Six states–Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Virginia–are participating in a learning lab on improving the use of data to drive efficient decision-making in policymaking, the National Governors Association announced.

The future of scientific and technological innovation is in the hands of today’s students, President Obama said in his speech at the White House Science Fair on Wednesday. “Some of the best moments I’ve had as president have been with science and at the science fair,” he said. “There’s nothing that makes me more hopeful […]

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers issued a “planning guide” to help states deal with a cyber disruption. Cyber disruption response planning is essential, the report said: “Ignore at your own peril.”






Cyber criminal attack groups have increased their skills, staff, and resources in the past year, making their capabilities close to those of nation-state attackers, according to a Symantec cybersecurity report. Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), released Tuesday, provides an overview and analysis of the past year in global threat activity, including emerging trends […]

Government officials and industry leaders will try to get to the bottom of why interoperability has been so difficult to achieve, they said at the second meeting of the Joint Health IT Policy and Standards Committee Meeting Interoperability Experience Task Force. At the March 23 meeting, Anjum Khurshid, co-chair of the Interoperability Experience Task Force (IX TF), […]

In the wake of a rash of fatal shootings of unarmed black youths by police officers, a 50-state, nonprofit cooperative purchasing group known as NASPO ValuePoint is about to issue an RFP for public safety video equipment that will include body-worn cameras for police officers for the first time. “We do believe we get better value through the NASPO value contracts by utilizing multiple-states buying power,” said Christopher Hughes, assistant director of the Utah Division of Purchasing.






IT workers are among the unsung heroes of the transportation industry, and cybersecurity is a growing issue, according to participants in a panel on women in transportation leadership, hosted by Transurban.






The Federal government is looking for ways to put the hammer down on health care data blockers and data hackers. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, told committee members at a March 22 congressional hearing that she has called for funding to “put some teeth around” going after data blockers. Until now, the Federal government […]

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