Cloud & Infrastructure

New national broadband map offers granular look at service and gaps

The draft release kicks off a process where states, localities and the general public can challenge inaccuracies. The new data will be crucial in guiding how the federal government divides billions in broadband funding between states.

Emerging Tech

Wearables to keep responders safe, boost resilience

The Department of Homeland Security is funding five startups that identify and resolve health and wellness issues before they reach a crisis level.

Emerging Tech

An entire Pacific country will upload itself to the metaverse. It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message

As climate change threatens the livelihood of Tuvalu, the country proposes uploading itself to the metaverse to virtually preserve its land and culture.

Emerging Tech

The most future-ready US cities

Cities that leverage data, partnerships and emerging technologies can best adapt to changing citizen expectations, a new report found.

Emerging Tech

Environmental groups using digital tech to bolster data collection

Environmental data and mapping technologies are helping Virginia environmentalists raise community awareness and guide agencies' climate-friendly plans.

Data & Analytics

What the world would lose with the demise of Twitter: valuable eyewitness accounts and raw data on human behavior, as well as a habitat for trolls

Twitter provides open source intelligence, insights into human behavior and a way for people to connect with government.

Emerging Tech

How ten-sided dice play into Pennsylvania’s post-election audit

Department of State officials rolled ten-sided dice to generate a seed number needed for a post-election audit.

Emerging Tech

White House launches post-quantum cryptography migration

New guidance from the Office of Management and Budget outlined the initial steps for migrating high-risk systems to quantum-resistant algorithms.

Data & Analytics

Urban climate lab makes holistic appraisal of resilience

The Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative will integrate environmental, health and community response data to drive potential climate solutions that support equity and resilience.

Cybersecurity

How one state’s phishing training evolves with threats

Indiana regularly tests employees on various platforms and attachment formats, including prompts related to headline news and retests of scams those that have proved difficult for workers to catch.

Cybersecurity

CISA highlights space, bioeconomy as possible new critical infrastructure sectors

The agency also suggested existing sectors be consolidated and that there is a need for some agencies to exercise greater authority over private-sector entities.

Cybersecurity

Twitter turbulence under Elon Musk poses headache for governments

States and localities have come to depend on the social media platform to get information out in emergencies and other situations. But a surge in imposter accounts has some worried.

Emerging Tech

States test an electrifying idea: Roads that can recharge your EV

A few states are testing induction road-charging networks to power electric vehicles as they're driving using coils embedded in the pavement.

Data & Analytics

How data sharing revs up mobility decisions

What’s the expected usage for rural EV charging stations? A new data platform lets transportation managers predict energy savings for mobility programs from shared program data.

Emerging Tech

State expands life sciences, emerging tech clout with research institute

A new medical research hub in Maryland will use artificial intelligence, virtual reality and other emerging technologies to improve health care training, treatment and research.

Data & Analytics

How to reduce citizen harm from automated decision systems

For agencies that use automated systems to inform decisions about schools, social services and medical treatment, it’s imperative that they’re using technology that protects data.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Why cloud is a budget breaker

Misunderstandings about cloud security, scalability and storage has led to the vast majority of enterprises spending much more than anticipated, a new survey finds.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Intelligent, adaptive emergency response built on AI and 5G

Layering 5G with various forms of artificial intelligence can enable a network topology that’s situationally aware—intelligent enough to automatically and rapidly sense and evolve with changing conditions.

Cloud & Infrastructure

By predicting ‘disgusting algal blooms,’ water district hopes to head off damage

The South Florida Water Management District is combining its observational data with satellite imagery and Google Public Sector’s Climate Insights to predict the formation of harmful algal blooms.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Some workflows belong in the cloud, others don’t

New research shows that 88% of organizations have returned at least some data from the cloud to on-prem data centers.

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