Cloud & Infrastructure

Revamped UI interface streamlines processes for businesses, unemployed

Connecticut replaced its legacy unemployment insurance system with cloud-based platform that consolidates five unemployment systems, provides a single sign-on for claimants, cuts down on manual processing and provides better data about unemployment.

Cybersecurity

CISA flags election system threats ahead of midterms

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center are urging state and local election officials to secure their systems.

Emerging Tech

Bomb dogs wear sensor harnesses to patrol subways

New York City’s Transit Enhanced Detection Dog program features an experienced explosive detection dog wearing a sensor-laden harness that can detect radiation or chemicals the dogs haven’t been trained to identify.

Data & Analytics

Mobile sensors collect community air quality data

New York’s new monitoring program uses sensor-equipped fleet vehicles to collect billions of high-resolution measurements that are then analyzed for a better understanding of pollution in disadvantaged communities.

Cloud & Infrastructure

New York state pumps the brakes on crypto mining

With the value of cryptocurrency dropping and environmental concerns moving front and center, New York considers a two-year pause on fossil-fuel powered crypto mining operations.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud spending continues to climb

Between data-driven applications and supply chain improvements, spending on dedicated and shared cloud infrastructure is expected to continue growing.

Cybersecurity

Cyber insurance sticker shock gives some state and local governments pause

Rising premiums and more exclusions has some state and local governments questioning whether investing in a cybersecurity insurance policy is still a good idea.

Cybersecurity

California concealed-carry permit data exposed

During an update to its Firearms Dashboard Portal, personal information of residents who had applied for permits to carry concealed weapons was exposed.

Data & Analytics

Dashboard tracks city’s mental health crisis response

Chicago’s new Data Dashboard focuses on the initial response to 911 calls, outcome and follow-up, while protecting the privacy of those receiving services.

Data & Analytics

Updated digital forensics database speeds criminal investigations

NIST’s expanded, more searchable database will help law enforcement find incriminating data in electronic media.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Mayor launches IT modernization to boost services delivery

Chicago’s new IT modernization initiative aims to improve operations and deliver more accessible and equitable city services.

Cybersecurity

Hochul names first chief cyber officer

Colin Ahern will work with state agencies to manage cyber risks and prevent attacks and oversee cyber threat assessment, mitigation and response.

Cybersecurity

The changing face of ransomware

As ransomware continues as a profitable business model, attackers are squeezing the inefficiencies out of their operations.

Cybersecurity

Biden strengthens cyber coordination between DHS and state, local government

The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act improves collaboration between DHS and state and local governments by boosting the sharing of information and federal resources.

Public Safety

Lawmaker questions community doorbell surveillance

Sen. Edward J. Markey wants more information on “invasive data collection and problematic engagement with police departments” of Amazon’s subsidiary, Ring.

Data & Analytics

Inconsistent data reporting thwarts crime analysis

Almost 40% of law enforcement agencies did not submit any data in 2021 to the FBI’s crime statistics collection program.

Cloud & Infrastructure

County to build fiber ring and data center for local governments

The Summit County Public Safety Fiber and Communications Network will serve 31 Ohio city, village and township governments and public safety agencies.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud adopters are the ‘weak link’ in security

Threats are shifting from cloud providers to developers and users, according to a new report.

Cybersecurity

NYFD calls for help with doxing

The New York City Fire Department is looking for cybersecurity services to help it protect responders’ personally identifiable information.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is Job 1 for city, county IT leaders

Thanks to the attack on Colonial Pipeline and the growing risk of international threats related to the war in Ukraine, 97% of IT leaders cited cybersecurity as a top priority in an annual survey.

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