Kerry O’Connor

State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls

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"Tough decisions are going to be made" if Congress doesn't provide a big rescue package, one county leader said.

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

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A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”

Voter registration 'a huge target' for ransomware

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The legacy database systems and remote access protocols many election administrators use are frequent entry points for attacks, Recorded Future's Allan Liska said.

Hawaii launches four-year $6 million connected-vehicle pilot

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Researchers will install technology that tracks cars, bicyclists and pedestrians in a five-mile stretch of Honolulu as part of a study of the future of mobility.

Virginia launches first statewide contact tracing app using Apple-Google platform

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The Covidwise app, which runs on the tech giants' Bluetooth-based API, is being made available to all Virginia residents, Gov. Ralph Northam said.

For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies

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A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.

Disinformation is biggest threat to election security, experts tell Congress

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But election officials have "vastly improved" their cyberdefenses with IT investments since 2016, the head of the Center for Information Security said.

FCC’s CIO on embracing technology and agility during the pandemic

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Francisco Salguero discusses AI, virtual desktop infrastructure and crisis plans that give the FCC’s IT team the ability to meet critical mission needs.

North Carolina Gov. Cooper names acting CIO

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Deputy Chief Information Officer Thomas Parrish IV takes over the state's technology agency after former CIO Tracy Doaks stepped down last month.