FirstNet publishes guiding investment principles
The FirstNet board established a set of principles for investments into the network, signaling an intention to build a roadmap to guide future improvements.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee dedicates $35 million to rural broadband
The investment is the latest in a string of large budget allocations from governors in recent months.
Los Angeles ditches mainframe for California's data center
The city has signed a three-year $10.5 million deal that officials say will free it from legacy infrastructure that is weighing down progress.
Nevada lawmaker proposes controversial 'textalyzer' bill
The bill would allow police officers to use a device to determine whether a driver was using a mobile phone at the time of a collision.
Orange County, N.C., recovering from ransomware attack
The county of about 145,000 residents made relatively speedy progress bringing systems back online and did not pay the ransom, the county's CIO said.
How the NYPD is using machine learning to spot crime patterns
The department has revealed "Patternizr," a tool used the past two year years to spot crime patterns nearly invisible to the human eye.
Former Virginia technology secretary's appointment to state board could lead to more drones
Karen Jackson has been appointed to Virginia's emergency management and homeland security advisory panel.
Colorado considers blockchain for agricultural supply chain
A new bill in the state legislature would create an advisory group to look at distributed-ledger technology in managing farms and the food supply.
Computer error briefly gives 66,700 Louisianans double tax refunds
The duplicate payments totaled $26 million. But officials have fixed the program that controls tax refunds and are now recouping the wayward funds.
Kentucky Senate declines to vote on bill lowering CIO's salary
Charles Grindle will remain the country's highest-paid state CIO after the Kentucky Senate declined to vote on a bill reducing his $375,000 salary.