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To challenge FCC’s bad broadband maps, groups demand a regular process
The Federal Communications Commission now faces a slew of legislation that seeks to regulate its broadband data-collection and mapping processes.
Ohio gets $17.8 million to test autonomous vehicles on rural roads
The next generation of transportation gets plenty of testing in cities, but Ohio researchers say there are important lessons to be learned in the boondocks.
North Carolina looks to challenge FCC over broadband coverage
The state's IT department is making improvements to a speed-test tool in hopes of contesting the FCC's maps of broadband availability.
How Lake Tahoe is fixing its evacuation route bottleneck
With only six major routes in or out of the popular tourist spot, state and federal officials are convening to design a more resilient disaster plan.
Utah County, Utah, begins review of mobile-app votes
Officials said the participation rate in an August election by overseas voters who used a mobile app was far higher than in-county residents who voted by mail.
Recent ransomware surge linked to Russian criminal group
An executive at the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said a recent spike of incidents points to increased activity by a hacker group it calls Wizard Spider.
11 local governments to share solutions on mobility, civic engagement
The "Small Places, Big Ideas Innovation Cohort" is now collecting proposals for technologies that can connect governments and the public and help with mobility.
Oakland County, Mich., CIO Phil Bertolini retires
Known for his dedication to public service and a focus on getting people to cooperate across jurisdictional boundaries, the 30-year IT veteran steps down.
Report: Two-thirds of ransomware attacks in 2019 targeted state and local governments
IT security firm Barracuda Networks says state and local governments account for the majority of ransomware targets.
NASCIO names 30 of the best technology projects in state government
Among the 19 states recognized are shared-services cybersecurity programs operating in Iowa and Texas, where officials say systems are becoming more secure.