Emerging Tech

Lack of emerging tech framework is 'weakening' US stance against China, lawmakers warn

Both Democrats and Republicans said Congress needs to craft national frameworks around data privacy and autonomous vehicles to counter China’s global tech ambitions.

Data & Analytics

Dashboard helps city track diversity, equity, inclusion progress

Philadelphia’s workforce diversity dashboard collects and visualizes demographic data on city employees.

Data & Analytics

Data sharing initiatives slowly gaining traction

The majority of agencies still don’t share data, partly due to a lack of clarity on how to use all the information they collect, a new report finds.

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Disaster Recovery System in Baton Rouge Prioritizes Data Storage

By increasing its data storage capabilities, the city of Baton Rouge ensured critical information is always accessible to first responders, even during an outage.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Va. regulators propose easing emission limits for data centers over power transmission concerns

Roughly 150 data centers in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William could be impacted through end of July.

Data & Analytics

Is it forensics or is it junk science?

Dubious forensic techniques have spread throughout the criminal justice system for decades. Here’s what ProPublica has learned about junk forensic science techniques and how they proliferate.

Data & Analytics

Urban heat map reveals priority spots for cooling efforts

Citizen scientists in Milwaukee collected air temperature and humidity data to help state officials focus where heat prevention efforts are most needed.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Energy Department wants national labs to drive regional innovation

DOE is looking for ideas on how regional ecosystems could leverage a nearby national lab to power innovation and economic prosperity.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Tribal broadband grants need better metrics

More quantifiable performance goals would help the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program better track internet adoption, GAO said.

Cloud & Infrastructure

‘Ghost buses’ haunt transit agencies and frustrate riders

Transit agencies should release canceled or delayed bus data to the public to avoid unhappy travelers, experts say.

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5 Ways State and Local Governments Deliver Superior Services and Insights with Snowflake

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Cybersecurity

Ransomware victims stand up to attackers

The drop in payments is encouraging, but a lack of transparency around ransomware reporting makes it hard to say why organizations refuse to pay, researchers say.

Data & Analytics

How AI helps one city spot damaged rooftops

The Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Department is using a mix of artificial intelligence, GIS-based flyover imagery and building code enforcement data to automatically detect at-risk buildings.

Emerging Tech

NIST debuts long-anticipated AI risk management framework

With the launch of the AI RMF 1.0, federal researchers focused on four core functions to structure how all organizations evaluate and introduce more trustworthy AI systems.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Michigan embraces ‘Clean Slate’ program without applications

State officials aim to automatically expunge certain criminal records to remove hurdles to jobs and housing.

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.

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.