Ukraine War Puts US Cities, States on Cyber Alert

Local governments are seeing more phishing probes from Russia and Eastern Europe.

Women Pay More for Transportation Than Men

A new white paper shows that women pay a “pink tax” because they have fewer mass transit options due to safety concerns and caring for children and the elderly.

Got Rats? These Cities Have Taken to Zapping Them

One Northeast city’s success killing 1,000 rodents in less than a year with traps that rely on electric current is leading its neighbors to test the same technology.

States Must Expand Data Sources for Strategic Flood Resilience

Failure to incorporate forward-looking climate data and demographic trends will limit states’ ability to develop effective flood mitigation plans, new research finds.

Who's Responsible if a Tesla on Autopilot Kills Someone?

Courts may decide, says a professor of civil litigation.

States Use Road Sensors to Combat Treacherous ‘Tire Carcasses’

A growing number of states are hoping to use sensor technology embedded in the pavement to fight climate change, keep traffic flowing and save lives.

Agencies Shouldn't Use Facial Recognition for ID Verification, Group Says

More than 45 organizations signed a letter asking government agencies, including in states, to stop their use of ID.me or any facial recognition for identity verification.

Report: Broadband Expansion Depends on Reliable Data

A new report highlights the importance of baseline data with case studies of cities and states bridging the digital divide.

Paper Shortage for Ballots Could Pose Difficulties for Elections

Ballots and other materials require special high-quality paper that some communities may find in short supply, experts warn.

FBI: Ransomware Attackers Have Code to Halt Critical Infrastructure

Monitoring remote access technology will be especially important for limiting the reach of malicious actors, allied cybersecurity agencies said in a report on trends they’ve observed over the last year in a booming ransomware industry.

A New Regional, Data-driven Approach to Tracing Illegal Guns

New York plans to improve data analysis and information sharing with neighboring states, federal agencies and local law enforcement partners and beef up its analytical capabilities.

Governments Tapping Facial Recognition To Prove You’re You. Why That Raises Concerns

The move by states and the federal government promises to cut down on fraud, but at what cost?

Governments Turning to Data to Find Solutions to Equity Issues

It’s easy for leaders to pronounce that they’re going to make a fairer state or locality. Here's how several states, counties and cities are utilizing information to achieve their goals.

Reliable Data Critical for Local Arts Funding Decisions

The more the arts can quantify its benefits, the better the sector can communicate its positive impact on communities, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

More States Enacting Potentially Conflicting Data Privacy Laws

In the absence of federal legislation, states are regulating the commercial collection and use of personal data, a new report shows.

The Next Frontier in Equity is All About Data

COMMENTARY | Developing strategies centered on data collection is critical for governments to make sure resources are deployed in an effective and equitable way.

Silicon Valley’s New Obsession

A group of tech founders, crypto billionaires, and star scientists is launching a fleet of science labs.

Can AI-powered Congestion Pricing Improve Transportation Equity?

New research suggests big data and machine learning can create an equitable approach to tolling and improve traffic congestion.

Top Public Sector Cybersecurity Threat No Longer is Employees

Hackers pose the greatest cyber risks for states and localities, followed by careless workers and foreign governments, according to an annual IT report.

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