Tech & Data

Are We Building Cyber Vulnerability into EV Charging Infrastructure?

Amid a nationwide push to electrify transportation, observers said that cybersecurity doesn’t get appropriate attention.

The Most Future-ready US Cities

Cities that leverage data, partnerships and emerging technologies can best adapt to changing citizen expectations, a new report found.

How One State’s Phishing Training Evolves With Threats

Indiana regularly tests employees on various platforms and attachment formats, including prompts related to headline news and retests of scams that have proved difficult for workers to catch.

States Test an Electrifying Idea: Roads That Can Recharge Your EV

Some states will embed electromagnetic coils in roads to recharge electric vehicles while they’re moving.

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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.

Can AI Tutors Give the Nation’s Workforce a Competitive Edge?

The number of workers needing new skills across a variety of emerging technology fields will soon outpace the nation’s ability to train them, but researchers at the Defense Department have a plan involving artificial intelligence.

State Chief Information Officers are Handling Much More Than Just Tech

In state government, the role of the CIO has evolved to center on the business of IT, rather than the nuts and bolts of computers. It’s something that new governors will have to keep in mind.

Michigan Test Drives Country’s First Mobility Officer

Trevor Pawl hopes transformations in the automotive industry will also help state government replace “Depression Era departmental structures” with more nimble organizations.

The Basic Questions Bedeviling How States Manage Data

States have tons of data. But much of it is redundant and it’s sometimes hard to know where it is stored, who can access it and how it can be used.

Almost Half of Phishing Attacks Target Government Employees, Research Says

Traditionally aimed at stealing credentials, phishing attacks are growing increasingly sophisticated.

The Metaverse Holds Big Opportunities for the Public Sector

COMMENTARY | It’s poised to revolutionize how governments train employees, deliver services and manage systems.

Enough With the Weak Passwords, Already

The most common passwords on the dark web are those users have been repeatedly warned away from. Can training help?

Beyond Passenger Cars and Pickups: 5 Questions Answered About Electrifying Trucks

As California goes on regulating air pollution, other states often follow – including the Golden State’s ambitious goals for cleaning up emissions from trucking.

The Power of State and Local Government Tech

Route Fifty and GCN join forces for the virtual GovExec SLG Tech Summit happening this week, Nov. 1-3. Tune in to hear from local leaders from across the country about how innovations in technology are improving operations and services.

Algorithm Analyzes Escort Ads to Detect Human Trafficking

Researchers have developed an algorithm that identifies similarities in escort advertisements, which often indicates trafficking behavior.

A Scientist's Quest for an Accessible, Unhackable Voting Machine

After 19 years of work, Juan Gilbert says he has invented the most secure voting machine. Will anyone prove him wrong?

Public Entities in Nearly Every State Use Federally-Banned Foreign Tech, Report Says

A new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology found that at least 1,681 state and local governments purchased equipment from five Chinese companies that were banned by the federal government between 2015 and 2021.

City’s Custom-built App Scores Homeless Encampment Safety

With the Homeless Emergency Management Tracking and Prioritization Tool, Austin gets consistent health, safety and impact data on encampments citywide to support cross-departmental intervention.

How Government Might Work Up to 3D-Printed Buildings

With some emerging technologies—like large-scale 3D printing and augmented reality—agencies may have to start smaller, according to panelists at a recent conference.

Testing Out New Transportation Options in the Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. officials are hoping a “mobility innovation district” will help address equity concerns.

How Volunteers Can Support Government Cybersecurity

Michigan was the first state to launch a volunteer cyber corps about a decade ago. The trend is catching on.