Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has entered into an agreement with California-based eVTOL company Overair to assess the feasibility of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft within airport operations.
The City Council has approved two agreements totaling nearly $2.7 million to shore up the city’s IT security. The investment comes after two successful cyber attacks against the city and county governments.
County officials are trying to determine whether the data that was stolen and leaked in October includes personal information about employees or residents. The ransomware group Play took credit for the Oct. 19 incident.
On Monday, the county issued a response to a cyber hacking group’s post on the dark web that said it had stolen county data. Officials have since reported that IT staff interrupted the attempt to steal data.
Dallas County, Texas, may be the latest victim in a string of local cyber attacks after a ransomware group claimed on the dark web over the weekend that it has obtained county information.
The decision to temporarily cease operations in Dallas came just two days after the California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked its license, saying the cars posed “an unreasonable risk to public safety.”
Robots and drones are entering the delivery space, pairing the package with the right-size vehicle. But these new options will likely come at the expense of gig workers, who rely on cars to make their deliveries.
Dallas County Health and Human Services is continuing to enhance the public health platform that it centralized several years ago to monitor and improve the health of county residents and prepare for any future health crises.