Budget & Finance
Ransomware is now a national security threat, and states and municipalities require more resources to fight back effectively. A recent Congressional hearing looks to identify their financial and strategic needs.
On the second day of the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, private- and public-sector tech officials discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted smart city efforts and initiatives and positioned them for the future.
The new software combines a huge database for verifying identity with AI-powered tools meant to comb them, looking for fraud and irregularities. And it's found an early user in California, which was at the center of a massive unemployment insurance fraud scheme last year.
The Legislature has completed the bill, but not without strong words from some members who say broadband lobbyists tried to take control of the bill when they decided they didn't like some of the Legislature's proposals.
President Joe Biden has submitted a $1.5 trillion budget request that includes $24.7 billion for NASA during 2022, which is part of the budget’s discretionary spending that needs to be passed by Congress each year.
The data storage costs associated with the widespread adoption of police body cameras is hampering efforts in Stillwater, Okla., where agency officials say they are anxious to implement the technology.
Industry leaders say Minnesota's broadband access is growing on its own, but that federal action could mean better access far quicker than what Internet service providers could normally accomplish.
Nearly 20 Democratic legislators on Tuesday introduced a bill to establish a statewide public banking program to provide low-income workers with access to no-fee money transactions and debit cards.
The American Jobs Plan, to be released today, is proposing the investment of $2 trillion toward the country’s aging infrastructure and next-generation transportation technologies, among other things.
A partnership among US Ignite, the National Science Foundation and Schmidt Futures has selected seven projects in both rural and urban areas to expand Internet access and help close the digital divide.
The city council is poised to approve a contract to replace thousands of high-pressure sodium lights in the Linden neighborhood with more efficient, smart LEDs. The project is expected to cost the city up to $892,250.
In the early months of the pandemic, many states trimmed spending, froze hiring and sharply reduced their revenue forecasts, bracing for a grim financial future. Now, they are finding unexpected windfalls.
Thanks in part to the testimony of CIO John Quinn, Vermont appears to be moving toward a long-term fund for IT modernization projects. The fund would address several large needs, including an inflexible UI system.
In a move to modernize West Virginia's government-citizen experience, Gov. Jim Justice recently signed a bill that will allow residents to pay for a range of state and local government services online.
The state plans to spend the federal stimulus money for broadband infrastructure expansion into underserved and unserved areas. Several initiatives are currently underway, but officials say having monetary support will help efforts.
The Franklin County Broadband Initiative found that connecting the entire county to high-speed fiber would cost $73 million, raising the question of whether or not residents are willing to foot the bill.