Data & Analytics

Citizen science volunteers are almost entirely white

According to a study of volunteers prior to 2020, 95% of citizen scientists identified as white.

Cybersecurity

Hochul names first chief cyber officer

Colin Ahern will work with state agencies to manage cyber risks and prevent attacks and oversee cyber threat assessment, mitigation and response.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Taking the payment friction out of regional transit

With the upgraded app, Cleveland-area riders can buy fares for 14 transit agencies across the region.

Sponsor Content

The Top 5 Ways to Optimize Agency CX

Here are some key takeaways from a recent webinar discussing the top trends in federal CX optimization, and how new technology can improve CX.

Cybersecurity

The changing face of ransomware

As ransomware continues as a profitable business model, attackers are squeezing the inefficiencies out of their operations.

Cybersecurity

Allied cybersecurity agencies advise against disabling popular tool for cyberattackers

The Microsoft program – PowerShell – has granted malicious actors in major hacks remote command and control ability over victims, but, by the same token, it can improve cybersecurity management across an enterprise.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Low-cost sensors are helping communities find gaps in air quality data

Portable air sensors are helping citizen-scientists living near fracking or industrial operations collect data on volatile organic compounds -- pollutants not tracked by EPA monitors.

Emerging Tech

Internet data produces a racist, sexist robot

The AI-based robot developed significant gender and racial biases, gravitating more towards men and white individuals while drawing conclusions about occupation after a glance at their face.

Cybersecurity

Making the case for identity access management

Leadership buy-in and user-centric implementations will help ensure successful deployment of IAM solutions, one cyber expert says.

Public Safety

Navigable 3D site models would improve responder, law enforcement training

The intelligence community's research arm wants to use images collected at a range of altitudes to create seamless, photorealistic walk-throughs for law enforcement, military or aid workers familiarizing themselves with a location before their arrival.

Sponsor Content

How Agencies Can Foster Inclusion in the Remote Workforce

As hybrid work skyrockets across the globe for the federal workforce, agencies must adopt new technologies and tools to facilitate a productive and inclusive workplace.

Cybersecurity

How volunteers help states shore up cybersecurity

Programs in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio bring in volunteer experts to conduct assessments and incident response for government systems.

Public Safety

State DOT gets new operations center

Nebraska’s new State Operations Center will provide motorists with more timely information on travel conditions.

Cloud & Infrastructure

States need to invest in unemployment systems, Labor secretary tells Congress

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke with lawmakers about a week after the Government Accountability Office added the unemployment program to its high risk list of poorly performing government programs.

Cybersecurity

GAO calls for deeper analysis of federal cyber insurance option

The scope of coverage, financial implications to taxpayers and potentially counterproductive incentives must be considered while examining the need for a federal cyber insurance program, the government watchdog said.

Data & Analytics

This state will hire you — no college degree required

Maryland has removed the four-year requirement for thousands of jobs -- including information technology specialists.

Cybersecurity

Biden strengthens cyber coordination between DHS and state, local government

The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act improves collaboration between DHS and state and local governments by boosting the sharing of information and federal resources.

Data & Analytics

County equity analysis puts data in the spotlight

Milwaukee County experimented with machine learning to analyze statues and policies and identify biased or discriminatory language.

Data & Analytics

How can cities respond to extreme heat?

A new report offers a practical framework to help communities ensure urban heat resilience planning efforts are as effective and equitable as possible.

Data & Analytics

State broadband map delivers granular connectivity data

Officials in New York can now use address-level data to better identify homes and businesses lacking access to affordable broadband.