Entries by Julie Ellis

Watch on Washington – August 19, 2020

NASCIO Endorses $28 Billion Legislation to Address SLTT IT and Cybersecurity Issues The bicameral and bipartisan, State and Local IT Modernization and Cybersecurity Act was introduced on August 14. The legislation seeks to provide state and local governments with dedicated grant funding in order to directly respond to IT issues relating to COVID-19, modernize legacy […]

Watch on Washington – April 1, 2020

Congress Passes $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into law a $2 trillion emergency bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The $2 trillion package is equal to almost half of the annual federal spending in a year and is the largest relief package Congress […]

Watch on Washington – February 19, 2020

NASCIO Endorses State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act On February 10, U.S. Representatives Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and John Katko (R-NY), the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation Subcommittee, along with 12 other members, introduced H.R. 5823, the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act. H.R. 5823 […]

Watch on Washington – February 5, 2020

Bipartisan Legislation Establishing State Cyber Coordinator Introduced in Senate On January 22, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act. The legislation would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator position in every state. Each state would […]