The city of Seattle, Wash., has named Rob Lloyd as its new interim chief technology officer (CTO) and director of the Information Technology Department (IT) after a national search.


The Labor Department (DoL) went public with its latest plans to modernize unemployment insurance (UI) programs that it operates with state government partners, and requested that Congress do its part by funding the plan.

A group of 21 tax officials from 18 states is urging the Department of Treasury (DOT) to disband the IRS’ new Direct File pilot program, citing potential tax filing problems they said could arise from confusion on the part of taxpayers.


Senate Finance Committee leadership released a bipartisan framework of legislation on Feb. 8 that would make key improvements to the nation’s unemployment insurance (UI) system, including the implementation of new technology.

The City of New York is launching a new Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) that will enable the public to chime in on possible vulnerabilities in city-owned websites and systems.

The Biden-Harris administration, through the Department of Commerce’s (DoC) Economic Development Administration (EDA), today announced the designation of 31 technology hubs across the country as part of the first phase of the new Tech Hubs program.

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As many government services shift online, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is looking to improve web and mobile applications access for people with disabilities – particularly at the state and local government level – in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Modernizing state and local government (SLG) systems has become critical to delivering a better quality of service to constituents. Many IT leaders and decision-makers agree that modernization efforts have changed citizen experiences for the better – including improving customer service and support, increasing awareness of available services and availability of digital services, and improving website usability and navigation.

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