changes create Twitter blues for government agencies

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Twitter has been an essential tool for government agencies getting urgent information to the public. Elon Musk's takeover could change that.

Fourteen state National Guard cyber units activate ahead of election

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National Guard cyber units in 14 states will be on duty Election Day protecting voting-related networks from malicious activity.

Washington state hires Los Angeles Times CISO as new cyber chief

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Ralph Johnson, currently CISO for the company that owns the Los Angeles Times, has been named Washington's new statewide CISO.

On-time and on-budget isn't enough for IT modernization, CIOs say

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Security, data governance, business processes and user-centered design add new concerns to IT modernization projects, state CIOs said.

Monkeypox outbreaks taxing tech-deficient local health authorities, officials say

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A shortage of technology and technological training at local health authorities is straining an already exhausted workforce.

A tale of two states’ cyber strategies

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Louisiana's Dustin Glover and Washington state's Bill Kehoe explain recent changes to their states' cyber strategies.

State privacy officers look for ‘blind spots’ in IT projects

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On the Priorities podcast, Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Katy Ruckle says the role helps the state’s IT agency deliver on goals, as well as protecting data.

Washington CISO to leave state government

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Vinod Brahmapuram, who's been with the state since October 2019, is stepping down March 31 for a private-sector role.

Cities are getting better at reading between the numbers

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Cities have never been more focused on data, and they're using new approaches — from data academies to project-based learning — to ramp up their efforts.

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