Technology

New Survey Finds Differences in How Local Agencies Adopt Software

The poll of over 800 local government officials looks at trends with how departments are embracing specialized software and how satisfied they are with it.

Broadband Dominates Tech Funding In Infrastructure Bill

Funds will go to expanding broadband and 5G connectivity nationwide.

Will New York Pull the Plug on Bitcoin Mining?

The state blocked two new power plants for not aligning with new climate goals, and environmentalists hope cryptocurrency mining plants will get the boot next.

Building a Cloud-savvy Workforce May Mean Rethinking Degree Requirements

Government and industry officials question how they can keep cloud positions filled when they require various college degrees and certifications, but onboarding is key.

Natural Disasters Can Set the Stage for Cyberattacks

Indiana and some other state and local governments are trying to prepare by holding drills or creating preparedness plans.

Half of Public Sector IT Pros Not ‘Fully Confident’ in Cyberattack Response

Most public sector IT professionals believe a lack of expertise and resources are hindering cyber posture as well.

Bill Supports the Expansion and Development of 6G Infrastructure

A bipartisan bill would establish a council to oversee and implement 6G broadband access across the country.

Data’s Role in Measuring Program Outcomes and Preventing Fraud, Waste and Abuse

COMMENTARY | The American Rescue Plan has shown a spotlight on government use of funds. Here are strategies state and local governments can use to ensure their programs generate positive community results.

National Cyber Director: Liability Should Be Part of the Equation for Public-Private Collaboration

Cyber leaders’ plan to emphasize collective defense over offense hinges on industry’s willingness to share information with government in real time.

The Top Issues for State Government Tech Leaders

A new survey sheds light on priorities and concerns for state chief information officers, over a year after their work was radically affected by the pandemic.

Survey: 46% of US Organizations Will Institute Vaccine Mandates

Tech companies are among those taking the lead following federal guidance on vaccine mandates.

A Practical Case for Prioritizing Utility Cybersecurity

COMMENTARY | Utility leaders are behind the curve in cybersecurity policies and practice that will protect states and localities. It’s time for that to change.

The Failure of Government's Post-Covid Imagination

COMMENTARY | Twelve lessons to guide the future of work.

How Artificial Intelligence Technology and Data Can Increase Resilience in the New Pandemic Era 

COMMENTARY | While we can’t stop crises from happening, we can find ways to use technology and data to anticipate impact and help with recovery.

Sports Gambling Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

COMMENTARY | Betting on Tom Brady’s next completion may sound like harmless fun. But it’s not.

Artificial Intelligence, Automation Aren’t Killing Labor Market, Report Says

Such technology aren't making it more likely for workers to lose jobs in major 10 industries, the authors found.

3 Essential Steps in Implementing a Comprehensive User Monitoring Program

Governments must "never trust, always verify" and assume "anyone on the network is potentially hostile or capable of triggering a breach."

Tech Officials Urge States to Go Further Embracing Analytics

State CIOs are discovering new analytics applications for putting citizens first and improving outcomes, according to a new government association report.

How New York is subsidizing Amazon

Local agencies across the state lure the retail giant to town using generous tax incentives.

5 Steps to Protecting Government Data Repositories in the Cloud

COMMENTARY | From ransomware to exfiltration, cybersecurity attacks are targeting sensitive government data. Here’s a reliable approach to protecting mission-critical information.