Cybersecurity

Defense against file-based malware

Content disarm and reconstruction technology essentially shifts the focus from file-based malware detection to prevention by applying a zero-trust framework to data.

Emerging Tech

New York to battle senior loneliness with robot companions

The state’s Office of Aging plans to distribute Intuition Robotics’ ElliQ voice-activated companions to prompt connections and wellness checks.

Emerging Tech

Roadside objects can trick driverless cars

Researchers found that cardboard boxes and bicycles placed on the side of the road caused vehicles to permanently stop on empty thoroughfares and intersections.

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Delivering Future Tech, Today with 5G

Scientists at Emory University’s 5G Innovation Hub are testing augmented and virtual reality solutions to provide surgeons the tools needed to conduct remote surgery.

Emerging Tech

AI and machine learning are improving weather forecasts, but they won’t replace human experts

Finding the right balance between automated tools and the knowledge of expert human forecasters has long been a challenge in meteorology. Rapid technological advances will only make it more complicated.

Cybersecurity

There are systems ‘guarding’ your data in cyberspace – but who is guarding the guards?

By decentralizing verification -- the single point of vulnerability -- researchers hope to safeguard digital identities, protect zero trust systems and bolster the security of the authentication processes.

Cybersecurity

Maryland launches Mobile ID for Apple Wallet

The Wallet-based digital IDs can be used for identity verification at airport screening locations.

Public Safety

Wristband tracks firefighters’ chemical exposure

Firefighters have a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% higher risk of dying from the disease than the general adult United States population.

Public Safety

Why government should do more to drive down the cost of prison calls

Incarcerated people are charged exorbitant rates to make calls or send emails, making it difficult for them to contact loved ones. But more connection with the outside world could help in reducing recidivism.

Public Safety

Biden’s executive order on policing could help spur local reforms

The directive, which includes varied restrictions and alternatives, drew support from reform advocates as well as groups representing law enforcement officers and cities.

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Top Technology Trends in Government for 2022

Explore the top technology trends making the biggest impact in government.

Public Safety

App eases public transit for blind riders

Waymap provides step-by-step audio instructions to blind commuters -- without Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS or cellular signals.

Data & Analytics

Visualizing vulnerability: County maps show areas of greatest need

To study equity differences at systemic and place-based levels, Fairfax County put census data on color-coded maps so that officials can quickly see areas of greatest need.

Data & Analytics

Graduation dashboard shows how education spending pays off

Utah’s State Auditor created a dashboard that shows historical graduation and spending rates per student to highlight differences in educational attainment.

Emerging Tech

When self-driving cars crash, who’s responsible? Courts and insurers need to know what’s inside the ‘black box’

Decision-making processes of self-driving cars are difficult to understand, but the growing field of “explainable AI” may help provide some answers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Hearing examines human side of telecom bills

While equitable broadband access was a recurring point of discussion during the hearing, several witnesses discussed the critical role broadband plays in public health and safety.

Cybersecurity

Agencies lack data on ransomware payments

A new report details the role cryptocurrencies play in incentivizing ransomware attacks and the government’s response.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Biden administration official offers tips for tapping broadband funds

Andy Berke, a senior broadband advisor, spoke to state and local officials about $45 billion in pending federal money to expand high-speed internet service.

Cloud & Infrastructure

NYC rips out last pay phones

The last public pay phone in New York City was removed as the city makes way for LinkNYC kiosks that offer free nationwide calling, Wi-Fi, charging ports, 911 access and more.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Is it really technology that makes a city smart?

When local governments narrow the scope of what is considered smart to only include those projects backed by technology, they fail to recognize how limiting that view really is.

State & Local

As remote work persists, cities struggle to adapt

The shift to remote work will prompt cities to focus on broadband access and remote shared workspaces, as they contend for workers who can live anywhere.