Three ways state and local governments can get people excited about data projects

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

State and local government officials say that staying organized and leading with open arms are proven means of building mature data programs.

Tornado sirens in Dallas suburbs deactivated after being hacked and set off

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Residents of two cities were woken up in the middle of the night Tuesday after someone gained access to the radio-based warning system.

Could facial recognition save Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam?

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

An expert on the technology says using facial recognition on a decades-old photo is a "long shot at best."

Dallas hires city's first chief innovation officer

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Laila Alequresh, a former official in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, will work on ways to improve the city through technology and new ideas, while also serving as a consultant to other city leaders.

Philadelphia ready to install 100 free Wi-Fi kiosks

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

The city has announced the next phase of its partnership with Intersection, which will install and maintain the devices around the city.

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.

New York City launches a smartphone threat-detection app

by Benjamin Freed • 7 months ago

NYC Secure will tell New Yorkers if their phones encounter unsafe networks. The city insists it's not tracking users.

Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout

by Benjamin Freed • 7 months ago

"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.

D.C. airports are selling their in-house facial-recognition system to other airports

by Benjamin Freed • 7 months ago

Washington Dulles International Airport is the latest terminal to adopt the new biometric screening technology, but when commercial options were too costly, it developed its own solution.

Oklahoma convenes autonomous vehicle task force to inform future legislation

by Ryan Johnston • 8 months ago

The task force comprised of state, local and industry professionals will support the growth of new transportation technologies on the I-40 corridor.

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