DMV customers will soon be able to register to vote electronically

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Department of Elections customers will be able to apply electronically to register to vote at DMV’s 74 customer service centers and five mobile offices throughout the Commonwealth. Virginians have been able to apply to register to vote at DMV since […]

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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26 billion – video

Monday, June 13, 2016

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26 billion - video

Have a LinkedIn account? Have LinkedIn stock? Microsoft today announced that it will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will remain. Chairman of the board, Reid Hoffman, co-founder and […]

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Gov. McAuliffe’s budget includes increased funding for education, raises for state employees

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe's budget includes increased funding for education, raises for state employees

Despite federal sequestration Governor Terry McAuliffe Virginia faced a $2.4 billion dollar state budget shortfall. These cuts disrupted strategic planning and severely harm the state’s economy. “Now, the economic landscape has changed for the better, Congress is getting its act together, and we have a genuine opportunity to take the next step forward,” he said. He […]

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Virginia voters can now apply for an absentee ballot online

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

RICHMOND — At 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) launched its new Citizen Portal, which will allow Virginia voters to apply for an absentee ballot online.  The secure online system will take voters through the application process step-by-step and allow users to sign the application using their Virginia […]

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VHHA creates statistical healthcare dashboard that overlays legislative districts

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

VHHA creates statistical healthcare dashboard that overlays legislative districts

Just take the “Community Health Legislative Dashboard” link and select Senate district or House district. From the dropdown list of legislators pick your Senate or House representative or compare with other districts. RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s research team has created a public “dashboard” that geographically collates Virginia health and demographic data. […]

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U.S. Senator Mark Warner says OPM director should step down over security failures

Thursday, July 9, 2015

U.S. Senator Mark Warner says OPM director should step down over security failures

UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, responded to the news that Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta has resigned. “This is the right move for the agency and all those affected by the breach. The focus now needs to be on fixing the problem and […]

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AG Herring joins in letter to Congress cautioning against federal preemption of state data breach

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AG Herring joins in letter to Congress cautioning against federal preemption of state data breach

RICHMOND (July 7, 2015) -Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a bipartisan effort to ensure that Virginia consumers and their personal information are afforded the most protection possible in any future federal legislation dealing with data breach notification or data security. In a letter to Congressional leadership, Herring and 46 other attorneys general caution […]

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U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine on government security clearance processing shutdown

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today pressed Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta for more details on how the agency plans to address the government security clearance processing backlog after OPM identified a vulnerability in the web-based platform […]

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Department of Forensic Science achieves 10,000th DNA data bank hit

Monday, April 13, 2015

Department of Forensic Science achieves 10,000th DNA data bank hit

In 1989 Virginia established one of the first DNA Data Banks in the United States. Today the DNA data bank contains approximately 431,000 samples, and hits occur on a daily basis. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Forensic Science achieved its 10,000th data bank hit last month, the latest milestone in Virginia’s […]

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Scam emails show as coming from the Office of Attorney General Mark Herring

Monday, March 9, 2015

Emails from scamers are demanding payment to resolve purported debt or outstanding warrants. The emails show as coming from the office of Attorney General Mark Herring RICHMOND (March 9, 2015) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring today warned Virginians to be vigilant for a major, ongoing “phishing” scam involving emails, phone calls, and social media […]

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iRoanoke app for smartphones lets citizens report issues in realtime

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Reporting a pothole, flooded road, downed tree, or scores of other issues has just gotten easier in Roanoke. Starting today, the city is taking citizen engagement to the next level with the new iROANOKE app. iROANOKE allows citizens to report new issues using their smartphone’s GPS and camera capabilities, review existing requests, send updates, and […]

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AG Mark Herring to modernize office and bring transparency

Thursday, June 19, 2014

AG Mark Herring to modernize office and bring transparency

As Virginia’s Attorney General lamented last week at a luncheon in Roanoke that when he arrived at the AGO it was unorganized and lacked the technology he was accustomed to in the private sector. Herring on June 10 said he was surprised at the disorganization and outdated operation of the Attorney General Office. “I was […]

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