Commentary

Consider all options for the $65B in federal broadband funds

An efficient mix of fiber and CBRS-based fixed wireless will ensure maximum impact and the broadest reach.

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.

How database DevOps can modernize government IT and mitigate risk

By including databases in the DevOps workflow, agencies can reduce the attack surface and keep data safe, minimize human error and limit the damage from data breaches.

The metaverse holds big opportunities for the public sector

It’s poised to revolutionize how governments train employees, deliver services and manage systems.

Solar, telecom rollouts offer lessons for mass EV charging station deployments

Installing 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations in the next eight years will require cloud-based deployment management tools to coordinate work, manage budgets, facilitate real-time tracking and reporting and create a single source of truth for field staff and local leaders.

The unique challenges of authenticating poll workers

Identity and access management solutions that work for all poll workers ensure that the right people have the right access to the systems they need to run elections.

Securing elections to preserve voting access for all Americans

Compromises to voter registration databases or voting information websites could disrupt an election and call into question the accuracy or legitimacy of the outcome.

Why community health centers are betting on data collection to advance health equity

By collecting accurate data, local health centers can identify the needs in their communities, deploy resources where most needed and analyze the results to better inform care.

Implementing zero trust for government clouds

It’s time to embrace identity-centric security strategies like least privilege and zero trust to secure cloud-based operations for the future.

Protect elections by prioritizing public awareness of cyber defenses

By turning the spotlight on the processes and technologies that undergird election security, state and local cyber leaders can thwart malign foreign influence activities before they can take hold.

How logical data fabric boosts agility for state and local agencies

A logical data fabric lays across an agency’s diverse sources and provides seamless, unified access to data -- whether internal or external, on-premises or cloud-based.

How investing in sustainable infrastructure drives critical business outcomes

State and local governments can better serve their constituents with data-powered energy-efficient solutions that improve services delivery and minimize the financial burden on taxpayers.

The public health emergency will end: 3 ways agencies can prepare

Timely data, enhanced automation and an integrated system can help state health and human services agencies prepare for a potential influx of Medicaid redeterminations.

Deep data inspection: The overlooked element in government data security

Because encryption can make data quality problems harder to detect and isolate, good quality, properly formatted, exploit-free data is essential.

3 ways states can start paying down technical debt

After identifying inefficient systems, CIOs must build a case for reducing technical debt that includes managing project risk and performance impacts.

3 steps to help new CISOs to hit the ground running

To face increasing cyber threats, new chief information security officers must quickly assess the environment, establish strategic objectives and act intentionally on a strategy they have confidence in.

Metaverse will move the goal posts for ID verification

Agencies should partner with their constituencies to actively explore how Web3 technologies will change today’s approaches to authentication.