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Chris Teale

Chris Teale
Chris Teale is a staff reporter for GCN. He was most recently a technology reporter for Morning Consult, and prior to that covered smart cities for Industry Dive. He also has had spells in local news reporting in Northern Virginia. He graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2013.
Tech & Data

Communities Collect Granular Broadband Data Amid Wait for Better Federal Maps

Whether gathering address-level availability data from internet service providers or anecdotal evidence from households, communities are working to get a baseline understanding of local broadband access.

Tech & Data

Colorado Now Accepts Crypto for State Tax Payments

The Department of Revenue has added cryptocurrency as a payment type, allowing residents to pay individual and business tax through PayPal.

Tech & Data

A Plan to Connect Public Housing Residents to Free Broadband

New York City's “Big Apple Connect” calls for more than 200 developments owned by the city’s housing authority to connect 300,000 residents to high-speed internet by the end of 2023.

Public Safety

State, Local Agencies to Test Geographic Accuracy of Emergency Alerts

Amid ongoing concerns from local leaders about the system’s reliability, the FCC will evaluate the accuracy, reliability and speed of Wireless Emergency Alert delivery.

Tech & Data

Collaboration, Training Key to Local Government Cyber Defense

By taking advantage of free resources, education and partnerships, local officials can better prepare their counties and cities for inevitable attacks, experts say.

Tech & Data

How One City Delivers Broadband to Homes and Businesses at No Cost to Municipality

The partnership gives SiFi Networks right-of-way access to install fiber for its open access network in the Texas town—and even pays the city a licensing fee.

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Interstate Cyber Command Center Expands to 10 States

Fhe Joint-Cybersecurity Operations Command Center aims to include 30% of states by year’s end.

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$550M in Federal Preparedness Grants Prioritize Security for State and Local Governments

The grant programs target six “critical areas,” including cybersecurity, information sharing and election security.

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Technology to Limit Speeds on New York City Fleet Vehicles

The city is piloting intelligent speed assistance technology on 50 of its vehicles across nine agencies to prevent cars from going over posted speed limits.

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CISA Issues Cybersecurity Toolkit for Election Officials

The toolkit helps state and local election officials identify their risks, make their infrastructure more resilient and protect voter information from attacks.

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Semiconductor Bill to Fund 20 Regional Technology Hubs

The CHIPS and Science Act authorized $10 billion for the hubs, in an effort to expand tech jobs and manufacturing beyond the country’s traditional innovation powerhouses.

Tech & Data

Mobile Threats Prompt Operational Changes for Governments

More than 80% of public sector respondents to a recent survey said they have been forced to re-evaluate workplace practices as attacks on mobile devices grow.

Infrastructure

Transit Agencies Vulnerable to Cyber Threats, Researchers Warn

They say the sector is in need of a "twenty-first century security upgrade" and that physical infrastructure is sometimes supported by obsolete software.