LA County CIO says cloud is key to reimagining government services

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Bill Kehoe on Los Angeles County’s mission goals, prior to pandemic, set them on a path to successfully maneuver remote work and cloud security during the crisis.

Microsoft exec on using cloud to scale services and security

by • 2 weeks ago

Microsoft’s Michael Mattmiller reflects on how agencies have leaned on cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications to scale services during the pandemic, and Microsoft's own lessons learned to secure their remote workforce.

Denver tech agency considers upgraded digital services, messaging

by • 2 months ago

The Denver City Council is ready to vote on a proposal that would mean a $1.9 million upgrade contract with OpenCities, a Microsoft-owned software maker.

Houston offers technical training to low-income residents, students

by • 3 months ago

The City of Houston and Microsoft have announced a new training program to equip residents for technical career transitions during the pandemic.

Why AI might be the most under-used emergency response tool

by • 5 months ago

A new report from Microsoft makes a case for why emergency management agencies should be doing more with artificial intelligence.

Vermont, Microsoft partner to expand rural broadband

by • 7 months ago

The state and tech giant are installing mobile hotspots in dozens of rural communities to allow people to connect to the internet under a stay-at-home order.

Microsoft expands security offerings to election officials

by • 8 months ago

The computing giant said it will give election officials access to free threat monitoring and discounted incident-response services.

Houston partners with Microsoft to improve school safety with sensors

by • 1 year ago

The city's deputy CIO says projects powered by environmental sensors like one in Aldine ISD could enable Houston to become "the smartest city in the world."

BlueKeep vulnerability a 'bleak' situation for local governments, Tenable CTO says

by • 1 year ago

Local governments still running outdated versions of Microsoft Windows need to start installing patches regularly, says Tenable's Renaud Deraison.