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Galluzi has been the head of the state's enterprise systems for just over a year. Nevada's previous CIO stepped down in November, citing the changing responsibilities of the office and limited resources.
Google Public Sector, a new subsidiary, will focus on governments that want to build better digital tools and processes and replace legacy systems. Amazon and Google increasingly are vying for public-sector clients.
Highly detailed data around cycling and pedestrian activity has not always been easy to come by. Public officials and micromobility advocates stress the need for better data to make the case for more and better infrastructure.
The Civic Bicycle Commuting project is a coalition of organizations in Los Angeles working on a data-driven, community-based platform that encourages bike commuting and makes it easy and accessible.
The recent American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., saw a gathering of librarians and the companies that sell them tech products for their work, some of which provide a glimpse of the future.
He takes over the state’s Department of Information Technology from acting head Raja Sambandam, who returns to his previous job as chief information security officer. Mantos has more than 30 years of IT experience.
Colin Ahern, former deputy director of New York City Cyber Command, has accepted the newly created position. He brings years of cybersecurity experience across the government and private sector to the role.
The Indiana Office of Technology is offering a variety of services to help localities modernize and secure their web services, bridging a skills and resource gap that often hampers such efforts at the local level.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has discriminated against users by restricting who can view housing ads based on certain demographics. Now, the company is in the process of fixing it.
The managed service platform provider wants to win new state, local and education contracts via DSM while also increasing services to its existing clients. DSM provides data protection and other digital features.
Organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the Aspen Institute, speakers for CityLab 2022 will include former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Baltimore's chief data officer, and more.
State and local governments need to prepare and respond to a new round of cyber attacks coming from groups claiming to be protesting the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last Friday.
The app, developed by Amazon subsidiary Ring, allows departments to view and share information with users. More than 2,700 departments are using the service around the country as of mid-June 2022.
Newly reintroduced legislation could soon force social media companies to publicly share their policies related to removing content. Advocacy groups, however, have several concerns regarding the bill.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot also put two leaders in charge of the effort, including a city data specialist reporting to her office. The new effort builds upon a push to give more students Internet access at their homes.
A recent study by Carnegie Mellon University looked at the effects of traffic, weather and other factors impacting the safety of highway work zones and increased accident risks in these areas.
Local government agencies like Houston METRO look to make wise use of funding coming from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to strengthen existing assets while innovating for the future.
As cybersecurity continues to concern state governments, many have turned to task forces to address issues such as ransomware, phishing and other threats. But what have they accomplished so far?
With more students looking to fast-track technical job training programs to gain in-demand IT skills, states like Oregon and Colorado have placed more focus on workforce development programming.
Plus, Texas has released its initial 2022 broadband plan; Kentucky is investing more than $200 million in high-speed Internet; the GSA has announced its first cohort of 40 U.S. Digital Corps fellows; and more.
Utilities in the state are looking to new technology to fight an old problem: wildfires. Officials hope that by better predicting weather and risk patterns they can prevent and respond to the looming threat.
Promise, which focuses on delinquent payments, has selected Paya as a partner as both companies try to help governments collect what they’re owed. Such debt grew significantly during the pandemic as citizens lost income.
Golub has led the county’s IT efforts since August 2017. In his new role, he will focus on Oracle Cloud’s mid-market vertical, which includes local government organizations across the country.
The New York State Office for the Aging has launched a new initiative to bring companion robots into seniors’ homes — and they go beyond the common virtual assistants to proactively support seniors’ needs.
PredictEV, an electric vehicle infrastructure planning software, is helping utilities and other organizations plan the location of EV charging both now and in the future.
Nelson Moe, the former CIO for the commonwealth of Virginia, has shifted from the public to private sector with his recent appointment as the sales strategy principal for IT solutions provider Iron Bow Technologies.
The California cloud software firm has released a product designed to handle some of the most redundant and tedious tech tasks for government as public agencies are dealing with IT hiring and retaining challenges.
A private equity firm interested in diving into the gov tech market has put its money on the major GIS player, which offers appraisal, permitting and other GIS products to state and local government across the country.
The U.S. National Bridge Inventory maps the location and other details of all bridges in the nation 100 years old or older. The interactive map offers data around the age of the bridge, its condition and daily traffic.
The United States and the European Union are planning to work together to secure digital infrastructure in developing countries. Here’s why this is vitally important.
Legislators, advocacy groups and industry experts have spoken at length about the draft national data privacy legislation, raising questions about its chances of success and what it could mean for states' privacy rules.
The domain registration giant has partnered with mySidewalk to share data from their Venture Forward platform. The data suggests micro businesses are most concentrated in Nevada and Delaware.
San Diego County’s second largest city has announced a new IT director in Jose Cisneros. Cisneros comes to city service with more than two decades of network and cybersecurity experience from the U.S. Navy.
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati is going to be piloting a technology solution to gain a better understanding of its wastewater network and more advanced sampling methods.
Plus, Ohio announces a cohort of counties for its BroadbandOhio Community Accelerator program; the White House prepares to welcome the 2022 U.S. Digital Corps; seven new communities join U.S. Ignite; and more.
Cyber insurance won’t ever be “cheap” again, says Cysurance’s Kirsten Bay. But insurance firms might make it more attainable with ways to monitor clients for good cyber behavior and adjust limits accordingly.
A new online portal for would-be business owners in the state foreshadows other digital tools in the works to ease permitting, licensing and similar tasks. Nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs have used the software in New Jersey.
Newly released data related to when cars with autonomous technology and advanced driver assistance systems are in car crashes has elected officials calling for more oversight to ensure improved highway safety.
According to one estimate, thousands of lives are lost each year due to misrouted 911 calls. Now a large dispatch technology provider has introduced new capabilities to avoid those errors using device GPS.
In the ongoing quest to improve cybersecurity for North Carolina’s government and its residents, Chief Risk Officer Rob Main says a better workforce pipeline would take his agency to the next level.
Twenty-one states have a CPO position, up from just 12 in 2019. States appear to be recognizing the need to tackle privacy as government data collection grows, but CPOs still struggle to get enough funds.
The Seattle Office of Economic Development has announced an expansion of the Digital Sales Access Program, which aims to help small businesses grow through access to technology tools and trainings.
Planning and paying for trips across multiple transportation modes in San Antonio, Texas, can now be accomplished in a single app, enabling a long-sought customer convenience.
Mendel brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role, including working as the county's radio communications division director. Now, he picks up where former CIO Tanya Hannah left off.
As the U.S. begins the process of building out a national network of electric vehicle chargers, federal transportation and energy officials stress they must be accessible, user-friendly and interoperable.
Former CISA Director Chris Krebs, Color of Change President Rashad Robinson and journalist Katie Couric discussed the societal threat of dis-, mis- and malinformation as the RSA Conference concluded last week.
New York Chief Information Officer Angelo "Tony" Riddick explains the state's cluster CIO model and discusses how his office is working to expand broadband and close the digital divide.
After years of delay and discussion, Congress has released a bipartisan draft bill outlining a comprehensive federal data privacy policy. However, the proposal fails to adequately address two major issues.
The seller of local government software has partnered with the International Code Council to ease access to the latest building codes. The move reflects increasing activity in the permitting and licensing space.
The deal, first announced in May, has closed, giving CivicPlus a suite of tools centered around keeping governments compliant online. With the help of private equity, CivicPlus has grown rapidly in recent years.