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Susan Miller

Susan Miller
Susan Miller is executive editor at GCN. Over a career spent in tech media, Miller has worked in editorial, print production and online, starting on the copy desk at IDG’s ComputerWorld, moving to print production for Federal Computer Week and later managing content and production for all the 1105 Media's government-focused websites. Miller shifted back to editorial in 2012, when she began working with GCN. Connect with Susan at smiller@govexec.com or @sjaymiller.
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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.

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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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Ransomware Attacks on Governments More Frequent, Damaging and Costly

Attackers targeting states and localities demanded the lowest ransom payments of any sector surveyed, but victims were more likely to pay, according to a recent report.

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A City Government Begins Mining for Bitcoin

Fort Worth, Texas, has installed three bitcoin mining machines in its data center as part of a six-month pilot to assess the implications and opportunities of minting cryptocurrency.

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North Carolina First State to Prohibit Agencies From Paying Ransoms

State and local government agencies in North Carolina may not submit payments to—or even communicate with—someone who has encrypted their IT systems. Other states are considering similar legislation.

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Compromised Email Behind Fake Emergency Data Requests

Emails that look like they’re coming from law enforcement agencies have mobile providers, ISPs and social media companies turning sensitive data over to hackers.

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Phishing Scam Targets Election Officials, FBI Warns

Election officials in at least nine states received emails with attachments that redirected to credential harvesting sites.

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Getting Rid of Roadkill With a 511 App

This Department of Transportation’s app walks users through the process of applying to claim and collect a range of select species —deer, mountain lion, wolves and more.

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Governors Tighten IT Cybersecurity Amid Ukraine Attacks

A number of governors are calling on their states' IT departments to ensure critical infrastructure is protected.

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This State Plans to Invest $68M in Highway-centric Broadband Program

Arizona's expansion of the middle-mile network will make it easier to extend high-speed access to communities along the interstates.

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Cybersecurity Primer for Local Leaders

The Center for Technology in Government has created a basic, no-nonsense guide to help governments identify, respond to and recover from security breaches.

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Georgia Moves Voter Registration to the Cloud

The Georgia Registered Voter Information System will be housed on servers that give election officials a more secure and user-friendly system.

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Cyber Vulnerabilities Could Impact Municipal Finance

Municipal bond credit analysts consider governments unprepared for cyberattacks, a recent survey says.