Tech & Data

What One City Hopes to Learn by Pausing Use of Facial Recognition Technology

A ban in Baltimore would restrict the city from purchasing facial recognition technology and temporarily restrict use by city agencies, residents and businesses (but not the police).

Tech & Data

Government Employees' Online Personal Information Presents Unmitigated Risk

COMMENTARY | Plus, local government workers are constantly facilitating ransomware attacks by clicking on malicious links or attachments within emails.

Health & Human Services

Two States Now Offer Free In-home Nurse Visits for New Parents

The visits, offered in Oregon and now New Jersey, include a health and wellness check for both the baby and the parents, an effort to improve maternal mortality rates and boost family well-being.

Sponsor Content

A Guide to Modern IT Operations: Four Keys to Success

CIO and IT executives are quickly coming to realize that most legacy tools and processes are inefficient and are not aligned with current digital transformation efforts.

Infrastructure

Reversing Transit's Ridership Decline Could Advance Equity and Sustainability

COMMENTARY | Communities where transit use is growing prioritize accessibility and concentrate land-use development around transit service.

Infrastructure

How the Infrastructure Proposal Would Fund Roads, Bridges and Public Transit

The proposal puts $150 billion in new funding toward surface transportation and transit, but won’t close the backlog in maintenance and capital costs.

Health & Human Services

Farmers Markets are Growing Their Role as Essential Sources of Healthy Food For Rich and Poor

COMMENTARY | Many farmers markets enjoyed their strongest-ever sales in 2020.

Health & Human Services

Covid-19 Delta Variant FAQs for Government Leaders

Answers for state and local officials, including should residents keep wearing a mask if they are vaccinated to why are vaccinated people still contracting the virus.

Health & Human Services

Amid State Hospital Closures, a Federal Funding Plan to Shore Up Mental Health Staffing

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposed a $485 million spending package to increase high turnover and vacancies at state-run behavioral hospitals, which have struggled during the pandemic.

Tech & Data

Algorithm Could Improve How Self-Driving Cars Take on Narrow Streets

Researchers have created a new algorithm that could help self-driving cars get around on narrow, crowded streets.

Management

Why Managers Fear a Remote-Work Future

COMMENTARY | Like it or not, the way we work has already evolved.

Tech & Data

'This Is 21st Century Infrastructure'

The pandemic highlighted gaps with internet service. But governments are pursuing innovative solutions—and there’s new federal money available for upgrading networks.

Sponsor Content

Managing the Complexities of Multi-Cloud Environments

Managing the complexities of a multi-cloud environment can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are tools and experts available to provide critical tools in the form of solutions and insights.

Health & Human Services

The Fittest Cities in the U.S.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s fitness index ranks the nation’s largest cities based on how well they can support healthy living for their residents.

Management

Federal Relief Funds Can Ensure Equitable Recovery for Small Businesses

Government officials can leverage federal dollars to help locally owned companies that were impacted by the pandemic, including those owned by women and minorities, a panel said Thursday at Route Fifty’s Future Cities event.

Management

White House Says CDC Eviction Ban Will Expire Saturday

President Biden said he would have supported an extension of the moratorium but the administration was bound by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Tech & Data

Pandemic Has Left Public Sector IT Exposed to Cyberattacks

The single largest risk factor reported by respondents is the influx in remote work, according to a recent technology report.

Management

Republican Legislators Curb Authority of County, State Election Officials

Many election officials resisted White House pressure to overturn the 2020 results.

Management

Companies Want Remote Workers in All States but One

Businesses such as Nike and Oracle are happy to let you work from home—just not in Colorado.

Tech & Data

New Data Show Major Broadband Gaps in Smaller Counties

But even larger places have issues with inadequate internet service, according to a National Association of Counties report.

Infrastructure

Senate Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Infrastructure Package

The proposal has cleared a key procedural vote, which will allow it to advance.