Government needs better air-quality messaging, not more data, says Portland official

by • 5 months ago

Portland Smart City Coordinator Christine Kendrick said what's needed most now isn't more sensors or data, but "action" from local authorities.

Five states tap real-time data to improve roadway safety

by • 6 months ago

Louisiana, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas have boosted their use of real-time roadway data in recent months.

Oregon State Police not implementing basic cybersecurity policies, audit finds

by • 10 months ago

An audit found the agency has fallen well short in applying a set of six widely accepted IT security controls, including inventories of devices and software.

Why is it so hard for DMVs to upgrade their technology?

by • 10 months ago

The answer doesn't lie in the technology itself, but the decades of bureaucratic baggage that even the most innovative leaders have struggled to change.

'Digital town squares' boost internet speeds in mid-sized communities

by • 11 months ago

Networking infrastructure investments in three mid-sized communities are resulting in faster internet and lower latency for residents and businesses.

Mobile-voting firm balks at Oregon senator's concern over security

by • 1 year ago

The company, Voatz, said Sen. Ron Wyden's letter asking his home state to reconsider the use of its mobile-voting app "increases the fear of technology."

Geospatial data-sharing effort needs shared strategy for success

by • 1 year ago

The National Spatial Data Infrastructure is celebrating its 25th anniversary — but it remains an unrealized vision of geospatial data sharing.

Report: Municipal broadband environment has gotten 'significantly worse'

by • 2 years ago

The number of municipally run networks has risen, but state lawmakers are also throwing up more roadblocks, according to a new report from BroadbandNow.

Phishing incident gets Oregon.gov emails blacklisted by Microsoft, again

by • 2 years ago

It's at least the third time in 12 months that a phishing attack has dinged the state's email reputation score.