The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has published a new report that discusses recent trends and research in the use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) technology aimed at helping states improve disability empowerment efforts, and offers recommendations for state technology organizations pursuing those applications.

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The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced earlier this month it will invest $27 million to enhance data system development and interoperability among California’s five containerized ports – the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, San Diego, and Hueneme.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on July 17 released a supplementary guide to the agency’s existing Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework (IRPF) that aims to help state, local, Tribal and regional planners protect their technology infrastructure.  

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on July 16 announced new disability data standards to support the design and operation of city services, programs and policies for people with disabilities.  

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee on July 15 hosted the inaugural meeting of Rhode Island’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force, which includes members from the state’s public and private sectors.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced that it is rolling out new ways to pay to provide an easier, more convenient, and modernized rider experience in the greater Boston area.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Administrator Carmen Chu have appointed Michael Makstman chief information officer (CIO) of both the city and county of San Francisco, and director of the San Francisco Department of Technology. 

The Wyoming Department of Education is partnering with the University of Wyoming’s (UW) Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program on a new online learning center that aims to bring civics education to K-12 students in the state.


The Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) recently released a new report that offers guidance to AI developers while they create tools that will be leveraged in education.

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