• Databases in the cloud: dark cloud or silver lining?

    Edge cloud still on the far horizon

    Despite its potential, low-latency edge cloud for smart cities unlikely to make a major impact this year, a new report predicts. 01/19/2021

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    Disaster recovery is a necessity, not a luxury

    With disaster recovery solutions, state and local government agencies can quickly restore service to constituents and minimize the impact of potential disruptions. 01/19/2021

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    DISA pushes bring your own approved devices

    Thanks to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing your own approved device (BYOAD) is now a high priority for the Defense Information Systems Agency. 01/19/2021

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    DHS issues call for infrastructure modernization

    The final solicitation for the $3.4 billion Data Center and Cloud Optimization contract seeks greater efficiency, better quality data, more security and better mission support. 01/19/2021

  • Hacker in a dark room

    FireEye hedges on naming Russians as SolarWinds attackers

    The company has not seen enough evidence to positively trace the hackers behind the ongoing SolarWinds Orion hack to Russian entities, a FireEye executive said. 01/15/2021

  • FAA tests drone detection system

    GSA drops most drones from multiple award schedules

    To crack down on security risks from unmanned aerial systems, the General Services Administration said its multiple awards schedules will only offer small drones approved by the Defense Innovation Unit’s Blue sUAS Program. 01/15/2021

  • rubic

    How explainable artificial intelligence can help humans innovate

    A computer that can solve the Rubik’s Cube should be able to teach people how to solve it, too. 01/15/2021

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    White House opens AI Initiative Office

    The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office will serve as the central hub for federal AI research and policymaking across government, the private sector, academia, nonprofits and state governments. 01/14/2021

  • How states stack up on cyber readiness

    NASCIO pushes feds for more cybersecurity help

    The National Association of State Chief Information Officers is advocating for harmonized federal cybersecurity regulations, a dedicated cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments and widespread adoption of the .gov domain. 01/14/2021

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    Pave the way to a smart city with vehicle recognition technology

    Almost any IP-enabled camera can be turned into a multipurpose roadway monitoring device that, coupled with artificial intelligence, can fuel decision-making for policing, traffic monitoring, parking management and environmental improvement. 01/14/2021

  • city map (andrea crisante/Shutterstock.com)

    NGA eyes expanding homeland security info with business data

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants geolocation data on U.S. business operating in sectors considered essential to U.S. homeland security. 01/13/2021

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