Cities and industry need to partner on resiliency after disasters

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Cities building resiliency plans should be willing to test new technologies that could help mitigate disasters, speakers said during a South by Southwest panel.

Michigan hires new cybersecurity chief from within

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Chris DeRusha, previously the state's deputy chief security officer, now takes the lead on its cybersecurity efforts.

Charleston hires former GIS director as first innovation chief

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

Tracy McKee returns to the South Carolina city after eight months as Baltimore's chief data officer.

Cities should advertise their innovations to gain allies, says Baltimore mayor

by Jake Williams • 3 months ago

In a video interview, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the key to successful, citywide innovation is civic engagement.

Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

by Colin Wood • 6 months ago

The city will host five public meetings in the coming weeks to ensure locals have a chance to be included in the evolution of the local government's privacy policy.

'Smart' streetlights could be used for widespread public surveillance, ACLU warns

by Benjamin Freed • 6 months ago

Though commonly advertised as environmental tools, the devices could instead be used by police agencies with minimal oversight to surveil the communities the technology was meant to serve.

Facial recognition technology catches first impostor at D.C. airport

by Ryan Johnston • 7 months ago

A man departing from Sao Paulo attempted to use a French passport that turned out not to be his.

A Maryland-based company wants to retrofit cars built after 2011 to park themselves

by Ryan Johnston • 9 months ago

While major automakers strive for fully autonomous vehicles, STEER Tech has ambitious plans to build a business around upgrading existing vehicles to solve one of driving's most annoying problems.

Drivers in Louisiana can now show police their ID on an app, instead of a card

by Colin Wood • 9 months ago

The state is the first in the nation to launch a digital driver's license.

Report reveals wildly disorganized and outdated IT at Baltimore Police Department

by Benjamin Freed • 9 months ago

The study, mandated by a 2017 consent decree, reveals varying standards for data collection across precincts, aging equipment and "virtually non-existent" training.

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