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02/01/2022
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Good for driver's licenses and massages

The Texas Department of Information Resources on Monday announced the launch of a new mobile app designed to give the state’s residents access to a variety of government-agency services through a single access point. The Texas by Texas app, or TxT, gives Texans the ability to conduct transactions with several different state agencies using a single account. For now, just three transactions are available: driver's license renewals, vehicle registration renewals and professional licenses for massage therapists, though more services — and professional licenses — are expected to be added soon. Benjamin Freed reports.


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MTA's post-COVID tech challenge

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s innovation lab on Monday announced two new civic technology challenges, focusing on developing new data analysis and electric vehicle tools that the city could one day use for its transit operations. The challenges will be focused around sustainability and recovery. Ryan Johnston has details.


New Jersey Gov. Murphy announces $7 million for gunshot detection tech

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week announced a $7 million investment in gunshot-detection systems and other law enforcement technology as part of an ongoing effort to reduce gun violence. Murphy said the new funding will enable communities to purchase “a fully integrated network” of technologies, including an acoustic detection system, a video management platform and automatic license plate readers. Colin Wood has more.


CISA director offers governors advice on talking about cyber

Last weekend, CISA Director Jen Easterly briefed governors on her agency's latest efforts to assist states up their cybersecurity operations. She pushed the governors to embrace multi-factor authentication across their enterprises — calling it the "seatbelt of the information superhighway" — and to replace legacy IT in favor of secure cloud services. Ben was there.


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