Data & Analytics

Opioid prediction model gives state life-saving prep time

West Virginia health officials can reliably forecast drug overdoses based on data from neighboring areas.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Nonprofit cites ‘inaccuracies’ in new broadband maps

Open internet advocate Public Knowledge urged the FCC to clarify the challenge process, the availability of satellite internet and the role of anchor institutions.

Data & Analytics

A new use for dating apps: Chasing STIs

As contact tracing for sexually transmitted infections becomes more difficult, some public health officials are resorting to dating apps to inform users that they may have been exposed to an STI.

Sponsor Content

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.

Cybersecurity

State bans TikTok from government devices

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order banning state employees or agencies from downloading or using the app on work-issued devices.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud app modernization: What is it, why should I care and how can I do it?

By rearchitecting apps into a collection of microservices, agencies can reconfigure and redeploy components to unlock productivity, ensure ROI and enhance resilience.

Emerging Tech

City seeks digital twin for public building interiors

As original blueprints are no longer accurate, Aurora, Illinois, wants indoor digital maps to update records and increase public safety.

Cloud & Infrastructure

FCC bans sale of new devices from Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE and others

Friday’s order to ban new sales and imports from five Chinese companies is the first time in its history that the agency has blocked the sale of telecommunications equipment on national security grounds.

Cybersecurity

Fight fraud with advanced technology, data and collaborative partnerships

Agencies that can turn the conversation from prosecution to prevention can limit identity theft and the loss of taxpayer dollars.

Cybersecurity

State invests in local cyber monitoring, training

Security operations centers and cyber ranges at two colleges will help municipalities across Massachusetts better protect themselves from cyberattacks and build a cyber talent pipeline.

Sponsor Content

Modernizing Management IT to Maximize Federal Funding

The urgency of needed infrastructure work and the availability of new federal funding will accelerate capital construction projects in the next several years.

Cybersecurity

State calls for threat sharing and ransomware payment bans

Texas’ Department of Information Resources said localities should be required to report incidents and called for a state ban on paying ransomware demands.

Data & Analytics

The next era of data-driven local government

Cities and other localities are entering a new phase with how they incorporate data into decision-making.

Cybersecurity

Census targets data modernization, cybersecurity ahead of 2030 rollout

Officials at the Census Bureau want to give the agency’s operations a strong, data-centric approach to collecting and securing American demographic information.

Emerging Tech

Faster, scalable triage for mass casualty incidents

DARPA is challenging innovators to develop advanced sensor and algorithm technology that can quickly assess the extent of an injury.

Cloud & Infrastructure

California looks to reshape recycling IT

CalRecycle is planning an enterprisewide system that can track, regulate and monitor recyclables.

Data & Analytics

Online access, data improvements essential for 2030 census, cities say

In a letter to the Census Bureau, the National League of Cities detailed common hurdles local governments faced during the 2020 census — and suggestions for improvements.

Emerging Tech

Real-time tracking now available for some city school buses

New York City’s efforts to modernize school transportation have been dogged by delays — like its buses — but this new effort will allow parents and schools to monitor them.

Emerging Tech

It’s time-out for leap seconds: an expert explains why the tiny clock adjustments will be paused from 2035

Leap seconds once meant to synchronize the Coordinated Universal Time and Universal Time systems may be abandoned as scientists realize the dangers of computer systems that fail to correctly make the one-second adjustment.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Digitized services drive citizen satisfaction

While many states have low customer satisfaction, some are bucking that trend by investing in technology to improve processes, according to research from McKinsey.