Technology

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.

4 Questions Government Officials Should Ask Technology Vendors

COMMENTARY | Agencies can successfully digitize their operations while still prioritizing security.

Two Keys to Delivering Exceptional Digital Citizen Experiences

COMMENTARY | The technology infrastructures many governments have weren’t built to handle the traffic they experienced during the pandemic. Here's how to meet fluctuating demand.

Why Aren’t All Workers Taking This Simple Step to Prevent Ransomware?

COMMENTARY | The nation is in the middle of a growing public safety crisis because in terms of cybersecurity, governments and businesses are stuck in the mid-'80s.

What One City Hopes to Learn by Pausing Use of Facial Recognition Technology

A ban in Baltimore would restrict the city from purchasing facial recognition technology and temporarily restrict use by city agencies, residents and businesses (but not the police).

'This Is 21st Century Infrastructure'

The pandemic highlighted gaps with internet service. But governments are pursuing innovative solutions—and there’s new federal money available for upgrading networks.

Pandemic Has Left Public Sector IT Exposed to Cyberattacks

The single largest risk factor reported by respondents is the influx in remote work, according to a recent technology report.

Transportation Agencies Grapple With Lasting Effects of Telework

Many workers are not going back to offices full time and governments need to figure out how to adjust. “When we are not collecting gas taxes and ferry fares, our budget is hurting," one state transportation chief said during a Route Fifty event.

Successfully Implementing Cloud Technology in State and Local Government

Commentary | Here are five steps to help guide the planning and changes needed for states and municipalities to move to the cloud.

How One State Used Technology and Data to Improve Traffic and Reduce Emissions

COMMENTARY | Hawaii’s DOT added artificial intelligence technology across major roads and intersections to reduce per day traffic by seven minutes per person and 140 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Baltimore Latest City to Consider Banning Facial Recognition Technology

The Maryland city joins several other localities that have banned or are assessing the controversial technology, or are limiting its scope and use.