State and Local

Critical infrastructure designation for voting goes too far, says state official

Louisiana's secretary of state says possible DHS protection of state election systems, even in the wake of hacks, would be "overreach" by the federal government.

Jaime Gracia

Technology offers no silver bullet

Technology implemented without rethinking processes won't solve much, writes consultant Jaime Gracia.

Chopra to run for lieutenant governor

Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra plans a bid for political office.

Can the government outsource solutions to its problems?

Technology is enabling a new kind of collaboration, and now the government is looking to institutionalize the approach to solve serious problems. launches developer community is the latest in a growing list of communities designed to make practical use of the government's datasets.

Billions in FEMA grants still unspent

Congressional hearing probes the reasons why state and local governments aren't spending the federal money they've been given.

Workforce is the key to tight security on a tight budget

A discussion at the RSA conference identified the elements of successful security.

Fraud-fighting project to get upgrades

New effort aims to stop fraudsters from scamming the government.

DHS guidance to state and local fusion centers going unused

Like the case of the dog that ate the homework, guidance sent to dozens of state and local fusion and emergency op centers has gone unusued and, in some cases, disappeared, audit finds.

iPads let Oregon voters skip trip to the polls

Oregon voters can use iPads -- but not other kinds of tablet PCs -- to mark their ballots.

When roadwork can do no more good, telework can be a solution

Virginia commuters could soon see less-congested roads thanks to the commonwealth’s efforts in pushing telework, according to a state official.

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