VR, digital assistants among projects in first STIR Labs cohort

Challenges surrounding climate change, transportation, housing and civic technology will be addressed by 17 research partnerships starting in February.

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FHWA pumps $50 million into 'advanced' transportation technology

by • 3 weeks ago

"Smart" traffic signals, pedestrian counters and other connected vehicle and infrastructure projects were recently funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

Cyberattacks against K-12 schools growing more aggressive, CISA warns

by • 1 month ago

More than half of all ransomware attacks against state and local entities targeted school districts as the new academic year began this fall, according to a new advisory from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Senators press CISA to do more to stop K-12 ransomware

by • 2 months ago

Brandon Wales, the acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said ransomware is "quickly becoming a national emergency."

Class canceled in Baltimore County, Md., in latest school ransomware attack

by • 2 months ago

"Looks like we’re getting our first cyber snow day," wrote a high-school football coach in the 114,000-student school district.

The 'real consequences' of ransomware against schools

by • 3 months ago

"It’s sort of a morbid joke that instead of a snow day, schools now have cyber days," one speaker said during an online talk on ransomware against K-12 schools.

Maryland universities to track transit patterns of Baltimore residents

by • 4 months ago

A group of university researchers and state authorities will monitor the movements of 1,000 Baltimore residents with the goal of improving transit "through an equity lens."

Researchers propose industry standard 'cyber infrastructure' for autonomous vehicles

by • 4 months ago

University of North Texas researchers are developing new technical frameworks to help AVs share data and contribute to what they call "cooperative perception."

Schools remain 'easy target' for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

by • 4 months ago

There's a "special place in hell" for ransomware actors who go after schools during the start to a chaotic academic year, one analyst told StateScoop.

North Dakota covers schools' entry fees for national cyber competition

by • 5 months ago

The state's IT agency will cover entry fees for up to 25 schools interested in joining the U.S. Air Force's nationwide CyberPatriot competition.

For families without internet, Dallas libraries install outdoor Wi-Fi

by • 5 months ago

Between 7.am and 9 p.m., four public libraries will provide free public Wi-Fi to support students at families without home access.