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Susan Miller

Executive Editor, GCN

Susan Miller
Susan Miller is executive editor at GCN. Over a career spent in tech media, Miller has worked in editorial, print production and online, starting on the copy desk at IDG’s ComputerWorld, moving to print production for Federal Computer Week and later managing content and production for all the 1105 Media's government-focused websites. Miller shifted back to editorial in 2012, when she began working with GCN. Connect with Susan at smiller@govexec.com or @sjaymiller.
Emerging Tech

Smart street pilots aim to curb parking violations

Chicago plans to use cameras to enforce parking rules, boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists and streamline operations in commercial loading zones.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Communities are rethinking their push for data centers

More governments are looking into the environmental effects of data centers on neighborhoods.

Cybersecurity

What motivates remote workers to protect IT assets?

Researchers found that fear of what could go wrong is the primary driver in getting remote workers to protect IT systems.

Data & Analytics

Data service tracks, analyzes electric vehicle travel

StreetLight Data’s EV Mode gives mobility planners detailed data that can help them efficiently build out EV infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

Counties to field red team pen testers

The Atlanta Regional Commission wants help conducting penetration tests on local county IT systems.

Cloud & Infrastructure

COBOL: You’re thinking about it wrong

The workhorse computing language suffers from a “major image problem” rooted in fundamental misperceptions, researchers say.

Emerging Tech

Startups get hands-on intro to the smart city space

The Smart Futures Lab in Denver provides a physical and digital community where participants can hone their technology and find government partners.

Cybersecurity

Ohio to offer CMMC cyber coaching

The state is looking to help local contractors comply with Defense Department cyber standards – an effort which could have knock-on effects for state and local government contracting in Ohio.

Cybersecurity

State bans TikTok from government devices

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order banning state employees or agencies from downloading or using the app on work-issued devices.

Cloud & Infrastructure

States target mainframes in legacy system modernization

Security, cost and workforce challenges have states looking to retire, rehost or outsource mainframe operations, according to a survey by the National Association of State Technology Directors.

Cybersecurity

State invests in local cyber monitoring, training

Security operations centers and cyber ranges at two colleges will help municipalities across Massachusetts better protect themselves from cyberattacks and build a cyber talent pipeline.

Cloud & Infrastructure

California looks to reshape recycling IT

CalRecycle is planning an enterprisewide system that can track, regulate and monitor recyclables.

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.

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.

Cybersecurity

Groups at risk for hate crimes can tap new cyber funds

Nonprofits applying for funding to combat hate crimes in New York can now include cybersecurity projects in their applications.

Cybersecurity

Automation key to vulnerability management, CISA says

By automating vulnerability disclosure, organizations can more easily categorize their exposure and limit impacts.

Emerging Tech

Can AI tutors give the nation’s workforce a competitive edge?

The number of workers needing new skills across a variety of emerging technology fields will soon outpace the nation’s ability to train them, but researchers at the Defense Department have a plan.

Emerging Tech

E-tongue tastes water for contaminants

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell are piloting a handheld, cloud-connected electrochemical sensor that quickly tests tap water for contaminants.

Cybersecurity

Why you need phishing-resistant MFA

Multifactor authentication can be vulnerable to phishing attacks, fake push alerts, communications protocols weaknesses or SIM swap attacks, according to CISA.

Data & Analytics

Street-level imagery makes data collection a snap

Cameras, LiDAR, algorithms and cloud databases make it possible for state and local governments to convert imagery into insights.