State Park Debuts Virtual Reality Hike

Table Rock State Park in South Carolina now provides a 5-minute virtual hike, offered for free at the park's visitor center to anyone who can't—or doesn't want to—walk the real thing.

Being Ready for Anything

This is part of a series of interviews conducted during the 2019 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ Annual Conference.

States, Election Officials On Guard Over Iranian Cybersecurity Threat

Amid tension between the United States and Iran, state and local government officials are taking precautions to protect themselves from cyber warfare.

How Slowing Down Helps the Washington State CIO Move Faster

This is part of a series of interviews conducted during the 2019 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ Annual Conference.

Can the Digital Divide Finally be Bridged?

COMMENTARY | Local leaders are identifying creative solutions and partnerships to provide more equitable broadband access.

President Trump Signs Law to Curb Unwanted Robocalls

The law supports several federal agencies in more aggressively combating the annoying, automatic calls.

The Passionate Pursuit of Innovation in Colorado

This is part of a series of interviews conducted during the 2019 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ Annual Conference.

How California’s Consumer Privacy Act Will Become the Digital Law of the Land

Under the law, the onus is on consumers to request that companies disclose or delete their personal data. But more states and the federal government could still jump into the privacy debate.

A State's Sassy Approach to the Social Media Game

With a "your mom" joke and a lot of state-specific content, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's digital team tackles Twitter in a whole new way (while also getting serious when the news is serious).

Local Election Officials Can Get Free Election Auditing Software from the Feds

The open-source software is already being piloted in at least six states and officials say it can help authenticate results in 2020.

Poll: Americans Distrust Government Collection of Data

Americans are more likely to view the collection of their data by the government as a risk than a benefit.

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Biggest Impact on White-Collar Jobs

New research suggests that white collar jobs are more likely to feel the impacts of artificial intelligence in the workplace than blue-collar positions.

Developing Dual Use Assets for Cybersecurity

Arkansas' chief information officer has a plan for addressing resource shortages in cybersecurity.

After Action Report: How Texas Responded to a Coordinated Cyber Attack

Texas chief information officer Todd Kimbriel describes how the state initiated its cyber incident response plan in the wake of a coordinated cyber ransomware attack on local governments.

Building the State Tech Workforce for Today and Tomorrow

Tennessee deputy chief information officer discusses how the state is working to attract and retain a skilled technology workforce.

Cities and States Take Up the Battle for an Open Internet

More than 100 mayors have pledged not to sign contracts with internet service providers that violate net neutrality.

Where Tech Companies Spent Millions in Municipal Elections—and Lost

Amazon contributed more than a million dollars to a pro-business PAC in Seattle city council races. But that wasn’t the biggest tech spend in local elections.

What’s Missing From Apple’s $2.5 Billion Housing Plan

Apple is the latest tech giant to commit funds to California’s housing crisis. But experts say the largest barrier to housing is not money; it's political will.

Federal Lawmakers Push '.Gov' Web Addresses For Local Governments

A new U.S. Senate bill comes amid concerns that online criminals can “spoof” the public with fake government websites.

A Plan to Engage Hackers in Election Security

The Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center wants to create a coordinated vulnerability disclosure program that could alert vendors about security flaws in their voting systems.