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.

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.

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

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.

Sponsor Content

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.

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.

Public Safety

State and local law enforcement may get drone detection authority

The legislation introduced in the Senate would also establish a list of authorized detection equipment to ensure governments purchase approved technology.

Data & Analytics

NACo guide demystifies GIS for elected leaders

The National Association of Counties said its “layman’s guide” will help new officials understand the technology’s impacts and its return on investment.

Cybersecurity

Security alerts: Not all vulnerabilities are created equal

For critical infrastructure organizations without strong IT expertise, responding to the myriad vulnerability advisories released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is a daunting task.

Cybersecurity

National Computer Forensics Institute up for reauthorization

The proposal would continue NCFI’s services through 2028 for any government employee who could help prevent or investigate cyber crimes.

Cybersecurity

Public transit agencies are vulnerable to cyber threats, researchers warn

Researchers at the Mineta Transportation Institute urged transit agencies to have a unified risk management strategy and called on regulators to provide more guidance.

Cybersecurity

Verifying identity is the foundation of cybersecurity, state CSO says

Delaware’s security program aims to “walk alongside the user” as constituents access services and employees conduct business.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Bill aims to reclassify broadband as essential to promote net neutrality

Two Democratic senators unveiled a new bill to codify broadband as an essential service and prevent discriminatory practices.