Cybersecurity

Mobile threats prompt operational changes for government staff

More than 80% of public sector respondents to a recent survey said they have been forced to re-evaluate workplace practices as attacks on mobile devices grow.

Cybersecurity

Lawyers may be limiting threat info sharing

A new study examines how attorney-client privilege and work product immunity impacts cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

Emergency alert system vulnerable, FEMA warns

Internet-connected equipment used to send alerts can be vulnerable to unauthorized actors who could issue fake EAS messages.

Sponsor Content

Route Fifty Special Report: State and Local Budgeting Trends

In this special report Route Fifty looks at the latest trends and developments of state and local government budgets.

Cybersecurity

Rise of precision agriculture exposes food system to new threats

The integration of technologies into farm equipment, from GPS-guided tractors to artificial intelligence, potentially increases the ability of hackers to attack this equipment.

Cloud & Infrastructure

USDA to test mobile SNAP payments with state partners

Five state pilot projects will help USDA determine the requirements and resources that would be necessary for participants to use phones, tablets or smart watches to receive their benefits.

Cybersecurity

Misinformation campaigns and threats are undermining confidence in U.S. elections, official says

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is ramping up efforts to defend voting systems from outside intrusion, but the spread of online misinformation and threats against election officials still damage faith in the electoral process.

Data & Analytics

Accurate U.S. crime data demands more state participation

FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed federal data reporting from state and local jurisdictions, and how advanced technologies stand to help.

Cybersecurity

NSF invests $25.4M into cybersecurity and privacy research projects

The awardees will aim to strengthen open-source supply chain security, increase computing privacy for marginalized populations and ensure trustworthy cloud computing.

Cybersecurity

Cross-agency group explores next steps for identity verification

The group's new report and simulation tool will help officials identify trade-off considerations for different identity solutions and frameworks.

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The State of Oklahoma’s Efforts to Mitigate the Opioid Epidemic

Oklahoma officials have been able to gather more data around opioid use and better understand the extent to which individual counties across the State face problems.

Emerging Tech

Cheaper 3D printing uses little nozzles and a ‘slicer’

The new approach increases printing resolution and size as well as significantly decreases printing time.

Cybersecurity

Locking down identity and access management post-SolarWinds

The epic intrusion campaign has turned up the brights on vendors providing authentication services, but agencies will still need to be actively engaged for effective implementation.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Digital forms bring low-cost transparency, accessibility to city programs

With CiviForm -- an open source, shared software tool – Bloomington has streamlined the application process for scholarships, utilities assistance and IT equipment donations.

Data & Analytics

HUD offers $2.8B for evidence-based homelessness solutions

Applicants for grants under the agency’s Continuum of Care program must support their proposals with data showing local homelessness challenges and program service metrics.

Data & Analytics

Data-driven HR management faces uphill climb

While data can help state and local human resources agencies make better decisions, legacy technology, skills gaps and staff resistance can stand in the way, a new report says.

Emerging Tech

Mixed reality headset helps measure forests

With a Microsoft Hololens and the VegSense app, researchers have developed a suitable, low-cost alternative to traditional classical field measurements of vegetation below the canopy.

Cloud & Infrastructure

3G retirement blamed for some delayed Michigan election results

The Wayne County Clerk’s Office said the March retirement was partly responsible for delayed reporting in 65 counties across the state.

Data & Analytics

Averting the next pandemic with real-time health data

The Center for Public Health Data would aggregate federal, state and local health data and make it accessible in real time so it can be used for decision-making as health threats unfold.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Civic engagement takes off with digital survey and respect for community feedback

An easily accessible cloud-based questionnaire and analytics tool helped Corona, California, get more than five times more responses from residents than previous efforts.

Emerging Tech

It’s time for digital self-sovereign identity

As digital IDs gain momentum, their shortcomings—and the need for digital, decentralized self-sovereign identity—become more apparent.