Seattle CISO announces retirement

Andrew Cushman, a former Microsoft cybersecurity director who joined the city government in 2019, plans to step down later this year.

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Baltimore mayor names data officer and city's first broadband director

by • 5 days ago

The new chief data officer will work out of City Hall, rather than the IT office, a switch government data gurus have argued for.

South Carolina, Apple to build computer labs promoting digital equity

by • 7 days ago

The state plans to use pandemic relief funds to build computer labs for people who live near the University of South Carolina and a historically Black college.

Seattle's annual digital-equity grants target K-12, adult learners

by • 2 weeks ago

The annual program this year generated $848,000 to supply learners with new laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, tech-literacy training and mentorship services.

North American cities are 'most digitally advanced,' new report says

by • 2 weeks ago

North American cities are the most prepared to deploy connected infrastructure and data-driven systems, according to new research from ESI ThoughtLab.

Cities need a digital transformation jump-start

by • 2 weeks ago

A shortage of vision, leadership, skills or funding are the most common stumbling blocks in cities lacking digital services.

Northern Virginia city, Virginia Tech plan smart-city test bed

by • 3 weeks ago

Falls Church, a Washington, D.C., suburb will collaborate with Virginia Tech on a 44-acre smart city site to pilot emerging and connected transportation technologies.

Rosenworcel says ISPs are flocking to 'historic' broadband subsidy effort

by • 3 weeks ago

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the agency is prioritizing the expansion of broadband access during the pandemic.

On-demand autonomous vehicles hit the streets in Arlington, Texas

by • 3 weeks ago

The ride-hailing service is the first of its kind, according to executives from the transportation company Via, which is leading the one-year pilot.

Law enforcement training software merges with 'early warning' system for bad cops

by • 3 weeks ago

Envisage Technologies, a supplier of training and compliance software, is buying Guardian Tracking, which uses data to warn about potential officer misconduct.

COVID-19, One Year In — A StateScoop & EdScoop Special Report

by • 3 weeks ago

The past year was tough — here's what leaders across state and local government, and higher education, are thinking about as they move forward.