Author Archive

Elaine S. Povich

Cybersecurity

Wanted: Poll Workers Able to Brave the Pandemic

Election officials in many states are anticipating severe shortages of people to run the polls on Nov. 3.

CIO Briefing

Coronavirus Fraudsters Keep Prosecutors Busy

State AGs track millions in false loan and unemployment claims.

Emerging Tech

Got an Electric Car? Great! Where Do You Plug It In?

Depending on the state, access to public charging stations can be adequate — or nearly nonexistent.

Policy

Congress Approves Bill to Crack Down on Scam Robocalls

“There are no blue robocalls; there are no red robocalls — only despised robocalls.”

Policy

Tech Giants Fight Digital Right-to-Repair Bills

Twenty states considered bills to allow independent repair shops and tinkerers to fix broken smartphones, laptops and other equipment.

Cybersecurity

House technology subcommittee clears cybersecurity bill

Bill was drafted to meet a need for more coordinated oversight.

News

Officials say voting system will be stressed in November

Election administrators from battleground states say they will use paper ballots if voting machines fail or lines for the machines become too long.