Tech & Data

As High-tax States Lose Residents, Low-Tax States Gain

About 20% of homebuyers cite lower taxes as the main reason they move to another state, but there are several other important factors, according to a recent analysis.

White House Official Briefed State AGs on Private-Sector Role Battling Ransomware

The deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging tech emphasized the responsibility of the private sector at home as President Biden prepares to work the White House strategy abroad.

As the Pandemic Subsides, Traffic is Creeping Back

A report from StreetLight Data found the average daily number of vehicle miles traveled was down 15% overall in 2020 but as of March has started to return to normal levels.

Best and Worst States for City Manager Jobs

The median salary for the highest 10% of city manager positions is $227,000, but not all these executives nationwide fare as well when it comes to pay and opportunities, according to a recent report.

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Baltimore Latest City to Consider Banning Facial Recognition Technology

The Maryland city joins several other localities that have banned or are assessing the controversial technology, or are limiting its scope and use.

Public School Spending Per Student Up 5%, Biggest Increase in 11 Years

A U.S. Census Bureau report shows that elementary and secondary schools received $751.7 billion total from all revenue sources and that states contributed the greatest share of funds.

Internet Ads Are a Popular Tax Target for Both Parties

Digital snooping and pandemic profits have fueled anger against tech giants.

States Bolster Data Security Technology in Response to Covid-19, Survey Finds

Governments have faced significant technology challenges during the pandemic, with 79% saying they faced major issues adopting and expanding remote work, according to the National Association of State Technology Directors.

From New Hampshire to California, Parks Departments Embrace Video Games

Esports leagues, where gamers of all ages compete online in tournaments, are an increasingly popular programming choice for parks and recreation departments.

Why Getting More People with Disabilities Developing Technology is Good for Everyone

COMMENTARY | Accessible technology is better for everyone, and accessible technology benefits when the people who rely on it most help build it.

The Top 10 Emerging US Real Estate Markets

These locations have home prices that are rising, strong economies and a wealth of activities, according to an analysis by Realtor.com and The Wall Street Journal.

Report: Governments Need to Share More Data to Solve Complex Issues, Grow Economy

But governments should use the expertise of private companies to help guard sensitive data that is shared, according to a Georgetown University study.

Why Hurricanes Devastate Some Places Over and Over Again – a Meteorologist Explains

COMMENTARY | Wind currents set most tropical storms on a course westward from Africa toward the Caribbean, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.

The Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Hackers Had a Secret Weapon: Self-Promoting Cybersecurity Firms

Five months before DarkSide attacked the Colonial pipeline, two researchers discovered a way to rescue its ransomware victims. Then an antivirus company’s announcement alerted the hackers.

America’s Entire Understanding of the Pandemic Was Shaped by Messy Data

COMMENTARY | Our view of this crisis has been blurry from the beginning.

Report Highlights How AI Could Amplify Future Disinformation Campaigns

A Georgetown center's report assesses how artificial intelligence could sway the opinions of millions by writing "seemingly credible" and "compelling fake" news stories.

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Help State and Cities Modernize IT Systems

The bill would provide $120 million annually for seven years to fund tech teams and tech planning grants.  

As Neighborhood Watch Apps Ascend, so Do the Threats They Pose

Billed as public safety platforms, these apps are poised to funnel collective anxiety into something more nefarious.

Poll: 51% of Employees Still Working Remotely

Although the number of people working remotely has remained consistent over the past year, the percentages vary widely by occupation—and 40% of white-collar workers say they prefer home over the office, according to a Gallup poll.