Northern Virginia city, Virginia Tech plan smart-city test bed
Falls Church, a Washington, D.C., suburb will collaborate with Virginia Tech on a 44-acre smart city site to pilot emerging and connected transportation technologies.
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Former Minneapolis CIO lands in K-12 cybersecurity job
Fadi Fadhil left the city government in December to work for Palo Alto Networks as a cybersecurity consultant specializing in the education sector.
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.
FHWA pumps $50 million into 'advanced' transportation technology
"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
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
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
"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
"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
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."