Cloud & Infrastructure

Biden administration launches new component to internet expansion

The Internet for All program utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to deploy internet connectivity nationwide.

Cybersecurity

Ransomware attacks on hospitals put patients at risk

The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., was hit by a massive ransomware attack during the COVID-19 pandemic. A growing number of health care systems have faced cyberattacks.

Emerging Tech

Code for America unveils first states in Safety Net Innovation Lab cohort

The nonprofit’s lab aims to help states build digital tools and services to connect people with health, food assistance and other benefits programs. 

Cloud & Infrastructure

How mainframes fit into hybrid environments

Integrating cloud and on-prem mainframe platforms helps agencies deliver new services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

ISPs offering low-cost wireless broadband get free access to DC rooftops

Washington, D.C.’s Community Internet Program will give internet service providers free access to city-owned rooftops if they commit to offering low-cost options for broadband.

Cybersecurity

Personal information of 1.8 million Texans with Department of Insurance claims was exposed for years, audit says

The personal data was accessible to the public because of a glitch in the code of the department’s web application.

Cybersecurity

Building a solid foundation for digital identity

Standardization and guidance on identity federation -- a reciprocal, trusted way to authenticate and share information about users – is essential for building a digital identity ecosystem.

Cybersecurity

Maryland ramps up cybersecurity

Gov. Larry Hogan signed three bills to improve cyber coordination and preparedness among state and local agencies.

Emerging Tech

AV camera footage can aid police investigations

Data collected by autonomous vehicles may help law enforcement with investigations, an internal San Francisco Police Department training document obtained by Motherboard suggests.

Cybersecurity

The plan to secure open source software

The open source community outlined key initiatives that can immediately address goals for hardening the software supply chain.

Cybersecurity

The front lines of government cybersecurity defense

Because employees can be an agency's weakest link or strongest cyber advocate, repeated emphasis on cyber risks and mitigation practices helps build a culture of cybersecurity.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Biden administration releases $45B for broadband to states

Guidance for the infrastructure program says states must make affordable broadband available to the middle class, too, and cannot exclude cities from being considered for the funding.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Multiagency system tracks student progress from pre-K through employment

California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System aims to track student outcomes and show the relationships between education, workforce training, social services and employment.

Emerging Tech

Connecticut expands mobility assistance pilot for the blind

The program, which taps the Aira service to help vision-impaired individuals navigate public transit, will now be available at Bradley International Airport.

Data & Analytics

How broadband investments can reduce food deserts

Expanding broadband in cities would unlock access to food delivery services, a new report says.

Emerging Tech

AI compounds discrimination against disabled

Organizations are responsible for ensuring their hiring and performance management tools do not discriminate against individuals with disabilities, federal civil rights officials say.

Data & Analytics

Heat island mapping program expands

NOAA’s community-led heat mapping program will be collecting data in 14 new metro areas this summer.

State & Local

Jail voting expands in Illinois

Voting from jail is rare throughout the United States, but lawmakers in Illinois are paving the way for more detention facilities to offer in-person voting.

Cybersecurity

ICE's 'surveillance dragnet' built with DMV photos, report says

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has used facial recognition to search through the driver's license photos of one in three adults in the U.S., according to a new report by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.

Cybersecurity

Managed service contracts deserve extra cyber scrutiny, intel agencies advise

A joint advisory from CISA, domestic partners and counterpart agencies in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance warns of a heightened threat to managed service providers and their customers.

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