State and Local


Federal 100 winner: David Hollis

Hollis oversaw a pioneering acquisition process that made encryption tools for mobile devices available easily, quickly and at volume discounts for federal, state and local agencies.

Federal 100 winner: Luke McCormack

As chief information officer, McCormack directed a comprehensive IT modernization strategy for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and partnered with other Homeland Security Department components and state and local law enforcement to develop the Law Enforcement Information-Sharing Program ahead of schedule.

Federal 100 winner: Col. Debra Rose

Rose oversaw the creation of a secure wireless network that the South Carolina National Guard can use during emergencies.

Agencies establish stimulus-focused sites

While the Obama administration and Congress have started tackling economic issues, agency Web teams have been setting up sites that help carry out the goals of the stimulus work.

Local police want better sharing of intelligence

Law enforcement officials and civil liberties advocates today asked for improved sharing of terrorism-related information.

Lawmakers want more interoperability in emergency comms

House subcommittee leaders say more is needed to make emergency communications devices interoperable; they and other officials say FEMA should stay in DHS.

GAO: Fake IDs yield passports

GAO investigators had no problems getting genuine United States passports by using false documents.

FCW Analysis: Kundra's job is now in question

The arrest of a former employees raises questions about Kundra's ability to take the federal CIO role.

Also in the news: Kundra takes leave of absence

Vivek Kundra takes leave of absence after the arrest of a former employee by the FBI.

Issa wants subcontract data on Recovery.gov

GOP Rep. Darrell Issa considers the lack of subcontractor data to be a weak spot in Recovery.gov.

GAO will review state plans for stimulus cash

Federal auditors will check how state governments plan to spend their money from the new economic stimulus law, an official said.