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State and local officials tell Senate they 'really need' cyber grants
While the House is advancing a $500 million grant proposal, the Senate has moved much more slowly, despite pleas from state and local officials.
‘Community of practice’ key for GIS success, says Wisconsin official
Perhaps more than technology, the expertise of locals can propel a geographic information systems project, said Wisconsin GIO Jim Giglierano.
Cisco targets rural broadband expansion with North Carolina center
Cisco executives said a new Rural Broadband Center will showcase technologies designed to reduce internet providers' costs of expanding service.
Senators float $40 billion to close broadband gap
A bipartisan bill seeks to invest in "future-proof" networks and support the creation of municipal broadband services, amid a broader debate on infrastructure.
Enhancing the security posture for state and local government
With ransomware attacks on the rise, state and local leaders need to look at modern identity and access management tools to mitigate identity-based security risks.
Next-generation 911 advancing quickly, but needs better funding, experts say
Cybersecurity, association leaders said, also remains a top concern as the public safety technology gets closer to launch.
White House announces $1 billion in broadband funding for tribal nations
The Commerce Department will lead the distribution of $1 billion in grants to expand broadband access on tribal lands, Vice President Kamala Harris said.
Tyler Technologies grows again with purchase of jail tech vendor
The ever-growing government IT vendor announced an $84 million deal to acquire VendEngine, which makes a variety of software used by incarcerated people.
King County, Washington, bans facial recognition
The county, which includes Seattle, became the first county government to institute an outright ban on the controversial surveillance technology.
How State of Washington is modernizing for a cloud-native world
When the Washington State’s Health Benefits Exchange earmarked their API management tool as legacy, its leaders turned to an open source, cloud-based tool to modernize.