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.

Sponsor Content

Disaster Recovery System in Baton Rouge Prioritizes Data Storage

By increasing its data storage capabilities, the city of Baton Rouge ensured critical information is always accessible to first responders, even during an outage.

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.

Data & Analytics

Opioid prediction model gives state life-saving prep time

West Virginia health officials can reliably forecast drug overdoses based on data from neighboring areas.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Nonprofit cites ‘inaccuracies’ in new broadband maps

Open internet advocate Public Knowledge urged the FCC to clarify the challenge process, the availability of satellite internet and the role of anchor institutions.

Sponsor Content

Modernizing Management IT to Maximize Federal Funding

The urgency of needed infrastructure work and the availability of new federal funding will accelerate capital construction projects in the next several years.

Data & Analytics

A new use for dating apps: Chasing STIs

As contact tracing for sexually transmitted infections becomes more difficult, some public health officials are resorting to dating apps to inform users that they may have been exposed to an STI.

Cybersecurity

State bans TikTok from government devices

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order banning state employees or agencies from downloading or using the app on work-issued devices.

Cloud & Infrastructure

States target mainframes in legacy system modernization

Security, cost and workforce challenges have states looking to retire, rehost or outsource mainframe operations, according to a survey by the National Association of State Technology Directors.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud app modernization: What is it, why should I care and how can I do it?

By rearchitecting apps into a collection of microservices, agencies can reconfigure and redeploy components to unlock productivity, ensure ROI and enhance resilience.

Emerging Tech

City seeks digital twin for public building interiors

As original blueprints are no longer accurate, Aurora, Illinois, wants indoor digital maps to update records and increase public safety.

Cloud & Infrastructure

FCC bans sale of new devices from Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE and others

Friday’s order to ban new sales and imports from five Chinese companies is the first time in its history that the agency has blocked the sale of telecommunications equipment on national security grounds.

Cybersecurity

Fight fraud with advanced technology, data and collaborative partnerships

Agencies that can turn the conversation from prosecution to prevention can limit identity theft and the loss of taxpayer dollars.

Cybersecurity

State invests in local cyber monitoring, training

Security operations centers and cyber ranges at two colleges will help municipalities across Massachusetts better protect themselves from cyberattacks and build a cyber talent pipeline.

Cybersecurity

State calls for threat sharing and ransomware payment bans

Texas’ Department of Information Resources said localities should be required to report incidents and called for a state ban on paying ransomware demands.

Data & Analytics

The next era of data-driven local government

Cities and other localities are entering a new phase with how they incorporate data into decision-making.