President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year
An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."
Alabama launches contact tracing app based on Google-Apple API
The app will be targeted at students returning to the state's college campuses. Meanwhile Google says as many as 20 states are developing apps based on the API.
Tech upgrades could save Chicago millions, a working group found
One estimate shows savings of more than $225 million if the city government moves its legacy IT systems to cloud-based storage and management systems.
Survey of Philadelphia open-data portal finds wide use in academic and nonprofit work
A survey gave high marks to the portal, with 92% of respondents saying its dashboards and other visualizations are helpful to their work.
Annual election security tabletop drill put officials through 'Armageddon-like' test
About 2,100 federal, state, local and private-sector officials joined the three-day exercise, which simulated attacks against election-related IT and civil unrest related to the pandemic.
Tennessee to test cybersecurity of its next-generation 911 systems
One of the states furthest along in adopting an IP-based 911 system has hired a company to point out the weak points in its 142 emergency call centers.
Hybrid-cloud and VDI essential to equipping remote workforce
As agency leaders come to terms with employees’ working from home, virtual desktop infrastructure is key to keeping remote workers productive.
California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'
The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.
Government can avoid the ransomware question with strong cyber policy
Whether or not to pay is a standing question facing ransomware victims, but the National Guard's Corye Douglas says the scenario can be avoided altogether with smart policy.