Tech & Data
An artificial intelligence algorithm found a correlation between green space and obesity in several cities.
Route Fifty's Tech Innovator Navigator Award finalists is an impressive group that is revolutionizing how communities handle everything from sewage to voting. We're excited to share the efforts of this impressive class of technologists with our readers.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Flea infestation in a Maryland state office building … New Orleans surveillance camera expansion … and a mayor’s unlawful city stationery use.
The state avoided having to make a change in election equipment before the midterms, however.
Virgin Hyperloop One fancies itself a railroad, but the question is far from decided as the company nears the end of feasibility studies in several cities and states.
The company will also build a digital forensics training program.
Two key officials say offices at all levels of government are rapidly bolstering defenses ahead of November elections.
The service is making a big bet that getting closer to tech startups will help deter future adversaries.
Emails describe wireless speeds so slow there was “no meaningful functionality,” raising questions as the company attempts to compete for first responders’ business.
The Senate Intelligence Committee also touted the Voting Village’s efforts to probe election equipment while chastising its naysayers.
But lawmakers want to know how to stop cryptocurrency miners from overwhelming local utility companies.
The program will also help two transportation agencies on opposite sides of the country share ideas and create a technology advisory board.
Eight states now have top officials whose job is to keep residents' personal information safe.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Wildfire smoke “fully entrenched” in Wash. … Maine judge ready “to go old school on no-show jurors” … new water rules roil San Francisco officials.
COMMENTARY | Tools should empower employees, not send them running back to spreadsheets.
Mayor Joe Hogsett welcomed the increased connectivity for residents, but just where it will occur hasn’t been made public.
While real-time data can’t clear the air of wildfire smoke, it can help people and agencies make smarter decisions.
So the city is turning to software that may soon fix issues autonomously.
Leaders should encourage change agents, and those government workers will need to develop and maintain certain skills and capabilities.
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