After 20 years of what appeared to be unstoppable growth, America’s tech industry has spent the past year underperforming the rest of the economy, with product failures in new industries like VR and cryptocurrency.
With tech in a prolonged phase of magical thinking, its metaphorical drift has paralleled a physical migration into Los Angeles, where Silicon Valley companies have lately entrenched themselves.
After a slowdown at the end of the year, gov tech market expert Jeff Cook still sees big things coming in 2023 — especially from certain investors in certain verticals. Here’s what he sees coming.
Despite a slowdown in the fourth quarter — as was expected — 2022 wound up being the second most active year for gov tech after a raucous 2021. Here are the deals that closed out the year and what they mean.
The New York Daily News writes that everyone has the right to show their face in public, but having that face be scanned against a giant database by the cops is a concern for anyone with a face.
Despite claims that states can close the digital divide in five years, digital equity is a long-term problem that requires long-term solutions, and states must plan accordingly.
The transformative effects of artificial intelligence are coming faster than we recognize. For government, it poses an enormous opportunity for unprecedented efficiency. But, it also brings a host of regulatory challenges.
Replacing diesel and gas vehicles with EVs is the focus of government policy around the world, of $515 billion in auto industry research and investments, and of billions more in battery research and development.
The law requires travelers to show a Real ID-compliant license or ID card — or another Transportation Security Administration-approved ID like a passport or a global entry card — before boarding domestic flights.
Attack vectors in critical infrastructure are always changing, and agencies must move beyond just preventing cyber attacks and toward resiliency. Digital twin modeling can help governments prepare to work through any scenario.
Public-sector technology work is a force multiplier for improving the lives of residents nationwide. That's important to keep in mind, especially in the face of news like unrelenting cyber attacks and workforce woes.
To deal with staffing issues along with ever-changing cybersecurity threats, public-sector agencies at all levels should consider using a security operations center-as-a-service solution to protect networks and control costs.
Messianic tech leaders are now spending a lot of those billions on what they think is making the world better — yet often marred by the same sociopathy that made them so rich in the first place.
Government agencies need to collect data across the enterprise to protect their networks and respond in case of a breach. But what’s even more critical than data collection is putting all that information into context.
Why is it that in a society where the longtime prevalent view is that elections are run fairly, millions of people believed the opposite, with little or no proof, based solely on utterances of a small group of people?
Proponents are hopeful that after yet another extension earlier this month of the pandemic-era rule that expanded its use, virtual proceedings will find a more permanent place in the courtroom.
For many years, the financial trajectory of Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, validated investors' faith in Zuckerberg. He seemed to have the golden touch. Not so much lately.
As if on murderous cue, two new developments in Erie County have underscored the need to require social media companies to better police their virtual landscapes, including a crash where four teens died.
New York is serious about holding social media outlets accountable for distributing content designed to incite hatred or violence, with a plausible strategy to avoid the inevitable objections to limiting free speech.
Advocates of online speech — indeed, of Internet communications generally — are nervous the Supreme Court has taken up a case that could determine the constitutionality of a key ruling in the area.
With local governments needing cybersecurity support more than ever and federal grant money allocated for security efforts, more states need to take a regional approach to protecting jurisdictions of all sizes.