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VA Dems Demand Answers on Electronic Health Records Delay
VA Dems Demand Answers on Electronic Health Records Delay
May 5, 2018
A $16 billion contract to modernize health records has been in limbo during turmoil at the agency.
Author: Joseph Marks
Will GDPR Rules Impact States and Localities?
Will GDPR Rules Impact States and Localities?
May 5, 2018

Government Technology: When the May 25 enforcement deadline for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rolls around, U.S. companies, organizations and institutions that target their products and services to people living in Europe will be on the hook to comply or potentially face steep fines.

GDPR is a set of strict rules that give European Union (EU) citizens control over their personally identifiable information (PII).

The rules have instilled fear in a number of these entities, which may face fines of up to 4 percent of their annual global revenue or 20 million euros, whichever is greater, should they fail GDPR compliance. But what about state and local governments?

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
Atlanta mayor says ransomware attack exposed a blind spot for the community
Atlanta mayor says ransomware attack exposed a blind spot for the community
May 11, 2018

StateScoop: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she didn't give much thought to cybersecurity before her city's government suffered a wide-ranging ransomware attack, in part because it's not a topic that comes up often with constituents.

"Over the course of our campaign, we had had at least 100 forums, and we had talked about every single thing I thought there was to talk about, and cybersecurity was not a topic of conversation," Bottoms said Wednesday during a session on resiliency at the Smart Cities New York conference. "While it should be top of mind for us as elected officials, it’s not something people see and our communities are discussing."

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
Preparing Governors for the Next Tech Disruption
Preparing Governors for the Next Tech Disruption
May 11, 2018

Route Fifty: Tim Blute, director of the National Governors Association’s new “NGA Future” initiative, has a difficult mission ahead of him: preparing governors and their staff for the next wave of technological innovation—and the policy and economic implications that come with it.

There are real-world impacts if elected leadership fails to grasp the implications of new technologies. U.S. Senators are pummeled in the press regularly for a perceived lack of practical understanding of technology issues.

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
Illinois Creates Strategy Office to Guide Ongoing Tech Modernization
Illinois Creates Strategy Office to Guide Ongoing Tech Modernization
May 25, 2018

Government Technology: The state of Illinois’ ongoing information technology (IT) transformation has a new strategy leader, in a former state chief information officer with a reputation for strengthening cybersecurity and saving millions through agreement renegotiation.

The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) introduced new Chief Strategy Officer Shanna Rahming, leader of the state’s new Office of Strategy and Planning, on May 22 at a quarterly Town Hall meeting for employees. Rahming, who stepped down in Nevada on March 3, is in her second week at DoIT.

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
Closing the
Closing the 'Digital Divide' Means Sizing It up First
May 25, 2018

Route Fifty: The Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would create a national standard for assessing whether rural mobile broadband services are “reasonably comparable” to those in urban areas.

Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, was the lone no vote on the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018, which would require new Federal Communications Commission regulations 180 days after being signed into law.

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
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