Doctors at the UMass Memorial Medical Center have employed a new assistant on different surgeries: the Single-Port DaVinci robot. The robot is able to make much smaller incisions, which helps with recovery.
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 Florida judge has ruled that a Costco website doesn’t violate user privacy with tracking software and that the situation is not akin to being illegally wiretapped. Other cases have received similar rulings recently.
Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
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.
After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, political leaders made a number of changes to how homeland security is maintained. Some experts say these changes are still having negative effects on people's rights.
North Carolina was one of many states to release a contact tracing app during the pandemic. However, the state’s app, SlowCOVIDNC, hasn’t led to any meaningful results in terms of public health.
Improving national security and filling unmet cybersecurity demand requires organizations to go beyond the strategies that have produced a largely white and male workforce, panelists and Aspen Institute researchers said.
In his first year as Arkansas chief technology officer, Jonathan Askins brings his private-sector background to bear on state IT modernization, broadband and where the state stands in its ongoing data work.
Hawaii’s new portal, launched by the Department of Human Services, brings new technology into the process of connecting foster kids to caregivers, making the process faster and easier.
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.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom will soon review a variety of bills aiming to improve the state's unemployment insurance system, which has come under fire for slowness, fraud and poor management.
"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.
As part of an effort to standardize and integrate Illinois' core business processes, the last seven agencies have been moved over to the state's enterprise resource planning finance platform.
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.
Cook County, Ill., CIO Tom Lynch explains how making data-driven decisions based on good governance from the start would be the first phase if he were to build a new IT shop from the ground up.
Earlier this week, Internet service providers were able to start applying for the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program, which will distribute $250 million in grants. Applications must be filed by Nov. 8.
Asked how she would build a brand-new government IT office, veteran public CIO Teri Takai cited appointing the right people to leadership positions as the way to think outside the box and see success.
Schachter formerly served as the chief technology officer for the New York City Department of Transportation. He brings more than 26 years of local public-sector experience to the federal government.
Former Wisconsin Department of Health Services CISO Shane Dwyer brings considerable public-sector experience to his new role as Iowa’s state CISO. He replaces Jeff Franklin, who left the position in January 2020.
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.