Cybersecurity

States must plug into USDA antifraud system for SNAP delivery under new rule

The system, meant to help prevent duplicate participation in a key nutrition program, is expected to make enrollment and oversight easier for state workers who run SNAP and for people receiving benefits.

Emerging Tech

House bill limits police use of facial recognition

The legislation would place “strong limits” on the technology’s use, provide transparency to those harmed by it and ensure there are annual assessments of its accuracy.

Cloud & Infrastructure

States get helping hand with cloud, cyber adoption

The Alliance for Digital Innovation said it hopes to help states invest in innovative technologies.

Sponsor Content

Powering Data-Driven Policing for Safer Communities

Investing in solutions that complement law enforcement and optimize decision-making through actionable intelligence will transform citizen services and public safety, helping to build stronger communities.

Emerging Tech

Debate: How to stop our cities from being turned into AI jungles

As artificial intelligence becomes more common, policymakers must bulk up AI governance to ensure the technology is used responsibly.

Public Safety

Digital floor plans of schools can speed emergency response

Providing first responders with a digitized map of school buildings may result in quicker response times and less confusion during crises.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Digital transformation requires ‘mentality shift’

Making government staff comfortable with change is crucial as post-COVID workforce pressures persist.

Data & Analytics

The public health emergency will end: 3 ways agencies can prepare

Timely data, enhanced automation and an integrated system can help state health and human services agencies prepare for a potential influx of Medicaid redeterminations.

Public Safety

States take new steps to stop election mistruths from going viral

To combat the rising misinformation threat, some states are bringing on cybersecurity specialists to comb social media and flag posts that spread falsehoods about the voting process.

Data & Analytics

A city where big data, analytics drive mobility choices

San Jose’s decision support system helps officials decide how well mobility projects support city goals and whether past actions have played out as expected.

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Securing Government Networks 2022

Cybersecurity tops the list of federal concerns for 2022, as it has for many previous years. But with the expanded attack surfaces that come with remote work, and increasing migration to the cloud, it's getting more complicated.

Emerging Tech

Smart tactics for introducing technology to a skeptical community

Education and engagement can get residents and local leaders on board with new projects, experts suggest.

Cybersecurity

Deep data inspection: The overlooked element in government data security

Because encryption can make data quality problems harder to detect and isolate, good quality, properly formatted, exploit-free data is essential.

Data & Analytics

A strategy for ethical, responsible release of public data

Agencies must balance access and privacy when deciding which data should be made public and how, according to a recent report.

Public Safety

How one fire department’s ‘crawl, walk, run’ mantra guides its drone use

Phoenix is slowly growing its drone program, which currently supports incident commanders managing fire-fighting resources.

Data & Analytics

How tech can make food assistance programs easier to use

Modernization and customer experience goals are folded into a new White House National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health that was released Tuesday.

Cybersecurity

The U.S. is the top target of ransomware attacks, report says

The majority of ransomware attacks worldwide targeted industries that play a "critical role" in domestic and international supply chains, including IT, health care and the public sector, according to new research.

Public Safety

State integrates 911 communications, data to improve emergency response

California is combining the data and notification capabilities of Rave Mobile Safety and RapidDeploy, allowing agencies to publish real-time incident data from their computer-aided dispatch systems to responders.

Cloud & Infrastructure

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.

Cloud & Infrastructure

3 ways states can start paying down technical debt

After identifying inefficient systems, CIOs must build a case for reducing technical debt that includes managing project risk and performance impacts.