Cloud & Infrastructure

Signals along 'Smart Spines' optimize traffic flow

With AI-powered adaptive signaling technology at nearly 150 city intersections, Pittsburgh plans to improve traffic flow and reduce idling times for buses.

Internet service essentially free for millions under new Biden program

With a discount already in place, 20 companies have agreed to offer service for $30 a month. Advocacy groups are hoping states will adopt similar pricing requirements. 

Cloud authorization ecosystem to expand, StateRAMP predicts

To meet demand for cloud security validations, the State Risk and Authorization Management Program is working to increase standardization and create bidirectional relationships with other security frameworks for criminal justice, tax or health data.

NIST is building a 5G network to model cybersecurity for operators

NIST's draft publication is designed to clarify how cloud security capabilities can help protect a 5G network.

AWS launches digital twin service

The IoT TwinMaker service integrates data from multiple sources and creates a knowledge graph that connects data sources to virtual replicas of physical systems to accurately model real-world environments.

Why data centers call Virginia home

As the largest data center market in the world, Northern Virginia owes its No. 1 position to a rich history of high-speed connectivity and solid public/private partnerships.

Survey: No clear winner in cloud wars

The biggest potential differentiator among hyperscale cloud providers is automation and migration services.

TX-RAMP: Texas-friendly cloud security

The state’s risk and authorization management program ensures agencies find Texas-based businesses to provide secure cloud services.

Analysis: Texans without high-speed internet are getting closer, slowly

Like other states, Texas found out during the pandemic how critical high-speed broadband is for school, work and medicine. And the state is working to expand it — but it’s going to be at least a year before Texans start to see results.

CISA seeks comments on securing cloud business applications

A new program aims to develop consistent, effective, modern and manageable security configurations that will help secure information assets stored within cloud environments.

Arkansas outlines broadband connection plans

A hybrid fiber-wireless approach will provide the best near-term solution as future-proof fiber-to-the-home connections are built out.

Website makeover lessons drive intranet redesign

After cleaning up its citizen-facing website, the Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services is upgrading its intranet to support remote work.

Chicago makes childhood education data accessible through new cloud

The Chicago Early Childhood Integrated Data System will bring together data from across systems and programs in neighborhood-level analyses and program-specific dashboards.

Ohio tees up GPU-powered high-performance cluster

The Ohio Supercomputer Center announced Ascend, a new high-performance computing cluster to support artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and data analytics.

Pre-COVID modernization streamlined DMV services

Because North Carolina modernized its DMV portal prior to the pandemic, it could easily pivot to online driver’s permit applications, virtual queueing and automated license and tag renewals.

Mismanaged cloud services put user data at risk

When cloud services are not properly managed, attackers can "squat" on unused cloud IP addresses to collect personal data intended for other organizations.

Pardon application process moves online

Pennsylvania’s digitization of pardon applications is the first update to the paper-based process “since the advent of computers,” officials said.