State and Local


Real ID: States chase moving target

In the face of shifting deadlines and requirements, states are struggling to comply with the Real ID Act for making driver's licenses more secure.

Four years, many changes

Provisions of the Real ID Act have been a moving target.

Rep. Towns: States need help managing stimulus money

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said states need guidance on how to oversee stimulus law spending.

Virtualization: A desktop savings plan

Desktop virtualization aims to lower the costs and increase the security of desktop computers, but agencies must determine which approach — or combination of methods — best suits their needs.

NASCIO joins open government effort

The state CIO organization will work with federal agencies to promote the development of data standards for state governments.

Delays in a $2B Northrop contract have the Virginia Senate calling for a review

The huge outsourcing contract is missing its deadlines to transform Virginia's information technology infrastructure.

New bill seeks to replace Real ID with PASS ID

Legislation that proponents say could revitalize the moribund Real ID program would do so by removing expensive and controversial information technology requirements from current law. However, critics said the new bill would not really solve the problems they see with the program.

DHS funds IT-related projects

Some of the $1.8 billion in DHS grants will go to state and local governments' technology projects.

Industry outscores government for Web site quality

Federal sites, on average, scored lower than those of state governments and industry on a 100-point scale devised by a Brookings Institution researcher.

Sensitive information protection remains tough

The government is exploring policy and technology solutions to improve the way it shares sensitive but unclassified terrorism-related information with state, local and industry officials.

Virginia CIO ousted in contract dispute

The CIO of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency has been removed from his post in an apparent dispute with the newly installed Virginia Secretary of Technology.

Utah goes Web 2.0

Utah has redesigned the official state Web site to include Web 2.0 tools and a section with government transparency features.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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