Over the last few months, there has been a significant leadership shakeup in state and local governments across the country.

California legislators on Sept. 12 passed a bill that would ban facial recognition technologies in state and local law enforcement body cameras for three years.






The National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) announced its new leadership team for 2020 on Aug. 22, immediately following its Annual Conference and Technology Showcase.






Under a new agreement with state attorneys general, the nation’s largest wireless service providers cell carriers will soon deploy technologies to block and label robocalls for consumers. Josh Stein, attorney general of the State of North Carolina, announced the agreement today.






The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) announced the appointment of new NASS committee co-chairs Aug. 6.






The National Governors Association (NGA) published a report examining state cyber disruption response plans, and providing recommendations for state officials who want to create or review their own response plans.






The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has partnered with Sandy Hook Promise to deliver an application system in which middle and high school students can anonymously report safety threats.






The Association for Computing Machinery asked the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to adopt policy that disallows internet connections to voting equipment.






Alongside state governments across the United States, Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is an IT service broker for a series of state agencies, helping to achieve economies of scale. Over the past five years, the team led by Renee Evans, enterprise service management program administrator for Ohio DAS Office of Information Technology (OIT), has modernized its systems to track costs and IT service consumption, invoice for service usage, and has given service owners and end users significantly improved visibility into IT usage trends.






Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on March 29 more than $4.9 million in grants to extend broadband services to areas that are currently unserved by any broadband provider. As a result of these grants, roughly 15,000 households and 300 business will gain access to broadband services.






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