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DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says

by Benjamin Freed

A top federal cybersecurity official said Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security often lacks a clear picture of state and local governments’ network security, even as foreign adversaries increase their attempts to disrupt all levels of the public sector. And while federal agencies are getting better at working with state and local authorities, they face an ongoing challenge of staying ahead of an evolving threat landscape. “We don’t have good…

How NC State is planning for the future of quantum computing

by xpost_bot

To accelerate the development of quantum computing, North Carolina State University and IBM are putting the technology in the hands of the the future workforce of the field — college students. New curriculum and research on quantum computing, enabled by IBM’s first university-based quantum computing hub in North America at NC State, is introducing students to the technology that experts say will shape computing in the coming years. NC State’s Q Hub —…

How Denver integrates automation into HR processes

by StateScoop Staff

The City and County of Denver is on its way to becoming more efficient after streamlining its workflows and its heavily customized HR system. Shortly after going live with the Workday Human Capital Management software, Denver’s employees reduced their time spent verifying HR and compliance issues and could focus more attention on serving their constituents. In a recently published case study from Workday, Karen Niparko, executive director of HR, and Chris Longshore,…

How Louisiana saved $70 million with IT consolidation efforts

by StateScoop Staff

The state of Louisiana recently organized an office consolidation and IT modernization project that has so far achieved $70 million in cost savings. The state brought together all of its IT departments from across 20 executive branches. Under this new structure, it has been able to consolidate legacy systems, work toward IT modernization and cut costs by using a shared services model. A new report published by Splunk shows how…

With open source pivot, government is poised to innovate business practices

by StateScoop Staff

The use of open source technology is not new in state and local government, but the potential to dramatically change the way agencies operate could bring the concept new life. With an ever-increasing demand for better services coming from citizens, state and local government agencies are finding a need to change the way they operate internally in order to move toward creating a more seamless experience of working with technology.…

Missouri creates rural broadband manager role to spearhead connectivity programs

by Jason Shueh

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is searching for a rural broadband manager to increase broadband access through collaboration between the private sector and government. Greitens announced the new position Tuesday that will be supported by the state’s economic development and agriculture departments. The broadband manager’s primary duties will be to support the Office of Rural Broadband’s various broadband expansion initiatives while monitoring and lobbying the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Missouri…

Find path to innovation with open source, cloud

by Eileen Abbott

For some state and local governments, emerging technology brings just as many opportunities as challenges. Citizens continue to demand services on pace with what they can find in the private sector, while governments are struggling to embrace methodologies that will help them meet the opportunity inherent in this emerging tech. All the while, the difficulties of legacy modernization and cybersecurity continue to make it harder for state and local government…

Startup in Residence expands nationally with aspirations of a civic network

by Colin Wood

Organizers are now setting their sights on economies of scale as the program grows.

San Antonio activates community problem solvers with launch of CivTechSA

by Zaid Shoorbajee

The City of San Antonio is launching a program to help connect technology entrepreneurs with government departments in need of technology solutions. CivTechSA, the city announced in a press release Tuesday, is a partnership between San Antonio’s Office of Innovation and Geekdom, a local coworking space and tech startup incubator. The program is designed to let the local government work with civic-minded developers to come up with solutions to the city’s technological challenges, rather than waiting and hoping…

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