State and Local

How one state’s phishing training evolves with threats

Indiana regularly tests employees on various platforms and attachment formats, including prompts related to headline news and retests of scams those that have proved difficult for workers to catch.

Twitter turbulence under Elon Musk poses headache for governments

States and localities have come to depend on the social media platform to get information out in emergencies and other situations. But a surge in imposter accounts has some worried.

State and local agencies buying banned Chinese equipment, report finds

Chinese-made smartphones, surveillance cameras, temperature scanners, handheld radios and networking equipment have been deployed in government offices, transit systems, schools, hospitals and prisons.

Cyber mandates too costly for water utilities, experts say

A House hearing saw expert testimony emphasizing the need for steady funding to cybersecurity programs in water utility providers––especially in rural regions. 

White House looks to government and community data collaboration to promote equity

The administration wants to hear how best to encourage collaborations that facilitate producing, accessing and using equitable data.

A step closer to seamless transit

Interoperability of platforms that promote data sharing and collaboration across stakeholders will be critical to improved agency services and better the passenger experience. 

As remote work persists, cities struggle to adapt

The shift to remote work will prompt cities to focus on broadband access and remote shared workspaces, as they contend for workers who can live anywhere.

Cities that hyped crypto are now contending with the crash

This month's cryptocurrency market meltdown is raising new questions about how far local governments and public officials should go getting involved with the virtual asset.

State and local governments turn to normalizing the ‘new normal’ workplace

With lessons from the rapid shift to telework, officials are rejiggering plans for hybrid environments and keeping nimble, problem-solving mentalities.

New online hub to help cities apply for federal infrastructure funding

The $50 million initiative will provide advice and resources to municipalities, especially small towns, through public sector groups and nonprofits, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

How a Virginia county wooed Amazon and Boeing

It takes more than tax breaks to get large tech companies to come to a locality.

Legislation promoting cyber collaboration between DHS and states awaits Biden signature

The legislation would improve information sharing between federal cybersecurity authorities and state and local governments.

Code for America unveils first states in Safety Net Innovation Lab cohort

The nonprofit’s lab aims to help states build digital tools and services to connect people with health, food assistance and other benefits programs. 

New cybersecurity bill authorizes DHS to ramp up incident response efforts nationwide

The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act gives the Department of Homeland Security a range of opportunities to bolster cybersecurity preparedness at the state and local level, including and technical assistance services.

Can CDM work for state, local governments?

Proposed legislation would extend the federal Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program to state and local governments to help them strengthen their cybersecurity.

NJ mulls cyber incident reporting

A state Senate bill would require public agencies and government contractors to report cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours.