In his first month on the job, New York City Mayor Eric Adams is already making a push to improve government efficiency by signing an executive order (EO) to consolidate all city technology agencies under a single authority, the Office of Technology and Innovation.






ransomware

While 2021 certainly had some attention-getting ransomware attacks, a new report from anti-virus software company Emsisoft found that ransomware attacks dropped in 2021 for both state and local governments (SLGs) and educational organizations.






As part of the state’s ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Vermont residents can now pilot a new online system for ordering and delivering rapid COVID-19 tests.






During the pandemic, state and local government agencies accelerated the shift to digital services to keep vital programs and services running. However, according to Adam Thornton, the general manager for NIC Pennsylvania, there is now a new wave of the digital transformation movement.






cybersecurity

The Department of Defense (DoD) has launched the DoD University Consortium for Cybersecurity (UC2) to better facilitate communication between the Secretary of Defense and academia, and fulfilling a requirement from the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, DoD announced Jan. 10.






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