4-H and Microsoft released a report that captures how much broadband can mean to youth and their communities. Teens who lack Internet access were shown to be less optimistic than their peers.
Answer: Because of security concerns.
Six months after CSDC rebranded itself as Calytera, the company has announced another public-facing change with the appointment of Zeynep Young from the venture firm Next Coast Ventures as chief executive officer.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced last week that stimulus checks would be deposited for some citizens by April 15. But this timeline is overly optimistic, according to some experts.
Answer: The East Coast and the Upper Midwest.
The Australian company continues to build out its EngagementHQ platform by partnering with adjacent technologies, following similar integrations with Balancing Act, Granicus, Konveio and Auth0.
David Zolet, who sits on the board of FirstNet and is the former CEO of Logistics Management Institute with experience at several technology companies, will lead an executive team largely appointed last spring.
Answer: By making more face shields.
Answer: Amazon Prime Video.
Answer: There’s a sports game simulator that will tell you.
A new learning initiative in Los Angeles has ignited dozens of similar programs in the country. The model involves broadcasting state-approved lessons for kids without Internet or digital tools at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
A little more than a year after combining half a dozen top SaaS companies in the gov tech space under one banner, GTY is promoting its budgeting software CEOs and weighing new "strategic alternatives."
Answer: By launching their names on a rover.
Answer: Because people are getting off the Internet for a few minutes to show their support for health workers.
The World Health Organization was the target of an unsuccessful cyberattack earlier this month, with hackers trying to steal passwords from agency staffers. Officials say attack attempts have more than doubled in recent weeks.
Answer: Virtually encouraging people to register to vote.
By bringing TeraThink’s application development and data analytics to its federal government subsidiary, CGI continues its strategy of using mergers and acquisitions to build end-to-end solutions.
Answer: New York.
Answer: Oprah’s new talk show about the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Answer: There's one out there that can.
Answer: To reduce strain on broadband infrastructure.
Describing rural Americans as "feeling abandoned and desperately in need of help," Rep. Robert Aderholt has asked the Trump administration to address connectivity that enables remote education and health services.
Answer: A computer chip that can smell hazardous chemicals in the air.
The coronavirus is expected to cost public transit around $6 billion in lost revenue in the coming months. As communities across the country opt to limit public exposure, transit agencies will struggle to make ends meet.
Answer: By preventing a shortage of medical supplies.
Vital Chain, a Cleveland-based startup that uses blockchain technology to create a secure way of digitizing and cataloguing birth and death certificates, is the second of parent company Ownum’s product launches.
Concerns that the novel coronavirus could hamper turnout for the presidential elections have prompted legislation that could provide $500 million in funding to close gaps and allow for mail-in and drop-off ballot options.
In 2018, OpenGov accused GTY of stealing information and then cutting it out of a merger deal, and the companies filed competing lawsuits against each other. Now the parties have settled out of court.
Applications are being accepted for a New York State Digital Service program, which seeks "mid-career technologists" to drive efforts to modernize state government. Applications will be accepted through April 10.
Answer: Anything, thanks to this new website.
The COVID Tracking Project collects info from all 50 states and D.C. to create a comprehensive set of testing data for the coronavirus in the U.S. Data sets include results, pending tests and total residents tested.
Less than a year after its last cash infusion from investors, Ride Report is once again pulling in money. And in the intervening months, the company's customer count appears to have grown quickly.
Answer: With two all-female broadcasts.
A new report from Deloitte highlights the degree to which state and local governments are being targeted by ransomware attacks. These attacks prove profitable for hackers, who are increasingly having their demands met.
As countries fight what the World Health Organization is now calling a global pandemic, blockchain technology is finding a place in a number of efforts to assist individuals, institutions and businesses around the world.
Several of the most prominent membership organizations for state and local government leaders have united in support of an effort to urge federal decision-makers to invest in broadband infrastructure.
Answer: To other stores not owned by Amazon.
The gov tech startup, which helps governments create digital versions of forms, is now offering all customers the ability to put customizable payment fields into those forms, including popular gateways like PayPal.
Answer: If phone companies authenticated them before they went through.
Tracy Barnes brings experience from the public and private sectors, including oversight of four Indiana state agencies, to the role of CIO. He steps in for Dewand Neely, who left last year for a nonprofit job.
Stibitz, who has spent the past five years with the state's technology department, was appointed to the position this week.
The civic tech organization is working out how to address refunds for registered attendees while also exploring virtual opportunities for sharing the programming that it had planned for the event.
Answer: Clean the bathroom.
When Los Angeles set up a new system for collecting data from — and communicating rules to — emerging mobility companies, Uber refused to comply and lost its permit. Now, it's backing a group criticizing the data system.
Answer: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Voatz, a mobile voting app that utilizes blockchain, has been part of successful election pilots in multiple states. But West Virginia, the first state to use Voatz, won't employ the app for its primary election in May.
Gov. Kristi Noem has named Jeffrey Clines, currently serving in Illinois, as the new commissioner of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications. He starts his new role in South Dakota on April 6.
Answer: 1 million.
Michelle Thong, the digital services lead for the city of San Jose, Calif., was one of the founding members of the Office of Civic Innovation. Now she's leaving to join a tech company that works with government clients.
Answer: Pouring drinks.
Answer: Not if Apple has anything to say about it.
Answer: Pay for things.
Answer: It can rotate all four tires in 10 minutes.
Goulet takes over for Eric Boyette, who was CIO of North Carolina until the state's governor put him in charge of the transportation department. Goulet's tenure in New Hampshire has been a somewhat unique one.
Answer: The sun.
The public-private partnership hopes to bolster cybersecurity businesses geared toward protecting banks and other large companies, while also creating a wealth of new regional jobs in the process.
Answer: With Google Forms.
Answer: Smart speakers.
Answer: A good old-fashioned taxi service.
The nation’s largest provider of public safety software and technology has netted a massive contract, about a year after integrating with CAD-to-CAD and evidence management systems from other companies.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has announced Jerry Moore, the director of IT applications, as the state's new chief information officer. Moore replaces CIO Bo Reese, who had served in the role since 2014.
The new CIO of Baltimore first started working for the city government in May 2019, on the very same day it fell victim to one of the most damaging ransomware attacks ever to hit a local government.
Answer: By providing links to the official U.S. Census website.
Answer: New roads.
The company, now called Be Heard, has launched a blockchain-based solution for verifying users' identities it thinks could help with things like municipal IDs. The twist: All information is stored on a person's device.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that state CIO Eric Boyette will serve as the next secretary of the Department of Transportation upon the retirement of current Secretary Jim Trogdon at the end of month.
Gloria Lopez Carter, who has been a public servant in the city for more than 30 years, will be the city's interim CIO until a permanent replacement is found. The city's last CIO, Hugh Miller, left the position in January.
In a rebuttal last week to Axon’s lawsuit, the Federal Trade Commission says its allegations against Axon must be settled in an administrative proceeding, which Axon has called unconstitutional.
With the addition of real-time predictions from Swiftly, the Transit mobile app proposes to help Miami handle congestion this weekend by giving transit riders a way to plan their trips with specificity.
PayIt has already won contracts to provide digital services in Kansas and Texas. Now it adds Oklahoma to the mix, as the state plays catch-up on issuing Real-ID-compliant drivers' licenses to its citizens.
As Iowa’s chief information security officer, Franklin worked under several governors and collaborated with state groups to develop a cybersecurity strategy, update emergency protocols and secure state elections.