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April 28, 2016

States Bolster Cybersecurity Practices To Thwart Crime

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states will participate in a policy academy on developing and implementing comprehensive cybersecurity strategies.


April 27, 2016

NGA, NCJA Launch State Criminal Justice Reform Initiative

The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Criminal Justice Association, through its Center for Justice Planning (NCJA), today announced a joint initiative to support system-wide criminal justice reform in up to five states.


April 20, 2016

Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council Announces New Leadership

The National Governors Association today announced new executive leadership for the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) for 2016-2017.


April 13, 2016

State Groups Urge Senate Support of FAA Amendment

Five national organizations representing state and local officials urge all Senators to support a bipartisan amendment, which will strike language that pre-empts state and local authorities to regulate the safety of the national airspace system as established by law and precedent regarding both manned and unmanned aerial system operations.


April 13, 2016

States Make Progress On Radioactive Waste Cleanup Efforts

NGA’s new report Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2015 Update for Governors takes a look at the important role governors play in overseeing the nuclear cleanup effort by ensuring the DOE, their partner in the effort, adopts responsible disposal decisions that are coordinated with states.


April 12, 2016

Governors Use Data To Drive Effective Decision Making

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that six states will participate in a learning lab on improving the use of data in policymaking.


April 07, 2016

States Enhance First Responders’ Emergency Communication

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states will participate in a policy academy on emergency communications interoperability, which helps emergency responders respond in real time.


March 31, 2016

States Convene To Prevent Zika Virus Spread

Governors and states across the nation are working to combat the Zika virus and control its spread in the United States.


March 30, 2016

NGA Urges FCC To Reject Proposal That Weakens States’ Authority

NGA released a statement urging the FCC to reject a proposal that would preempt states’ authority to designate eligible telecommunications carriers under the Lifeline program.


March 28, 2016

Governing: New Head of Governors Group Talks Future of States

NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison sat down with Governing’s Louis Jacobson to talk about his new vision for the association and the role NGA has played historically.