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Chris Teale

Staff Reporter, GCN

Chris Teale
Chris Teale is a staff reporter for GCN. He was most recently a technology reporter for Morning Consult, and prior to that covered smart cities for Industry Dive. He also has had spells in local news reporting in Northern Virginia. He graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2013.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cybersecurity

Are we building cyber vulnerability into EV charging infrastructure?

Amid a nationwide push to electrify transportation, observers said that cybersecurity doesn’t get appropriate attention.

Cybersecurity

Ransomware response requires better federal, state, local coordination

Federal agencies most involved with cybersecurity should improve communication with each other and with other levels of government, GAO said.

Cybersecurity

How one state’s phishing training evolves with threats

Indiana regularly tests employees on various platforms and attachment formats, including prompts related to headline news and retests of scams those that have proved difficult for workers to catch.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Some workflows belong in the cloud, others don’t

New research shows that 88% of organizations have returned at least some data from the cloud to on-prem data centers.

Emerging Tech

Bitcoin-mining helps bring business to the city's ‘front porch’

As the first U.S. city to mine the cryptocurrency, Fort Worth leaders say the venture will attract more visitors and businesses.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Challenge to FCC broadband map IDs thousands of NY addresses lacking connectivity

Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state’s ConnectALL Program submitted the addresses of more than 30,000 locations that are either unserved, underserved or missing information.

Cybersecurity

Cyber range looks to inspire next generation of talent

The Louisiana-backed range will provide hands-on training for K-12 students nationwide and help fill the cyber workforce pipeline.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity front and center in voting innovation

Ensuring votes have a paper trail is a far better solution than relying on emerging, unproven technologies, election security experts say.

Cloud & Infrastructure

County puts ‘Band-Aids’ on power shortage pain

The electric utility serving Loudoun County, Virginia, cannot power new data centers until 2026, leaving the county looking for temporary solutions.

Cloud & Infrastructure

‘Insatiable appetite’ for internet pushes county to gigabit broadband

Clark County, Nevada, CIO Bob Leek said localities must meet rising demand and invest in the future.

Cybersecurity

Almost half of phishing attacks target gov employees, research says

Traditionally aimed at stealing credentials, phishing attacks are growing increasingly sophisticated.

Cloud & Infrastructure

States look beyond ‘lab to fab’

A large chip-making facility funded by the CHIPS Act represents an opportunity for state and local leaders to build a technology-based business infrastructure and workforce.

Cybersecurity

State, universities team up for local gov cyber assessments

The Indiana Office of Technology joined with Indiana University and Purdue University on a four-year effort to help ensure local governments have adequate defenses.

Cybersecurity

Enough with the weak passwords, already

The most common passwords on the dark web are those users have been repeatedly warned away from. Can training help?

Cloud & Infrastructure

800 miles apart, smart city partners share broadband insights

The North Texas Innovation Alliance will share its broadband rollout experience in a new collaboration with Peachtree Corners, which has connected infrastructure know-how NTXIA can use.