Georgia’s National Guard Unit Wants Some Help Prepping for a Big Cyber Test

The Georgia Army National Guard has a cyber readiness inspection coming up and wants a contractor to spend the summer helping it get ready.

White-Hat Hackers to the Rescue

There are reasons more aren’t using the service: Some states might not have the money, or might be nervous about allowing white-hat companies to try to breach their networks.

10 State, Local and Tribal Agencies Selected for Drone Integration Pilot Program

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Microplastics in Great Lakes drinking water … Ohio governor's autonomous vehicle executive order ... FBI raids city hall and mayor’s home in Calif. desert town … and a Colo. mayor enters hospice.

Charlotte’s Scooter Share Halted After One Day

City officials said Lime didn’t have permission to implement its e-scooter program on local streets.

Preparing Governors for the Next Tech Disruption

The National Governors Association seizes an opportunity to prepare its members to for crucial technology policy decisions.

Electric Scooters Come to Charlotte

Charlotte is the third city on the East Coast to get electric scooters, following Washington, D.C. in March and Miami in April.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government

While there is much potential in the use of AI in the public sector, the future is still . . . in the future.

Maine Is Building Its Tech Workforce From the Ground Up

The Office of Information Technology realized it had a retirement problem. In response, it took on the bigger problem of building a strong technology workforce across the state.

San José Paves New Path to 5G With the Wireless Industry

“[W]e can get to good deals for both sides without circumventing local authority,” according to Shireen Santosham, the city’s chief innovation officer.

Indiana Takes Action to Protect K-12 Schools From Hackers

The state has launched a multi-pronged initiative aimed at reducing cybersecurity risks.

Automation Presents Workforce Challenges—and Opportunities

“Technology will displace workers from some, and potentially many jobs...but we have no reason to think technology will eliminate work in the economy as a whole,” said John Schmitt, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute.

Texas Is Building a Killer App for Killing Bureaucracy

Chief Information Officer Todd Kimbriel wants a digital assistant to navigate the state’s bureaucracy for citizens.

17 States Move to Block EPA Weakening of Fuel-Economy Standards

"States joining California in this suit are part of a broader movement of states, cities, and businesses that are driving down emissions without any help from Washington.”

Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame

“My hope is in the next 24 months, we’re going to eradicate this rural broadband issue,” James Collins, state chief information officer, told Route Fifty.

Oklahoma Aims to Boost Its Economy by Solving Government Problems

The state’s tech team has an ambitious plan to fuel the state’s technology sector; it’s early, but they may be on to something.

CISO-as-a-Service’s Fate Will Be Decided by Michigan’s Localities

The pilot has helped 11 jurisdictions obtain cybersecurity expertise they wouldn’t otherwise have, Washtenaw County’s innovations and process improvement manager explains.

When the FBI Calls to Say Your State Has Been Hacked By Iran

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely shares how his state came to be named in “one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns ever prosecuted.”

How Hackers Could Cause Chaos on America's Roads and Railways

Many state and local government officials are only now waking up to the threat from cyberattackers and realizing they need to beef up their defenses.