Emerging Tech

This crafty tool can eavesdrop on 6G wireless signals

With a tool made out of simple materials like office paper and a metallic foil transfer, attackers can listen in on 6G transmissions between two users, researchers said.

Cybersecurity

Authentication considerations for state and local governments

Multifactor authentication adds a layer of security to accessing accounts but agencies should know the differences between methods.

Cybersecurity

Software bill of materials is about more than compliance, expert says

As organizations look to hammer out the standards for SBOMs, they’re also looking at how to automate the vulnerability checking process.

State & Local

USPS Plans to Close More Facilities and Repurpose Those That Remain

As Louis DeJoy seeks to implement his vision, new confirmed board members could tip the scales for USPS governance.

Cybersecurity

EPA seeks funding to improve the cybersecurity of America’s water systems

The Environmental Protection Agency aims to invest $4 billion in upgrades to the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure with a strong focus on cybersecurity.

Emerging Tech

Cities that hyped crypto are now contending with the crash

This month's cryptocurrency market meltdown is raising new questions about how far local governments and public officials should go getting involved with the virtual asset.

Cybersecurity

How XDR can identify and fill the cracks in state and local government’s cybersecurity posture

By enabling security solutions to do what they’re intended to do—identify threats—extended detection response better equips security personnel to analyze these identified vulnerabilities and respond to inbound threats.

Cybersecurity

New DOJ guidance on key hacking law creates carve out for security researchers

Nearly a decade after the death of open-access advocate Aaron Schwartz, his legacy is still playing out in cybersecurity policy.

Cloud & Infrastructure

State and local governments turn to normalizing the ‘new normal’ workplace

With lessons from the rapid shift to telework, officials are rejiggering plans for hybrid environments and keeping nimble, problem-solving mentalities.

Emerging Tech

Nonprogrammers are building more of the world’s software – a computer scientist explains ‘no-code’

No-code platforms could play a prominent role in the future of artificial intelligence, and reduce the time it takes to train machine learning models.

State & Local

New online hub to help cities apply for federal infrastructure funding

The $50 million initiative will provide advice and resources to municipalities, especially small towns, through public sector groups and nonprofits, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

State & Local

How a Virginia county wooed Amazon and Boeing

It takes more than tax breaks to get large tech companies to come to a locality.

Data & Analytics

Miami taps smart tech to verify commercial water use

The pilot program aims to identify meters that are not accurately tracking water use and help the county recover revenue lost to undercounting.

Public Safety

Biden says agencies will be ready for hurricane season. But a watchdog is warning of shortfalls

Federal responders will have what they need, president says. GAO says the government should do more to help local communities prepare.

Cybersecurity

Legislation promoting cyber collaboration between DHS and states awaits Biden signature

The legislation would improve information sharing between federal cybersecurity authorities and state and local governments.

Public Safety

How 5G can transform public safety

At this time, 5G technology is still finding its feet, but it has already proven its value in several life-saving situations.

Data & Analytics

Postal Service should 'act swiftly' to scale up identity services, IG says

USPS is working with the General Services Administration on more in-person options for Login.gov, according to a new whitepaper from the U.S. Postal Service's Inspector General.

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.

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