The productive working relationship the city of Austin, Texas, has established with its local university can serve as a framework for other governments interested in improving their communities with technology.
Relying on a one-off cybersecurity plan is no viable way for governments to defend their systems. Leadership changes, budgets and new technologies must be continually considered for long term success.
It’s often said that people are the problem in IT security, but ensuring staff are engaged with cyber protocol, having a strong plan in place, and coordinating efforts across state and local agencies can stop attacks.
Among the aspects of life that went remote during COVID were public meetings where New Yorkers spoke opinions on administrative rules and decisions at every level of government, from rezonings to regulations and more.
The algorithms used to create the synthetics data for AI in autonomous vehicles was first designed for use in big Hollywood films. But the tools were specifically designed to depict white humans.
Fax machines have largely disappeared from private-sector offices, yet remain in many state and local government agencies. Eliminating them will not only save money, but also push forward digital services.
Pressure on Facebook and its affiliated platforms got cranked up to 11 this week after whistleblower Frances Haugen told both 60 Minutes and a Senate subcommittee that Facebook knows some of its effects are dangerous.
Remote work and underinvestment have created a public-sector security environment ripe for exploitation — the government must respond. In the second part of a two-part series, Oracle leaders talk processes.
What if paying a ransom was illegal? While opinions vary widely, some policymakers believe preventing ransomware victims from making payments would remove the incentive for the crime in the first place.
Body cameras are now a common feature of law enforcement, including in suburban communities similar to Jefferson County, La., while four-fifths of large law enforcement agencies nationwide use the body camera technology.
Remote work and underinvestment have created a public-sector security environment ripe for exploitation — the government must respond. In the first part of a two-part series, Oracle leaders talk about the human element.
Despite legitimate concerns about misinformation online, there are also some major benefits to our increased reliance on the Internet to obtain information, including how it has helped to alter government transparency.
More AI tools are becoming available to help recruit and hire new technology staff. They take some of the burden off management to find the right people and also reduce bias in the process.
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.
There's momentum — and funding — behind improving state and local government cybersecurity like never before. But as leaders ponder how to use it, they should remember that security is not about the latest slick tool.
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.
The new Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative is already preparing students for important careers and protecting businesses, organizations and individuals from exploitive attacks.
Public-sector IT budgets are facing unique, though not insurmountable constraints in the wake of COVID-19. CIOs consider the pros and cons of monetary flush times, and how to build a better future.
If the country's infrastructure is to continue supporting its people — and if new federal funding is to be used well — then government officials must digitize, argues the CEO of Aurigo Software Technologies.
Shifts in how we think about work in a post-COVID-19 world could create an opening for fairer hiring with the help of asynchronous interviews, using AI to aid in reducing bias in recruiting.
An infrastructure bill provision that calls for cameras or sensors inside our cars to constantly monitor our eyes, head bobs and more does stand to bolster safety while at the same time raising privacy concerns.