State legislation pushed by one company to require contractors to install the software would compromise data privacy and carry steep costs for companies and governments, the groups argue.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors President on how he and his peers are helping residents confront the realities of today's economy—and what comes next.
In Anderson, South Carolina, school officials traded inclement weather closures for remote learning.
“We can only succeed better as we do more collaboration among all the government entities,” said the state’s CTO.
COMMENTARY | "We might not see another competition like Amazon’s HQ2 search for a long time. And for cities trying to become the next tech hub, that’s OK."
An analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that workers who sourced jobs through apps like Uber and Lyft comprised just a minuscule fraction of the overall workforce.
Several US Ignite cities like Burlington, Vermont are testing the tool to identify infrastructure like gas lines.
A Texas startup believes they have improved on the best practice of social workers riding along with law enforcement. Mayors at SXSW were taken with the idea, awarding the company first prize in their civic tech pitch competition.
At SXSW, a beacon of technology idealism, mayors discuss how to deal with the difficult problems that can come with new tech.
The port authority is exploring a new public-private partnership to get the Texas metro area’s unique mix of industries, like cybersecurity and defense, collaborating more.
The public library in a small Texas town used an assessment tool that helped officials eventually upgrade equipment—including buying a 3D printer. One community member used it to make a prosthesis.
COMMENTARY | From ransomware to crypto mining: state and local governments should expect “quieter” attacks.
Making sure officials know what things like artificial intelligence do is a good starting point, according to a new report.
NASCIO opposes the legislation proposed in 23 states. One company has been vocal in advocating for the bills.
COMMENTARY | In a rural state where agency employees are isolated in far flung locales, a digital transformation meant not just efficiency, but "a cultural revolution."
COMMENTARY | Facial recognition technology is new and nascent, but not a departure from the innate abilities humans are born with. Efforts by states to limit its use harms public safety and deters innovation.
New research offers some insight into where they could be.
The city has state-scale IT challenges, said Barney Krucoff.
State CIO Bijay Kumar himself comes from the private sector.
The agency is eying an April launch of its security operations center.
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