State and Local


Is it time for a national data breach notification law?

Lawmakers are again considering legislation that would create federal requirements for notifying people when their personal data is compromised.

10 ways a Facebook page can help local governments

The Web site InsideFacebook.com details 10 ways a Facebook presence can help local government leaders looking to truly understand the needs of the people they were elected or hired to serve.

Two cases for the cloud

The Defense Department chose a private cloud, and Arlington County, Va., turned to a public offering to address their information technology needs.

Disease surveillance through a murky crystal ball

Critics say too many systems are collecting data on disease outbreaks with little coordination among them.

Bill to expand geospatial imagery passes House

The House voted to provide $10 million per year through 2019 for a grant program to expand access to geospatial imagery.

Obama nominates Wagner as DHS intell chief

President Barack Obama today nominated Caryn Wagner to lead the Homeland Security Department's office that uses information technology to share information with non-federal officials.

NIH funds a Facebook for scientists

The National Institutes of Health funded a $12.2 million "Facebook for Scientists" project to set up a network for researchers.

Wireless medical records system comes to Indianapolis

Emergency medical workers in Indianapolis and its suburbs now have access to electronic health records.

3 governing challenges, 3 Web solutions

Agencies use Web 2.0 tools, such as blogs and wikis, in a technique named crowdsourcing to get public input on policy issues.

Indiana fires IBM from $1.3 billion welfare contract

Indiana fires IBM as the prime contractor on a $1.34 billion contract to overhaul the state's welfare system.

Finding common cause

The global terrorist threat, brought to U.S. soil on 9/11, has not gone away. And it now includes the ever looming war in cyberspace.

First wave from states will test Recovery.gov's stimulus reporting mettle

The redesigned site's workload is set to increase.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!