Tech & Data

Semiconductor Bill to Fund 20 Regional Technology Hubs

The CHIPS and Science Act authorized $10 billion for the hubs, in an effort to expand tech jobs and manufacturing beyond the country’s traditional innovation powerhouses.

Bipartisan Senators Want Commodity Regulations For Cryptocurrency

A new bill would task the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with imposing more consumer protections and other oversight regulations on digital asset trading.

Mobile Threats Prompt Operational Changes for Governments

More than 80% of public sector respondents to a recent survey said they have been forced to re-evaluate workplace practices as attacks on mobile devices grow.

Civic Engagement in One City Takes Off With a Digital Survey and Respect for Feedback

An easily accessible cloud-based questionnaire and analytics tool helped Corona, California, get more than five times more responses from residents than previous efforts.

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Eliminate Manual Processes Route and Approve Invoices from Anywhere

Today’s finance teams carry a heavy burden, supporting everything from growth strategies to long-term planning – all while continuously delivering monthly and quarterly numbers and keeping cash flowing. But even as demands on finance departments grow, many still spend excessive time using paper, spreadsheets, and e-mails to process vendor invoices, approvals, and payments.

How Local Governments Are Handling a Threat They Can’t See

The proliferation of cyberattacks has prompted Pennsylvania municipalities to take extra steps to secure their systems. Here's what they're doing.

Counties to Get Free Services to Better Defend Against Cyberattacks

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $30 million endpoint detection and response services program at no cost to 57 counties.

Biden Administration Unveils Website to Help Combat Extreme Heat Conditions includes interactive maps, forecasts and other resources to help government officials and the general public cope with high temperatures.

Senate Set to Approve Over $50B to Expand Semiconductor Production

Mayors and local leaders hope the subsidies will create more than 1 million jobs nationwide over six years.

Surveillance is Pervasive: Yes, You are Being Watched, Even if No One is Looking For You

There is a large market for personal data, compiled from information people volunteer, information people unwittingly yield – for example, via mobile apps – and information that is stolen in data breaches.

State Explores Commercial Drone Deliveries via Shared Airways

Michigan is investigating the data and networking infrastructure required for commercial drones flying in corridors beyond the operator’s visual line of sight.

More Transparency Needed Around State Efforts to Address Cyber Threats to Voting Systems

As misinformation about the 2020 elections continues to swirl, state election officials told congressional leaders that the federal government should do more to raise up "successes" around efforts to mitigate voting system vulnerabilities.

FCC Chair Pushes for Gigabit Speed Broadband

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel wants to increase the national broadband standard to 100 megabits per second for downloads and 20 Mbps for uploads and proposed setting a separate national goal of 1 Gbps/500 Mbps.

Support Slips for Phase Out of Gas-Powered Cars and Trucks

A slight but rising majority of Americans are against a transition towards manufacturing only zero-emission vehicles, a new survey finds.

The Best and Worst States for Business

One southern state tops a new set of rankings, while another one came in last. Where does your state score among the 50?

Ratings Tool Helps Counties Assess Security Risks

Available through the National Association of Counties, SecurityScorecard collects and analyzes global threat indicators so governments can gauge their threats and the vulnerability of their supply chain.

What One State is Learning From Electric Bike Travel Data

Colorado is collecting and analyzing data on several e-bike pilot programs, gaining insights into the fastest-growing form of electric vehicle transportation.

Mayors' Initiative to Harness Data to Improve Government Functions, Constituent Services

The new effort, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, has 22 members in the initial cohort and is expected to grow to 100 mayors during the next two years.

More Young Voters Could Come Out to Vote in November, Sparked by Abortion and Other Hot Political Issues

One survey taken shortly after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade shows that 78% of young people favor legal abortion.

Amazon Admits to Giving Police Ring Footage Without Owners’ Permission

The smart-doorbell company, which has partnered with more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies, said in a letter that it shared multiple videos with police departments without first seeking user consent.

State Gathers Data to Map Internet Coverage, Performance

To improve broadband mapping accuracy, Vermont state workers will be testing the wireless network along state highways. Residents can supplement that data with their own test results.