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.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Power struggles in Data Center Alley

Higher electricity load forecasts and transmission challenges may create reliability issues for new data center projects in Northern Virginia.

Data & Analytics

Election info must be more accessible to disabled, survey says

Understanding how to better communicate with voters with disabilities – regardless of access to the internet – is crucial to making elections more accessible.

Data & Analytics

Preventing wildfires could start with data from controlled burns

Sage combines machine learning with data from edge sensors to provide on-the-spot detection, monitoring and analysis of a burning area.

Data & Analytics

City tests smart, low-cost traffic cameras

A pilot in Phoenix will test solar-powered computer-vision cameras that passively capture, analyze and deliver data that can help improve pedestrian safety.

Cybersecurity

Counties get no-cost endpoint detection and response services

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $30 million shared services program designed to help counties secure government systems and protect against ransomware attacks.

Data & Analytics

Algorithm predicts racial segregation in cities

The machine learning algorithm interprets the changes in the decade between censuses and makes predictions about residential segregation.

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