Betsy Foresman

Betsy Foresman is an editorial fellow for Scoop News Group. At work, she writes for StateScoop and EdScoop, but in her free time, Betsy likes to practice her David Attenborough impression. She loves the First Amendment, Washington D.C., and Jane Austen. Betsy is a recent graduate of Texas Christian University. Go Frogs!

City

Utah to join states allowing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

If signed by Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah would join states including California, Arizona, and Pennsylvania that allow public testing of fully autonomous vehicles.

County & Local

How dark fiber can support flexible networks for local government

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

At a National Association of Counties conference, IT leaders shared the benefits and challenges of municipally owned fiberoptic networks.

City

For autonomous vehicle advancement, Mayor Peduto signs “Pittsburgh Principles"

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

He's signed a "first of its kind" order laying out the city's AV strategy, calling for testing guidelines and transparent communication between stakeholders.

Education

New York State announces winners of online safety poster contest

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Led by the state technology office, the program is designed to raise awareness of cybersecurity issues among students.

City

San Francisco plans to install AI-backed sensors in 1,000 city trash bins

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Technology from Nordsense will be installed in city bins to monitor and analyze waste patterns for service optimization.

City

Charlotte, N.C., hires Houston IT leader as new CIO

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Reenie Askew, currently the deputy CIO for Houston, will take the top IT job in Charlotte, succeeding Jeff Stovall, who resigned last September.

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