Cybersecurity is No. 1 Priority for City, County IT Leaders

Thanks to the attack on Colonial Pipeline and the growing risk of international threats related to the war in Ukraine, 97% of IT leaders cited cybersecurity as their biggest concern in an annual survey.

Despite Higher Costs, Vacationers Plan to Visit State Beaches, Lakes and Parks This Summer

Travelers also said that Covid-19 will not impact their trips during the next few months, according to a recent survey.

Cyber Risks Found in Flood Management System in Southeastern States

A federal utility operating in seven states failed to implement proper cybersecurity standards for a control assisting with dam and river management, according to an oversight report.

Ransomware Attacks May Be Tough to Stop. Here’s How to Recover

Agencies must deploy forward-thinking, proactive data protection plans that are adaptable to constantly changing operational conditions.

What's the Best Place For an Electric Vehicle Charging Station?

With the help of a computational model, experts can strategically place EV charging facilities without putting undue pressure on local power grids.

Millions Still Lack Broadband Despite 5-year $44B Government Effort

Watchdog recommends synchronizing the federal government's fragmented push by 15 agencies administering 100 programs.

15 US Cities Have Housing Markets Overvalued by More Than 50%

Four of those markets are overvalued by more than 60%, with Boise, Idaho leading the pack at 73%, according to a recent report.

New York to Battle Senior Loneliness With Robot Companions

The state’s Office of Aging plans to distribute voice-activated companions to prompt connections and wellness checks.

Visualizing Vulnerability: County Maps Show Areas of Greatest Need

To study equity differences at systemic and place-based levels, Fairfax County put census data on color-coded maps so that officials can quickly see areas of greatest need.

Top 10 Cities for Relocations

Eight of the top places people moved to last year are in the South and Southwest, according to a new report.

State and Local Governments Shifting to ‘New Normal’ Workplace

With lessons from the rapid shift to telework, governments are adopting permanent hybrid environments and keeping nimble, problem-solving mentalities.

How a Virginia County Wooed Amazon and Boeing

It takes more than tax breaks to get big tech companies to move to a locality, government officials say.

Autonomous Vehicle Camera Footage Could Aid Police Investigations

Data collected by the vehicles in one city shows promise, but privacy advocates say the evidences shows law enforcement agencies are expanding their pervasive surveillance.

Code for America Unveils First States in Safety Net Cohort

The nonprofit aims to help states build digital tools and services to connect people with health, food assistance and other benefits programs. 

The Front Lines of Government Cybersecurity Defense

COMMENTARY | States and localities should ensure their employees are following four foundational pillars of cybersecurity to help prevent attacks.

School Bus Wi-Fi Qualifies for Discounted Rate

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said broadband on school buses has been especially helpful in closing the homework gap.

EV Infrastructure Vulnerabilities Put Cars, the Grid at Risk

Hackers that target electric vehicle infrastructure can lock drivers out of their vehicles, steal payment information and even compromise electrical grids.

EV Charging Station Map Highlights Disparities

Today’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure is concentrated along the coasts and in major cities.

Drive-by Property Appraisals Streamline Data Collection

A Kansas county is using vehicles outfitted with rooftop cameras and LiDAR units to quickly and inexpensively capture property images that are integrated into its cloud-based appraisal system.

New Jersey Combating Vehicle Theft With License Plate Readers

The state will expand its network of high-speed automated cameras to crack down on record numbers of stolen cars.

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