Emerging Tech

Philosophers have studied ‘counterfactuals’ for decades. Will they help us unlock the mysteries of AI?

One expert discusses the importance of explainable artificial intelligence to not only guide decision-making, but provide explanations behind an algorithm's outcome.

Emerging Tech

How Florida is looking to build the ‘nation’s first AI university’

The tech is embedded into the curriculum but the University of Florida is also scouting out new uses for it in campus operations and student performance.

Cybersecurity

Survey: CIOs feel elevated, consider themselves ‘changemakers’

The survey found more than 3 in 4 chief information officers believe their roles have been elevated in response to recent economic times.

Sponsor Content

How Palm Beach, Florida's School District Secured Personal Data and Improved the Classroom Experience

Palm Beach County school district partnered with NetApp to implement a new system to secure designated volumes that provide storage for the Student Information System and other select databases.

Cloud & Infrastructure

A new initiative seeks to help small cities access infrastructure funding

The program will work with communities to assemble strong grant applications that can win some of the billions of dollars available.

Data & Analytics

Stitching together health data and GIS for better decision-making

An enterprise geographic information systems platform is how the Washington Department of Health aims to get more useful data into the hands of health officials.

Emerging Tech

New Hampshire could play ‘leading role’ in promoting blockchain, report says

A governor’s commission said it is an “important technological innovation,” and recommended the state play a robust regulatory role to support its growth.

Data & Analytics

Data index helps officials allocate opioid settlement funds

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a county-level social vulnerability index that officials can use to make data-driven decisions on how to efficiently spend opioid settlement funds.

Cybersecurity

Dozens of US schools, universities move to ban TikTok

The social media platform is falling out of favor among school officials as the app becomes increasingly dangerous for cyberattacks and students' physical and mental health.

Emerging Tech

White House wants input on crypto tech R&D agenda

The feedback will inform priorities for developing digital asset technologies, including potential for a central bank digital currency.

Sponsor Content

Case Study: Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services

Discover how The Work Number® helped Los Angeles County provide rapid relief amid a heightened need during the latest COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).

Cybersecurity

It takes a team to secure operational technology

State and local governments must look for federal and private-sector partners.

Cloud & Infrastructure

SAFHER cloud-based platform for regulating food and agriculture comes closer to fruition

The System for Agriculture, Food, Health, E-Inspections, and Registration enterprise platform will replace the legacy systems USA Food Safety and USA Plants.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How one state cut its vehicle titling time down to a few days

West Virginia is the first state in the nation to digitize its titling process, but a DMV overhaul must be handled with care.

Emerging Tech

Plan for federal AI research and development resource emphasizes diversity in innovation

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force released its operating framework, making the case for implementation.

Cybersecurity

CISA releases guide to help safeguard K-12 schools from cyber threats

CISA’s report, which was mandated by the K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021, outlined a variety of steps that primary and secondary schools can take to bolster their cyber defenses.

Emerging Tech

Smart street pilots aim to curb parking violations

Chicago plans to use cameras to enforce parking rules, boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists and streamline operations in commercial loading zones.

Cybersecurity

Cyber grants: Some governments may be ‘totally left out’

Experts said the $1 billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program is admirable for its emphasis on planning, but it may not deliver much direct cash at the local level.

Cloud & Infrastructure

States look to speed fiber installation across railroad tracks

Virginia’s legislature wants to cap crossing fees and speed up the review process, but railroad companies say current practices protect safety.

Cybersecurity

What’s in a word? FCC’s proposed data breach rule redefines key terms

The public now has the opportunity to provide insight on the value and impact such redefinitions would have on incident reporting.