New NTIA broadband map highlights digital divide

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's new map shows the broadband shortages in areas like tribal lands and minority-serving institutions.

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State and local officials tell Senate they 'really need' cyber grants

by • 4 days ago

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

by • 5 days ago

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

by • 5 days ago

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

by • 6 days ago

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

by • 7 days ago

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

by • 2 weeks ago

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

by • 3 weeks ago

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

by • 3 weeks ago

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

by • 3 weeks ago

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

by • 3 weeks ago

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.