Cloud & Infrastructure

Low-cost sensors are helping communities find gaps in air quality data

Portable air sensors are helping citizen-scientists living near fracking or industrial operations collect data on volatile organic compounds -- pollutants not tracked by EPA monitors.

Cybersecurity

Making the case for identity access management

Leadership buy-in and user-centric implementations will help ensure successful deployment of IAM solutions, one cyber expert says.

Public Safety

Navigable 3D site models would improve responder, law enforcement training

The intelligence community's research arm wants to use images collected at a range of altitudes to create seamless, photorealistic walk-throughs for law enforcement, military or aid workers familiarizing themselves with a location before their arrival.

Sponsor Content

The Top 5 Ways to Optimize Agency CX

Here are some key takeaways from a recent webinar discussing the top trends in federal CX optimization, and how new technology can improve CX.

Cybersecurity

How volunteers help states shore up cybersecurity

Programs in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio bring in volunteer experts to conduct assessments and incident response for government systems.

Public Safety

State DOT gets new operations center

Nebraska’s new State Operations Center will provide motorists with more timely information on travel conditions.

Cloud & Infrastructure

States need to invest in unemployment systems, Labor secretary tells Congress

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke with lawmakers about a week after the Government Accountability Office added the unemployment program to its high risk list of poorly performing government programs.

Cybersecurity

GAO calls for deeper analysis of federal cyber insurance option

The scope of coverage, financial implications to taxpayers and potentially counterproductive incentives must be considered while examining the need for a federal cyber insurance program, the government watchdog said.

Data & Analytics

This state will hire you — no college degree required

Maryland has removed the four-year requirement for thousands of jobs -- including information technology specialists.

Sponsor Content

How Agencies Can Foster Inclusion in the Remote Workforce

As hybrid work skyrockets across the globe for the federal workforce, agencies must adopt new technologies and tools to facilitate a productive and inclusive workplace.

Cybersecurity

Biden strengthens cyber coordination between DHS and state, local government

The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act improves collaboration between DHS and state and local governments by boosting the sharing of information and federal resources.

Data & Analytics

County equity analysis puts data in the spotlight

Milwaukee County experimented with machine learning to analyze statues and policies and identify biased or discriminatory language.

Data & Analytics

How can cities respond to extreme heat?

A new report offers a practical framework to help communities ensure urban heat resilience planning efforts are as effective and equitable as possible.

Data & Analytics

State broadband map delivers granular connectivity data

Officials in New York can now use address-level data to better identify homes and businesses lacking access to affordable broadband.

Emerging Tech

Research uncovers vulnerabilities in blockchain tech, non-secure crypto transactions

Mutability within some decentralized ledger technologies prompted researchers' concerns over the security of cryptocurrency transactions.

What’s next for the state and local government workforce

Learn how agencies can revitalize the work environment to become an employer of choice at Route Fifty's free virtual State of the SLG Workforce summit.

Cybersecurity

DOJ ramps up efforts to curb digital stalking and abuse

In a whole-of-government approach to fighting online harassment, a new Justice Department task force will improve data collection on digital crimes and train state and local law enforcement.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud integrates county’s splintered back-end workflows

Combining systems from five San Joaquin County offices onto a single platform is expected to improve customer experience for residents and employees, streamline workflows, improve security and save money.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How IT investment will build the government agencies of tomorrow

Intelligent state and local agencies will be integrated enterprises, using digital tools to feed their knowledge, improve their decision-making and make their citizens’ lives better, every single day. 

Data & Analytics

Tapping workforce data to promote employment equity

The Department of Labor's three-year data strategy will help focus resources on the vulnerable and promote equity, drawing lessons from a pilot using state-level on unemployment.