Recent Data Breaches Spark Debate Over 'Reasonable' Notification Rules

Some states have already moved to toughen their data breach laws as the number of incidents increases.

For Cities, Creativity and Convergence Need to Be the Norm

According to the former mayors of Albuquerque and Philadelphia: “It’s our job to make SXSW live on all year long. Here’s why.”

Homeland Security Wants Industry Input on Wearable Tech for First Responders

Wearables are great—but they can't get in the way when firefighters and paramedics do their jobs.

How Agencies Can Effectively Implement Artificial Intelligence

There are opportunities in three broad areas: technology and data, workforce, and risk management.

The Annual Cost of U.S. Cybercrime Could Top $100 Billion

Companies aren’t properly incentivized to protect their networks and we’re all paying the price, the Council of Economic Advisers concludes.

Is the Public Outcry Coming From Your Constituents or Bots?

It’s getting harder to discern fact from fiction online, and public officials will to need to fight bots with bots.

The End of the Custom Technology Era

The public sector is still waking up to the realities of the cloud software market.

Building Upon a Decade of Deploying Small-Cell Solutions to Improve Connectivity

After successes in Colorado ski towns and canyon dead zones, there’s a new push in Denver as the metro area moves toward 5G.

State CIOs Want Federal Agencies to Get Out of Their Way

NASCIO’s advocacy priorities cite duplicative and conflicting security regulations and audits as a waste of time and money.

To Fend Off Hackers, Local Governments Get Help From States

But some city hall leaders say they can’t necessarily rely on states for cyber aid because many are busy trying to deal with their own cyber preparedness.

Cloud Is Ascendant in State Government

A survey of state CIOs show that while security remains the top priority, state tech execs are increasingly focusing on cloud solutions and prioritizing digital government services.

How States and Cities Can Secure the Internet of Things

As we connect more and more devices, governments must keep an active watch on their network.

Hacker With Bitcoin Ransom Targets Sacramento Regional Transit Data

The transit agency is in the process of recovering 30 million backup files.

Running an IT Enterprise Like a Baseball Team Owner

Virginia CIO Nelson Moe is helping the Commonwealth turn the page and reinvent its IT infrastructure.

Michigan Governor Signs Volunteer Cyber Corps Bill

MiC3 can now step in, when requested, and provide technical assistance if the state gets hit by a cyberattack or data breach.

To Secure Critical State Networks, It’s Time to Follow the Lead of Military and Intel Agencies

As governments connect more infrastructure and data every day, John Minasyan of Belkin International makes the argument for more disconnection.

Illinois Interim CIO Discusses Continuing State’s Ambitious IT Agenda

Kirk Lonbom takes the helm at critical time for Illinois’ revitalized Department of Innovation and Technology.

Buying Into the Internet of Things

States need to be smart and strategic when purchasing connected devices, according to Alaska's chief procurement officer.