Data & Analytics

Ridership trends emerge from transit data archive

The nation’s local transit data now sits in a centralized archive, giving officials an understanding of how communities use transportation systems.

Public Safety

Addressing the public safety resource crisis

By investing in assistive AI technology, facilitating collaboration and experimenting with new programs, agencies can begin addressing the multilayered challenges facing responders.

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.

Sponsor Content

State CIOs Report Greater Workforce Challenges

A rapidly changing work environment is demanding more of the CIO as a strategist while complicating efforts to fully staff a highly skilled workforce.

Data & Analytics

Report: Governments behind private sector in customer, employee experience

Governments have improved their digital transformation efforts, but much work remains.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The low-code remedy for public health IT

Low-code development gives public health IT experts a powerful tool to respond to new crises quickly and develop the platforms they need to collect and use data to improve community wellness.

Data & Analytics

The cost of wildfires is rising. But by how much?

States are struggling to budget resources for wildfire management given inadequate tracking and reporting of costs.

Emerging Tech

The ChatGPT chatbot is blowing people away with its writing skills. An expert explains why it’s so impressive

The text-generating model stands out from its cohorts for its mostly accurate and helpful responses and it can even reject inappropriate prompts, but one expert says the chatbot's impressive feats are still not up to par with human capabilities.

Cybersecurity

Local governments make common cyber mistakes, auditor finds

A Missouri state auditor identified key problem areas and solutions that local governments must address to protect against cyber threats.

Cybersecurity

Ohio to offer CMMC cyber coaching

The state is looking to help local contractors comply with Defense Department cyber standards – an effort which could have knock-on effects for state and local government contracting in Ohio.

Sponsor Content

How Agencies Can Bolster Cyber Resilience

Shifting critical information to a cloud environment can introduce new cybersecurity concerns if not done properly.

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

Text-to-image AI: powerful, easy-to-use technology for making art – and fakes

As AI-generated images become more popular, one expert says the inherent creative freedom coincides with the ability to create false and sometimes harmful media.

Emerging Tech

Tricky terrain is no problem for this four-legged robot

Researchers have developed a robot that uses machine learning to navigate its surrounding, which scientists say could assist in search and rescue operations.

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

How AI speeds time to repair

Artificial intelligence that monitors networks can help teams pinpoint problems and suggest repairs.

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

Covering the gaps left by the silver tsunami

Before the baby boomers retire and take their institutional knowledge with them, agencies should invest in cloud-based systems that will improve efficiency and attract a younger workforce.

Emerging Tech

Maine’s 3D-printed wood-fiber home

The recyclable, 3D-printed homes could help fill the housing gap while advancing sustainable manufacturing.

Data & Analytics

Data to help bridge the racial wealth divide

The Black Wealth Data Center aims to provide easy access to race-based data and empower evidence-driven decision-making.

Emerging Tech

In northern Minnesota, autonomous vehicles are hitting rural roads

As Grand Rapids becomes the first rural community in the nation to pilot an autonomous shuttle service, it’s a trial by snow and ice rather than fire.