Microsoft, Nextlink partner to expand broadband in six states
Millions in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are expected to receive improved access to high-speed internet through the new partnership.
Los Angeles announces blockchain pitch competition
"Block Tank LA" will feature four entrepreneurs competing for more than $50,000 and a chance to pilot their ideas with the city.
IBM to host free ransomware exercises for cities
IBM Security will hold three exercises at its Cambridge, Massachusetts, cyber range where local-government officials will respond to simulated cyberattacks.
LA Cyber Lab launches threat platform, mobile app for local businesses
They can't catch zero-day exploits yet, officials say, but the new capabilities should give small and midsize businesses a leg up on cyberthreats.
New York City plots its next decade of open-data projects
In an annual report, the city's open data team chronicles the past year of open-data programs and looks forward to a more open and collaborative future.
'Smart cities' are growing faster than IT officials can secure them
Smart cities offer a lot of "bright, shiny objects," but governments need to make sure their cybersecurity polices keep pace, speakers at a conference said.
New 'Curiosity Lab' for AV testing has real pedestrians, steep roads
The new autonomous vehicle testing track, which is open to the public, offers to researchers obstacles not found on closed-track facilities.
Chicago launches technological transformation council
The new public-private working group, led by a City Council member, aims to help Chicago introduce emerging technologies in cost-effective manners.
One mayor's smart-city vision: No scooters, more surveillance
The mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, says he doesn't want e-scooters, but that he is excited by new law-enforcement technologies.
Public safety data needs a strategy, Atlanta CIO says
Atlanta's recent adoption of gunshot-detection devices means there's even more data the city find ways to share and manage.