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Shourjya Mookerjee

Associate Editor, GCN

Shourjya Mookerjee is an associate editor for GCN. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and has written for Vox Media, Fandom and a number of capital-area news outlets. He can be reached at smookerjee@govexec.com – or you can find him ranting about sports, cinematography and the importance of local journalism on Twitter @byShourjya.
Cloud & Infrastructure

ISPs offering low-cost wireless broadband get free access to DC rooftops

Washington, D.C.’s Community Internet Program will give internet service providers free access to city-owned rooftops if they commit to offering low-cost options for broadband.

Cybersecurity

Maryland ramps up cybersecurity

Gov. Larry Hogan signed three bills to improve cyber coordination and preparedness among state and local agencies.

Emerging Tech

AV camera footage can aid police investigations

Data collected by autonomous vehicles may help law enforcement with investigations, an internal San Francisco Police Department training document obtained by Motherboard suggests.

Data & Analytics

How broadband investments can reduce food deserts

Expanding broadband in cities would unlock access to food delivery services, a new report says.

Data & Analytics

Heat island mapping program expands

NOAA’s community-led heat mapping program will be collecting data in 14 new metro areas this summer.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Signals along 'Smart Spines' optimize traffic flow

With AI-powered adaptive signaling technology at nearly 150 city intersections, Pittsburgh plans to improve traffic flow and reduce idling times for buses.

Cybersecurity

EV infrastructure vulnerabilities put cars, the grid at risk

Hackers that target electric vehicle infrastructure can lock drivers out of their vehicles, steal payment information and even compromise electrical grids.

State & Local

EV charging station map highlights infrastructure disparities

Today’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure is concentrated along the coasts and in major cities.

Cybersecurity

City, state cybersecurity programs follow Washington’s lead

Federal actions like the executive order on cybersecurity or CISA’s Shield Up warning can help reinforce state and local cybersecurity efforts.

Emerging Tech

Smart pavement powers data collection, EV charging, wireless access, edge computing

With the installation of smart pavement at five downtown intersections, a Kansas town is driving smart infrastructure adoption.

Data & Analytics

The data states need to improve digital equity

A new playbook can help states improve the collection, analysis and presentation of digital literacy and skills data as they prepare to apply for digital equity grants.

Cybersecurity

Practice makes perfect when it comes to recovering from a cyberattack

And it’s not if an agency gets attacked, it’s when, according to one state official.

Cybersecurity

Defense against the dark arts: CISOs prep for critical infrastructure attacks

Threat information sharing and endpoint protection will help prevent cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, state CISOs say.

State & Local

Maine modernizes election administration with centralized voter registration

The new centralized system will help state and municipal-level election officials maintain voter rolls, facilitate absentee and in-person voting and capture voter participation history.

Cybersecurity

Report: Phishing attacks on government up 110%

Rising phishing activity is directly linked to phishing- as-a-service options, according to a new report by Zscaler.

Cybersecurity

Texas boosts local cyber response with regional security operations center

Texas Department of Information Resources and Angelo State University will deliver “boots on the ground” cyber support for local governments.

Emerging Tech

Traffic safety tech curbs pedestrian-related accidents

Two new tools will make the streets of Bellevue, Washington, safer by increasing the time pedestrians have at crosswalks and better identifying multi-modal traffic at intersections.

Emerging Tech

Streetlights leverage digital infrastructure for smart city apps

Cities are using internet-connected poles to support 5G access, energy efficiency, climate-related data collection and electric vehicle charging.

State & Local

Diversity can help bridge IT workforce gap, NASCIO finds

Because most job seekers want diversity and inclusion in the workplace, states must prioritize those factors, according to a new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

Data & Analytics

NC rolls out criminal justice data portal

An interactive data clearinghouse will give decision-makers broader access to crime statistics.