Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wants more information from the FBI and the Environmental Protection Agency about the recent cybersecurity breach at a Florida water utility.
A strategic plan backed by smarter technology can not only help get elected officials up to speed on government finance more quickly, it can also help foster trust among constituents.
Security experts understand the desire of entrepreneurs and election officials to use new voting methods to reach voters who may be disenfranchised by in-person or mail-in voting, but the security risk might be too great, they say.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is using simulation technology that collects publicly available data from multiple sources and overlays it on a map so that firefighters can predict a blaze’s behavior in real time.
Now that the redistricting data will not be delivered until Sept. 30 states are scrambling to adapt.
When the sheriff of Oldsmar, Fla., held a press conference to discuss a hack into the city’s water treatment facility, many cybersecurity experts were surprised – not by the hack, but by the publicity.
The city built cell sites at government-owned facilities such as fire departments and libraries that were already connected to Tucson’s existing fiber backbone.
A group of Senate Democrats have introduced a bill to revamp state unemployment insurance systems by creating a set of shareable technology capabilities that focus on user experience.
The unfortunate reality is that state and local agencies either don’t prioritize cybersecurity threats correctly or don’t have the money -- or the technical expertise -- to harden their computing environments on their own.
Cities, states, businesses and tech volunteers are creating vaccination scheduling websites and apps, but frustration abounds because of misunderstood or changing rules and the unpredictably short supply of vaccine.