Emerging Tech

Metaverse will move the goal posts for ID verification

Agencies should partner with their constituencies to actively explore how Web3 technologies will change today’s approaches to authentication.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How one state is clearing hurdles to centralized services delivery

David Partsch, Pennsylvania’s chief data officer, said residents expect government to provide consumer-grade digital services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Labor Department's approach to modular UI tech for states evolves

An ongoing pilot with the U.S. Digital Service, Arkansas and New Jersey is working through challenges related to identity verification.

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Public Safety

Experts: Today’s public health crises are just the beginning

With new and re-emerging diseases on the rise, enhanced innovation and technology to detect, track and monitor public health is essential, two experts say.

Public Safety

Audit reveals why city’s efforts to curb homelessness fall short

Oakland, California, doesn’t have the data to tell if it’s making any progress on reducing homelessness, a new audit shows.

Public Safety

San Francisco police to tap private surveillance cameras

A new rule allows the police to request access to footage from non-city-owned cameras for investigations and to monitor events with public safety concerns.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Can smart streetlights kick-start smart city progress? Yes, they can.

Besides saving energy and reducing costs, smart street lighting can provide a backbone for innovative and cutting-edge IoT city deployments.

Cybersecurity

Cyber mandates too costly for water utilities, experts say

A House hearing saw expert testimony emphasizing the need for steady funding to cybersecurity programs in water utility providers––especially in rural regions. 

Public Safety

One city's proposed e-scooter ultimatum: No sidewalks or no scooting

The new plan under consideration in San Francisco would require all of the transportation devices to have anti-sidewalk technology or to stop operation.

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Data & Analytics

Detroit sues the U.S. Census Bureau over alleged undercounts

The Census Bureau contends that Detroit lost 7,100 residents from 2020 to 2021, but Mayor Mike Duggan said that number is inaccurate.

Data & Analytics

Investigators tap data, tech, tipsters to root out fraudsters

While prevention is the best defense against fraud, waste and abuse, the majority of state and local government analysts say they have the tools and resources they need to unravel complex webs of fraud, a recent survey says.

Data & Analytics

Dashboard showcases local-level census data

Data Explorer allows city officials and residents in Takoma Park, Maryland, to explore detailed demographic data on their community.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Focus on digital equity in broadband push, official urges

Andy Berke, NTIA’s special representative for broadband, said the infrastructure buildout is just the first step to ensuring that everyone can take advantage of the internet.

Emerging Tech

California legalizes human composting

Starting in 2027, California will allow human composting, a green-burial option that is also legal in Colorado, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.

Data & Analytics

Math could help crack forensic genetic cases 10x faster

Using a mathematical probability theory, forensic scientists can match DNA to unidentified persons and their relatives more efficiently.

Cloud & Infrastructure

StateRAMP expands roster of participating states

More than a dozen more government organizations will be participating in the State Risk and Authorization Management Program, a shared service that certifies the security of cloud products and services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Telemedicine increases health equity for inmates

Colorado’s Department of Corrections is providing medical treatment via remote video consultations and connected scopes over fiber connections, which not only improves health outcomes but also minimizes the security and staffing needs required to transport prisoners to specialists.

Cybersecurity

Federal cyber grants could foster greater cooperation between state, local governments

States can provide cybersecurity services to local governments in lieu of cash funding, DHS said, while required planning committees can comprise many stakeholders.

Cloud & Infrastructure

NTIA updates broadband funding site

The changes will help state, local and tribal governments tap into federal funding opportunities to expand and improve internet access within their communities.