NASCIO Stresses Importance of Digital Accessibility Coordinator in State Government
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has released a brief on the importance of a statewide digital accessibility coordinator position. In the primer, NASCIO outlines the roles and responsibilities of such a position, why it’s important, and advice for states that do not currently have such a role.
FCC Chair: ‘Rip and Replace’ Program Faces $3B Shortfall
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made progress in its effort to help “rip and replace” untrusted IT equipment from communications service providers’ networks, but FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said on Thursday that the program is in need of more funding as it faces a shortfall of over $3 billion.
Colorado Taps Denver CIO to Lead Office of Information Technology
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced the appointment of David Edinger as the state Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Information Technology.
State, Local Governments Lack Cybersecurity Funding, Report Finds
A new cybersecurity survey by the Public Technology Institute (PTI) finds that that nearly two-thirds of state and local IT officials believe their budgets are inadequate to support their cybersecurity programs.
California Proposes Regs for Automated Decision-making Technology
In a bid to ensure consumer privacy and data protection, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) has released a draft of proposed regulations to govern automated decision-making technologies (ADMT).
N.J. Unveils new Gen-AI Policy for State Employees
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has unveiled a new policy to promote state employees’ responsible use of generative artificial intelligence (AI).
Rhode Island College Launches Institute for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies
In partnership with state and Federal leaders, Rhode Island College has launched the Institute for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies.
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S.C. Boosts Transparency With Education Funding Dashboard
In a bid to strengthen government transparency and accountability, the South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) has launched a new Education Funding Dashboard. The dashboard enables parents and taxpayers to easily see how each school district spends taxpayer dollars.
FCC Wants to Expand E-Rate Program to Support Wi-Fi Hotspots
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed allowing schools and libraries to apply for funding from the FCC’s E-Rate program for Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless internet access services that can be used off-premises.
FCC Proposes $200M Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Nov. 13 proposed to create a Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program in order to better protect K-12 schools from cyberattacks and threats to their infrastructure.
Detroit Rolls out new Online Property Tax Cut Estimator Tool
The city of Detroit has launched a new online tool for homeowners to estimate their property tax cut under the city’s proposed Land Value Tax Plan (LVTP).
Pittsburgh Transitions Crime Data Reporting Methods
The city of Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Police is modernizing how it records and reports crime data and will switch over to using the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
AI Ripe for Helping Close Digital Divide, Hill Witnesses Say
While the challenges of closing the digital divide are vast and complex, one telecommunications expert told Capitol Hill lawmakers this week that artificial intelligence (AI) can be leveraged to expand broadband services to every corner of the nation.
Delaware CIO Brings Experience from Dupont to State Government
Delaware CIO Greg Lane brought his 30-plus year career at DuPont and its chemical business to Dover when Gov. John Carney appointed him as new state CIO and director of the Department of Technology and Information (DTI) last June.
Pennsylvania Adds Cultural Resources to Digital Library
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has added new online resources to the POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s electronic library. The state said these additions, which join a collection of more than 25 online resources, include a genealogy database and a language learning platform.
West Virginia Takes Tee Times Digital With new Partnership
Golfers interested in teeing off at a West Virginia state golf course can now reserve their time online. The booking upgrade is thanks to a partnership between the state and NBC Sports Next and GolfNow.
N.C. Pushes to Expand Public Safety Broadband Network on State Agency Campuses
The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) First Responder Emerging Technologies (FirstTech) program is asking state government entities to apply for assistance to fund expansion of the Public Safety Broadband Network to serve state agency campuses.
GDIT Awarded $2.5B to Modernize IHS EHR System
The Indian Health Service (IHS) – a Department of Health and Human Services agency – awarded General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) a $2.5 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to modernize its electronic health record (EHR) system, according to a recent release.
New Jersey Modernizes Veteran Services With new Digital Platform
New Jersey has announced the implementation phase of Unite New Jersey Veterans, the state’s digital platform designed to help providers of services to veterans quickly and securely refer military veterans in the state to the resources and services they need.
Los Angeles County Uses Federal Funding for EMS Mobile App
Los Angeles County, Calif., is using a $1 million Federal grant to develop and implement a mobile app aimed at enhancing prehospital trauma care.
North Carolina Expands Environmental Management Digital Hub
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) has added a new application to its AccessDEQ digital hub.