Cybersecurity isn't infrastructure? 'Like hell it isn't' warned New Orleans mayor
As the city recovers from a December ransomware attack, Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the unfortunate incident vindicates her earlier comments to the New Orleans City Council.
Pitt think tank to review ethics of algorithms in local governments
The former federal prosecutor running the task force said there's a place for AI-backed technologies like facial recognition, but that governments can "do better."
Iran tension 'heightened awareness' for state and local cybersecurity, CISA chief says
Chris Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told a group of mayors to use the moment as an opportunity to improve their defenses against ransomware.
Courting mayors, Bloomberg says he'll bring data-driven 'smart' policies to White House
The billionaire and former mayor suggested his presidency would be a continuation of the “smart city” he pursued during his time leading New York City.
NYC air-quality pilot puts sensors on city fleet vehicles
Five vehicles in the South Bronx will test the technology, supplied by an urban design lab at MIT, with potential for a broader deployment if the data is useful.
NYC asks tech startups for help making the city more sustainable
Companies are being asked to apply to pilot solutions through 2020 that can reduce emissions, improve traffic or make the city's waste systems more efficient.
Facial-recognition ban in Cambridge, Mass., marks a trend
Absent federal regulations on government's use of facial recognition, more states and localities are coming up with their own rules and prohibitions.
NASCIO and NGA promote more state-local cooperation on cybersecurity
A new publication published jointly by the two groups nudges governors and state IT officials to work more with their local counterparts on cybersecurity efforts.
Time to level up your 'smart city' tech, says Baltimore DevOps chief
Most cities only have "Level 1" internet-of-things devices. It's time to start connecting them, says Baltimore director of digital DevOps Jet Lu.
Ransomware attacks matured in 2019, report says
Threat actors that target IT organizations like local governments and school districts have elevated their tactics, according to a new report from CrowdStrike.