Emerging Tech

What’s next in government tech

Blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented and virtual reality offer agencies new opportunities, but modernizing legacy infrastructure will be key, a recent report says.

Cloud & Infrastructure

County streamlines business taxes, licensing

Clark County, Nevada, will be able to issue a consolidated tax invoice for its businesses, automate workflows and seamlessly review licensing applications.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Broadband map challenges underway despite ‘flawed’ process

Filing challenges is onerous and relies too much on crowdsourced data, observers say.

Cybersecurity

Local cyber budgets growing but still inadequate, survey finds

With cyber insurance premiums also rising dramatically, half of municipal governments may be without adequate coverage, one expert says.

Emerging Tech

State gets ready to capitalize on blockchain

A Texas work group found opportunities for the technology in smart contracts, records management and governance models.

Cloud & Infrastructure

States turn to tech to replace retiring employees

The Florida Department of Management Services is one agency looking to new technologies to help deal with the retirements of key staffers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How states can fill the tech workforce gap

As state and local governments try to fill thousands of vacant tech jobs, one expert said agencies should appeal to younger workers’ desire for meaningful work and flexibility.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Agencies climb cloud learning curve amid post-COVID realities

Digital transformation and staffing challenges are pushing state and local agencies into cloud-first strategies and more IT outsourcing, a new report found.

Cybersecurity

Expect even more fraud, waste and abuse

State and local government employees say that they expect fraud to increase, and they would like to spend more time preventing than investigating it, a new survey found.

Cloud & Infrastructure

An ‘automation-first mentality’ boosts customer service, reduces strain on staff

After the Avondale, Arizona, IT department automated its IT service desk, other departments are lining up to see how they can take advantage of the technology.

Emerging Tech

How one state jockeys for drone, AV leadership

The Arkansas Council on Future Mobility called on the state to capitalize on the rapidly changing mobility landscape by investing in its tech infrastructure and workforce.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Efficient public safety demands evolving tech

Modern cloud, mobile and data analysis tools are key to streamlined, professional police work, a new survey found.

Cybersecurity

More states move to ban TikTok from government devices

Maryland joined South Dakota in announcing a ban on state employees or agencies from using the app on government-issued devices, while South Carolina asked for it to be blocked.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Scarce GIS resources could hamstring state broadband challenges

The FCC allows states to challenge its new national map through January 13, but the requirements could be too onerous for those without specialized staff.

Cybersecurity

Chinese drones could expose state, local governments

Amid the uncertainty surrounding drones’ cybersecurity, a new program vets drones to ensure they meet rigorous security requirements.

Emerging Tech

Transit agency pilots gun detection tech

Philadelphia’s SEPTA will test an AI-based video analytics solution that aims to reduce gun-related violence on train platforms.

Emerging Tech

States enter the quantum race

Chattanooga is leveraging its high-speed fiber for the first commercial quantum network, while Maryland builds a quantum ecosystem.

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.

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