Following a successful ransomware attack against the city earlier this year, Baltimore, Md. has purchased $20 million in cybersecurity insurance.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released its annual “State of the CIO Survey” today and found that state CIOs are increasingly focused on managing customer relationships.






The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), the Center for Digital Government (CDG), and IBM released a study today on artificial intelligence (AI) trends among state IT executives.






The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced today its new executive leadership. J. Eric Boyette, CIO for the State of North Carolina, will replace Delaware CIO James Collins as NASCIO’s president. The organization’s Executive Committee also added two new directors, Stephanie Dedmon, CIO for the State of Tennessee, and Greg Zickau, CIO for the State of Idaho.






While nearly all state and local government (SLG) CIOs and IT managers recognize that cloud services will have a big impact on their ability to improve citizen services and provide public safety services over the next five years, many of them are still moving cautiously on cloud service implementations.






The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) protects, promotes, and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. Teams identify health risks, prevent the spread of disease, and inform the public on health issues.






More than 20 telecommunications and utility industry groups, as well as state and local government organizations, banded together to urge congressional leaders to continue funding broadband deployment in rural America in FY2020.






NetChoice, a business trade group focused on promoting free speech and free enterprise on the internet, launched a public campaign on Oct. 7 to defend law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology, and is taking aim at anti-facial recognition effort in Massachusetts.






The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) remains highly confident in the agency’s efforts to defend against nation-state cyber threats including those targeting U.S. elections and supply chains, a senior CISA official said today.






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