Cybersecurity

Utah launches cyber task force

The Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force will promote cybersecurity awareness, share information, identify cybersecurity assets and resources, promote best practices and enhance cyber capabilities and response.

Emerging Tech

DIU tests portable private 5G network for responders

Responders arriving first at a remote incident can launch a private cellular network using a vehicle-mounted, backpack, hand-carried or wearable node.

Cybersecurity

California’s new strategy for prioritizing cyber defense

With its first multiyear cybersecurity roadmap, California is addressing critical gaps in the state’s information and cybersecurity programs, allowing it to better manage both existing and future threats.

Cybersecurity

Quantum computing: Expensive, uncertain, nascent -- and essential

The Government Accountability Office checked in with quantum computing experts to distill thinking on the technology’s potential applications, benefits and drawbacks; factors that could affect development; and policy options to help address those factors.

West Virginia maps out broadband investment plan

The state is applying $1 billion in federal, state and matching funds to expand broadband availability to underserved homes and businesses.

Data & Analytics

NYC tests transit airflow to prepare for hazmat accidents or attacks

Scientists will release small quantities of non-toxic materials at more than 120 subway stations and aboveground locations to collect data on how far they travel and what their concentration is when found.

Data & Analytics

Oregon automates hospital capacity data analysis

The Oregon Capacity System allows any health system in the state to visualize occupancy by type and location in real time.

Cloud & Infrastructure

CISA releases final TIC 3.0 remote user use case

The guidance gives federal agencies instructions on applying network and multi-boundary security for remote users.

Cybersecurity

Report: Government is the most-targeted sector by nation-state attackers

Nation-state cyber attackers are keeping their sights set on government-related organizations, which suffered nearly 80% of attacks in the last year, according to Microsoft’s FY21 Digital Defense Report.

Data & Analytics

Baltimore retools property management system

The Maryland city is modernizing its property management capabilities, making city-owned properties more visible to the public and improving property acquisition and disposition processes.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Peachtree Corners, a 5G early adopter, signs cloud infrastructure partner

By partnering with OVHcloud, the Georgia city will have access to compute, storage and other cloud services to help extract insights from the massive amounts of data generated from its Curiosity Lab Innovation Center and the autonomous vehicle test track.

Cybersecurity

Maryland outlaws ransomware, calls for statewide security strategy

Two new laws that took effect Oct. 1 aim to boost security standards for state and local governments and punish perpetrators of ransomware attacks.

Emerging Tech

New York testing drones with 5G network

Researchers at the state’s drone testing range will be experimenting with a 5G network to help advance innovation in unmanned aircraft systems.

State & Local

Las Vegas tests private network for smart city apps

Las Vegas will be partnering with Cox Communications to use a citizens' broadband radio service private network to test smart-city applications in a local park.

Data & Analytics

FCC’s progress on improving broadband access data

While the Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to accurately map areas that lack broadband access, it faces challenges developing a precise location fabric, according a recent GAO report.

Cybersecurity

Kansas, Missouri launch program to promote local security initiatives

The governors of Kansas and Missouri announced the National Security Crossroads, a bipartisan, multi-state initiative to raise the profile of and improve national security missions in the area by highlighting the expanding base of security-related operations.

Cloud & Infrastructure

StateRAMP posts first authorized vendor list

The list features 51 products from 24 companies providing software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service or infrastructure-as-a-service offerings.

Data & Analytics

Tracking physical responses, target accuracy to enhance combat marksmanship

The Office of Naval Research is testing whether technology can help it spot dips in warfighters’ performance or lethality.

Data & Analytics

Bringing big data down to size

The Department of Energy is investing $13.7 million in projects that will address the challenges of moving, storing and processing the massive datasets.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Energy Star updating data center efficiency scores

To drive energy efficiency improvements among U.S. data centers, the Environmental Protection Agency has updated its Energy Star certification for data storage products and will be revising its 1-100 Energy Star score for data centers.

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