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Santa Fe, N.M., hopes for 'tech ecosystem' with university partnership
The New Mexico capital, home to several universities and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, wants to become the “Silicon Valley of the Southwest."
Facebook, US Ignite want communities to crowdsource AR, VR tools
Three communities will be selected to hold challenges next year that find applications of AR and VR that support the public good.
Maze ransomware attackers leak data stolen from suburban Washington schools
Data stolen from Fairfax County Public Schools, the nation's 10th-largest school district, was published by hackers who attacked it a month ago, the superintendent said.
Most counties' election sites still lack .gov and HTTPS, McAfee says
Very few of more than 3,000 websites run by county election officials employ two basic government cybersecurity protocols, according to a new report.
Why local government needs more technologists
Commentary: There are a lot of technologists working to make government better, but former Seattle open data manager David Doyle says it needs more.
Emotet is back and phishing state and local governments, CISA warns
The credential-stealing malware took an extended spring break, but it's returned with a vengeance according to an alert from CISA and the MS-ISAC.
Election officials won't 'sacrifice accuracy or integrity for speed'
It will take time to count tens of millions of absentee and mail-in ballots. But that's by design, a Brennan Center expert said.
911 vendor Intrado takes responsibility for widespread outage
The company said a recent outage affecting 14 states was caused by "an internal networking component that was not correctly forwarding traffic."
Indianapolis has a new chief information officer
The technology agency serving the Indianapolis and Marion County has named Elliott Patrick, formerly the regional IT agency’s chief operating officer, as its new CIO.
How the pandemic sparked Miami's data-driven culture shift
Miami CIO Michael Sarasti told StateScoop the city's "data-driven culture" was made legitimate by the pressures of the ongoing health crisis.