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.

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.

'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.

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.

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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.

The Best U.S. Cities to Live In

The city atop the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings is a repeat winner, but several other major metro areas plummeted in the rankings due to factors like high unemployment rates and rising costs of living.

States Weigh Bans on Ransomware Payoffs

The idea is that this would deter attacks because cybercriminals would know they couldn’t get paid.

How Cities are Using Data to Tackle Key Challenges

More than 50% of cities surveyed in a recent report say data analytics are enabling them to deliver services and expand programs more efficiently, effectively and equitably.

Successfully Implementing Cloud Technology in State and Local Government

Commentary | Here are five steps to help guide the planning and changes needed for states and municipalities to move to the cloud.

How Localities and States Can Prepare for Broadband Expansion

Governments can use American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay for broadband infrastructure. Experts say local governments are in the best position to know what initiatives will work to connect residents.

State Data Privacy Bills Growing More Widespread

Ohio lawmakers have introduced legislation to establish “data rights” for citizens. It follows Colorado, which passed a similar law last week.

How One State Used Technology and Data to Improve Traffic and Reduce Emissions

COMMENTARY | Hawaii’s DOT added artificial intelligence technology across major roads and intersections to reduce per day traffic by seven minutes per person and 140 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Bipartisan Calls to Regulate Facial Recognition Tech Grow Louder

Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have concerns about increased use of biometric technology.

Colorado Becomes Fourth State to Give Residents Control of Their Online Data

The Colorado Privacy Act allows residents to opt out of data collection and gain access to more insight about how their information is collected and used.

70% of Americans Predict Home Prices Will Continue to Rise

That's a record-high percentage, and is up from 40% at the beginning of the pandemic, according to a Gallup poll. 

House Bill Would Require Government to Drastically Modernize Digital ID Verification

The legislation’s text calls for next-generation solutions to address inadequacies of existing digital identity systems that degrade the privacy and security of American consumers. 

A 50-year-old Unemployment System (Finally) Nears an Overhaul

Wisconsin officials have said the outdated computer technology contributed to problems processing claims during the pandemic. Now they’re looking for bids to revamp it.

Better Customer Experience a Priority for State, Local IT Post Pandemic

Experts testified before a U.S. House committee about government digital services, noting the pandemic pushed long-standing information technology issues to the forefront.

Here's Where Buying a Home Won't Eat Up Your Whole Paycheck

The Detroit area is where homes are most affordable as compared with average local wages and Brooklyn, New York, is the least affordable, according to one real estate report.