An iPhone records a time-lapse of the sunrise from the Edge observation deck at Hudson Yards on the first day of spring on March 20, 2021 in New York City. (Noam Galai / Getty Images)

New York City highlights 2021 technology achievements

Advances in digital services, universal broadband, emerging technologies and inclusive innovation topped a new report.
A “face covering required” and COVID-19 sing instructional sign displayed on the entrance to a Metro Rapid bus in Hollywood amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 21, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images)

Los Angeles launches cybersecurity app for residents

The new LA Secure app aims to protect residents and transit riders from malicious networks and websites, similar to apps launched in New York City and Michigan.
Clouds dance along the mountain tops viewed from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center near Port Angeles, Washington. (George Rose / Getty Images)

Why ‘cloud-first’ needs to be every CIO’s mission

Washington state CIO Bill Kehoe writes that it's critical for today’s public-sector CIOs to focus on building cloud-based solutions that offer a seamless digital experience
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to press at the Hynes Convention Center FEMA Mass Vaccination Site on March 30, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Erin Clark-Pool / Getty Images)

Local civic tech gets $3.5 million boost in Massachusetts

Seventy communities in Massachusetts will receive funds to boost their local civic technology, the state said.
Sen. Joe Manchin, W.Va., is followed to his car by reporters after participating in a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 14, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)

Demise of Biden spending plan stalls next-gen 911 funding

After Sen. Joe Manchin's declaration that he won't vote for the White House's Build Back Better Act, proponents of next-generation 911 technology will have to find a…