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Data

    Data-driven reporting and analysis from Government Technology writers and editors.

    Russian-linked ransomware. Billions of dollars in cyber insurance. A growing workforce. Understanding the latest data on cybersecurity in the public sector is critical to establishing a secure and productive operation.
    Two companies have announced a new partnership, combining Aclima’s air quality data with UrbanFootprint’s vulnerability data. The data shows disproportionate impacts on people of color and low-income communities.
    The rise of cloud services in the past decade has been seen across all industries. In the state and local gov tech industry, about one-sixth of funding opportunities are for cloud computing services.
    Heat waves have hit cities around the country this summer. With extreme heat and heat-related disasters projected to increase, local governments are considering the ways they can help mitigate risk.
    Roads and water infrastructure top the list of local priorities, but broadband expansion and clean energy projects are proving popular as cities face increased demand for these newer technologies.
    Scooter-share systems continue to rise in popularity around the U.S. as bike-share systems break ridership records. With options to pick from, cities are navigating new and maturing relationships with operators.
    Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Government Technology took a look at the way the workforce has changed over the past 10 years and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Security concerns and the inability to provide a paper trail have all but eliminated the once-popular devices which stored votes directly on electronic memory. Ballot marking devices have largely replaced them.
    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.
    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.