D.C. police chief confirms personnel files stolen in ransomware attack
The group responsible, Babuk, said it's shutting down, though many ransomware actors simply regroup under different names.
States can play greater role in shaping grid cybersecurity, NGA says
Many states have created dedicated task forces and other bodies focused on protecting power utilities from cyberattacks, a new NGA report shows.
NGA picks four states for latest cyber policy academy
Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington will work with the National Governors Association to develop policies that may one day be shared with other states.
Washington CIO says many probably won't return to office
During a CISA online summit, Washington state CIO Jim Weaver said 98% of his employees "love remote work or are fine with it."
States are warming up to new technologies during pandemic, CIOs say
As state agencies face urgent needs during their responses to COVID-19, IT leaders see an opportunity to evangelize for their trade.
D.C. CTO Archana Vemulapalli announces resignation
Washington, D.C., Chief Technology Officer Archana Vemulapalli is resigning, her office’s Twitter account announced Tuesday. Appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser in January, 2016, Vemulapalli is credited with having led a wide array of technology projects in the District, including improving the local government’s cybersecurity posture, drafting and advocating for equitable and effective smart cities policy, and serving as a vocal leader in the national discussion around diversity and inclusion in…
Startup in Residence expands nationally with aspirations of a civic network
Organizers are now setting their sights on economies of scale as the program grows.
Government's digital transformation should be a constant and sustained process, says Washington D.C. CTO
The way government thinks about digital transformation needs to change, said Washington D.C. Chief Technology Officer Archana Vemulapalli. “The whole modernization concept has to change,” she said in a panel discussion Thursday at the Digital Transformation Summit, presented by Dell EMC and produced by FedScoop. “We always think about modernization as a separate one-off effort, but it’s a very core part of delivering service.” Government should take a page from other government agencies, Vemulapalli…