Local governments lack defined digital services strategy, survey says
A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that local government digital strategies are predominantly 'ad-hoc' and 'not defined.'
Virginia spends $220 million on end-user hardware, print services
Two final contracts under the state's new multi-vendor IT sourcing model prepare the state for a transition the technology agency has been working on since 2015.
California readies new security requirements for 'internet of things' devices
A bill raising security standards for all internet-connected devices sold in the state is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, but some experts say it still has flimsy language.
How to improve IoT's role in city construction? Model it from the start, a new report says
Sensors and other tools are often overlooked in design and architecture, Georgia Tech researchers find.
Idaho inmates exploit tablets, stealing $225,000 in multimedia credits
The company providing the tablets says the vulnerability has been patched, and the service discontinued until inmates reimburse for the content they stole.
Big wireless carriers pledge to stop selling location data to third parties
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have pledged to terminate their agreements with "location aggregators" used for services like roadside assistance and bank fraud prevention.
Proposed Louisiana bill could require IT agency to develop policies around 'vulgar' online content
A proposed ban on access to harmful and adult content from within state government was rewritten to exclude universities due to cost concerns.
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17 phones and tablets make FirstNet's approved device list
New models from Apple and Samsung comprise the majority of the list. The public safety communications agency says more will be added as they are approved.