Cloud & Infrastructure

Multiagency system tracks student progress from pre-K through employment

California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System aims to track student outcomes and show the relationships between education, workforce training, social services and employment.

Data & Analytics

How broadband investments can reduce food deserts

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

Emerging Tech

AI compounds discrimination against disabled

Organizations are responsible for ensuring their hiring and performance management tools do not discriminate against individuals with disabilities, federal civil rights officials say.

Sponsor Content

How to Patch Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures in Federal IT Networks

Cyber risk management often starts with visibility, because you can’t manage what you can’t see.

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.

State & Local

Jail voting expands in Illinois

Voting from jail is rare throughout the United States, but lawmakers in Illinois are paving the way for more detention facilities to offer in-person voting.

Cybersecurity

ICE's 'surveillance dragnet' built with DMV photos, report says

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has used facial recognition to search through the driver's license photos of one in three adults in the U.S., according to a new report by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.

Cybersecurity

Managed service contracts deserve extra cyber scrutiny, intel agencies advise

A joint advisory from CISA, domestic partners and counterpart agencies in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance warns of a heightened threat to managed service providers and their customers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

School bus Wi-Fi qualifies for E-Rate, FCC chair says

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said broadband on school buses has been especially helpful in closing the homework gap.

Data & Analytics

Data-driven decision-making: Easier said than done

While too much siloed data is slowing analysis, cloud, data sharing and artificial intelligence can increase its value and drive digital transformation, a recent survey shows.

Sponsor Content

Nextgov Ebook: Ransomware Threat

This special report looks at how ransomware has moved from criminal activity to national security threats and how agencies are responding.

Data & Analytics

Measuring the administrative burden of government programs

Current measures of customer experience don't include the learning, compliance or psychological costs people face when applying for government services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How moving HR, finance to the cloud raised city efficiency, security

When Tampa moved its human capital management and enterprise resource planning to the Oracle cloud, it removed data silos across departments and boosted IT security.

Cloud & Infrastructure

County completes 5-year telecom modernization

The VOIP upgrade allows Cook County to consolidate its telecommunications and data infrastructure.

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.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Internet service essentially free for millions under new Biden program

With a discount already in place, 20 companies have agreed to offer service for $30 a month. Advocacy groups are hoping states will adopt similar pricing requirements. 

Cybersecurity

Survey: 93% of Americans fear cyber warfare against U.S.

A consumer survey suggests Americans are taking some steps to prepare for possible cyber warfare.

Public Safety

FirstNet, NIST launch immersive emergency response training lab

The customized space is equipped with a motion capture system, 42 high speed optical tracking cameras, a variety of augmented and virtual reality headsets, and gear and fixtures that add a tactile component to simulations.

Emerging Tech

Electric eels inspired the first battery two centuries ago and now point a way to future battery technologies

Scientists are working on a soft and flexible batter battery inspired by eels that might someday be useful for internally powering medical implants and soft robots.

Cybersecurity

Idaho maps out cybersecurity strategy

Successful defense against cybersecurity threats will require more resources, partnerships and meaningful information-sharing between public and private sector organizations, a new report says.

Cybersecurity

Cryptocurrency hype spawns email attacks, FBI says

An increasing number of recent business email compromise complaints involve the use of cryptocurrency, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.