Pandemic was 'stress test' for data office, says Kansas City official
Kate Bender, Kansas City, Missouri’s deputy performance officer, said the pandemic last year confirmed the power of data in improving governance.
SolarWinds hires Chris Krebs, Alex Stamos to boost security in wake of suspected Russian hack
Both men have experience responding to advanced Russian hacking activity.
With new support, Brown Girls Code plans expansion to additional cities
The nonprofit will receive additional support this year from the consulting group Ignite Cities, furthering its mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in the technology sector.
San Antonio's civic tech residency program announces new challenges
San Antonio's CivTechSA will host two pitch competitions for K-12 students and college students this year to expand the city's technology workforce.
Illinois to launch volunteer program for digital literacy training
Illinois will select a cohort of digital navigators in the new year to offer digital literacy and skills training in low-income and rural communities.
Federal Data Strategy Year 2 action plan will continue ‘foundational’ actions
Data governance, infrastructure and the workforce remain areas in need of improvement, said the chair of the federal CDO Council.
Cybersecurity research group wants to certify 'smart city' devices
The National Cybersecurity Center wants to help officials understand the vulnerabilities of the internet-connected devices that power smart-city programs.
Matt Masterson, CISA’s top election security official, to step down
He led a team that reassured the public that the 2020 election was secure, despite President Donald Trump’s baseless assertions to the contrary.
Vaccine distribution will hinge on technology and trust, NGA says
Statewide vaccine distribution plans will hinge on states' IT and data systems and whether residents trust their officials, according to a new report from the National Governors Association.
State CIOs' 2021 priorities reflect needs of the pandemic
Cybersecurity leads for the eighth consecutive year, while digital government, broadband and workforce issues also ranked highly as the health crisis continues.