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Cyber Security Act's failure leaves infrastructure vulnerable
Governing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dan Lohrmann has been in the information security business for the bulk of the past decade, and he's scratching his head over the continued inability of Congress to enact nationwide cybersecurity protections. "Honestly, it's disconcerting that the bad guys are ahead of the good guys," says Lohrmann, who became one of the nation's first state chief information security officers in 2002, when he was tapped for that job in Michigan. More

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PRIMA Institute is a great learning experience for relatively new risk managers and a fantastic opportunity for experienced managers who want to retool their skills and gain insight into current management techniques. Through a small classroom environment, personal interaction and case studies, attendees will gain insight and unique perspectives on topics such as future trends in public-private risk partnerships, policy making strategies, social media, empowering your risk management team and more. Click here to register today.

Aetna sues Jacksonville, Fla., says city's health insurance provider improperly picked
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Aetna Life Insurance Co. is suing Jacksonville, Fla., over the city's decision to have Florida Blue provide its health insurance, a job Aetna had been doing since 1999. In its lawsuit Aetna says that notices for meetings to pick an insurance firm were not posted in accordance with state open-meeting laws, and that the city did not follow its own procurement procedures in making the selection. More

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City employees sign up in droves for wellness program, except cops
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More than 38,000 Chicago government workers and their spouses have signed up for a new program designed to improve their health and save the city millions of dollars in health care costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration announced recently. More

More than 740,000 residences at high risk for wildfire damage
Property Casualty 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than 740,000 residences in the western U.S., with estimated value of more than $136 billion, are at "high" or "very high" risk of sustaining damage from a wildfire, with 168,000 of the "very high" risk residents valued at more than $32 billion, according to a new report by CoreLogic. More

Instructor Driving Safety Technology Workshop

All new vehicles including light trucks are mandated to have ESC in 2012. Find out why your agency should stay current with this safety technology. MORE

State of Iowa sees health insurance savings using competitive bids
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The state of Iowa is in line to save about $22.4 million in health insurance costs during 2013, thanks to a competitive bid process that dropped premium rates by 6.5 percent and resulted in a decline in the number of state employees covered by the various group plans, officials said recently. More

Muni credit: State-local government in best of times for finance
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The longest-maturity U.S. municipal debt is rallying the most since 2009, giving local governments the chance to lock in borrowing costs for decades at the lowest interest rates in a generation. In a boon to localities still rebounding from the recession that ended three years ago, investors looking for extra yield are adding the most money to longer-dated muni mutual funds since 2009. More

City of Tacoma, Wash., to use reserves to help plug budget hole
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The City of Tacoma, Wash., will seek to close a lingering $12 million budget gap this year mostly by tapping reserves set aside for liability claims and internal technology services, city officials said recently. More

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