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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.
Cloud & Infrastructure

StateRAMP expands roster of participating states

More than a dozen more government organizations will be participating in the State Risk and Authorization Management Program, a shared service that certifies the security of cloud products and services.

Cybersecurity

Ransomware task force outlines threat response

The Joint Ransomware Task Force is designed to unify efforts and identify ways to leverage the federal government’s unique authorities and capabilities to disrupt ransomware.

Cybersecurity

DHS unwraps $1B state and local cybersecurity grant program

Each states will each receive a minimum of $2 million for FY 22 for a planning committee and a cybersecurity plan that details how it will reduce their cybersecurity risks.

Data & Analytics

Prioritize equity analysis in agency planning, governor says

An executive order requires California agencies to advance equity in their strategic plans by gathering and analyzing data from historically disadvantaged and underserved communities.

Cybersecurity

State lays groundwork for cyber ecosystem

South Carolina expects to need 6,000 new cybersecurity workers over the next 10 years.

Emerging Tech

State takes quantum tech from theory to business

To speed the commercialization of quantum technologies, Massachusetts is investing in research facilities and workforce training.

Emerging Tech

Building back better with robotics

Southwestern Pennsylvania pulled in a $62.7M federal grant to build a robotics and autonomy cluster.

Data & Analytics

Dashboard, sensors report real-time data on city flooding

NYC FloodNet sensors deployed across New York City measure the depth of flood water and report real-time data to a map-based dashboard showing flooding over time at each sensor location.

Cybersecurity

LA schools hit with ransomware attack

Schools in the nation’s second largest school district opened on Tuesday after the attack, but access to email, applications and IT systems has been disrupted.

Cybersecurity

Getting the word out on election security

Between rigorous testing and certification, risk-limiting audits and assistance from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, state and local elections are vastly more secure – even if the public doesn’t know it.

Emerging Tech

One state maps out its drone-enabled future

The Ohio Department of Transportation is testing its uncrewed traffic management system that would allow drones to operate at low altitudes beyond the operator's line of sight.

Data & Analytics

Texas launches searchable database of economic development agreements

Designed to improve transparency, the Comptroller’s database allows the public to search for agreements by local government, business entity and agreement type.

Cybersecurity

3 states get $1M to boost small biz cybersecurity

The Small Business Administration has awarded funding to state-affiliated organizations in Arkansas, Maryland and South Dakota to provide training, counseling, remediation and other tailored cybersecurity services to small businesses.

Data & Analytics

Researchers to quantify political polarization

The Polarization Research Lab will merge public opinion data from in-depth surveys with elected officials’ rhetoric to help understand both the causes and the effects of mass polarization.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Massachusetts moves to modernize court IT systems

Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation to overhaul IT operations and security for the commonwealth’s courts.

Emerging Tech

25 emerging tech trends to watch

The selected technologies in the 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle feature immersive tech, accelerated AI and innovation around how products and services are built.

Emerging Tech

Beijing invests in virtual humans

The city government wants to invest nearly $900 million to build a technology, business and governance ecosystem for virtual humans that leverages Web3 technologies.

Cybersecurity

Emergency alert system vulnerable, FEMA warns

Internet-connected equipment used to send alerts can be vulnerable to unauthorized actors who could issue fake EAS messages.

Data & Analytics

Averting the next pandemic with real-time health data

The Center for Public Health Data would aggregate federal, state and local health data and make it accessible in real time so it can be used for decision-making as health threats unfold.

Cybersecurity

National Computer Forensics Institute up for reauthorization

The proposal would continue NCFI’s services through 2028 for any government employee who could help prevent or investigate cyber crimes.