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An interim rule from the U.S. Treasury Department may prevent cities from using federal coronavirus relief funds on broadband expansion efforts. A final rule could be determined in the fall.
Branch Technologies, a company based in Chattanooga, Tenn., is trying to change the way building structures are created with its 3D printing process. The company recently received a $300,000 state grant.
A citizen-centric parking payment platform in Austin, Texas, that works with connected vehicles’ in-dash systems and better manages curb space is a lesson for other cities on how to power ahead.
The Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric project is a nearly 4-mile autonomous electric shuttle route in Whitby, Ontario. The project integrates with local public transit and smart city technologies in the region.
MiamiCoin is a new cryptocurrency by CityCoins Inc., which hopes to generate interest in a city’s municipal projects. Like Bitcoin, it is created through a technical process involving computers “mining” the coin.
The city of Brownsville, Texas, gets many complaints from frustrated drivers about how out of sync its red light system is. Now the city is collecting data from traffic detectors so that traffic flow can be improved.
As they responded to the terrorist attacks on 9/11, public safety professionals struggled to communicate with each other due to tech issues. Twenty years later, FirstNet exists to ensure this doesn't happen again.
The Spring Hill Police Department in Tennessee has proposed a new street camera pilot program to the city it serves. The program, which uses tech from Flock Safety, is intended to stop criminals, not regulate traffic.
"Gita," a $3,200 robot, is now carrying food orders to passengers at their gates within the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The fee for the service is $2.99, and a human worker escorts the robot.
A newly formed joint committee is looking for innovative — and effective — ways to crack down on ransomware payments, bolster localities’ cybersecurity defenses and meet widening gaps in the workforce.
The Yolo County District Attorney's Office in California is one of the first places in the state to embrace a software that redacts people's names, addresses and racial statuses from police reports.
Several residents of Hamilton, Ohio, have complained about a drone harassing and spying on them over the last couple of years. Now the city council is preparing to take action with drone regulations.
Plus, Ohio broadband program is now accepting grants; a new report examines the role of libraries nationwide in closing the digital divide; and New York extends the deadline for a fintech innovation challenge.
Some state and local governments are turning to managed security service providers to shore up the substantial gaps in the cybersecurity workforce. The shift away from a more traditional hiring strategy has its benefits.
Due to an unprecedented number of threats to election integrity, North Carolina must recognize the importance of year-round security improvements. State legislators are the key to funding these advancements.