U.S. Conference of Mayors

Bloomberg launches 'Local Infrastructure Hub' to help cities get grant funding

by • 6 days ago

Bloomberg Philanthropies and other groups unveiled the Local Infrastructure Hub, a program that helps communities get grant funding.

CISA director tells mayors to make cyber a 'kitchen-table' issue

by • 4 months ago

Jen Easterly urged mayors to pursue more cyber hygiene and modernization — and offered an update on the new cybersecurity grant program.

Mayors meet with NSC's cyber lead as ransomware crisis continues

by • 11 months ago

Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber, discussed the Biden administration's ransomware strategy with a group of mayors, the White House said.

Senate approves relief package with $350B in state and local aid

by • 1 year ago

The $1.9 trillion package also includes $7 billion in funding for broadband deployment in rural and low-income communities.

Mayors, county leaders 'sounding the alarm' for federal aid

by • 1 year ago

"This is not a big-city or blue-state problem," the Republican mayor of Arlington, Texas, told reporters as local governments face a severe budget crunch from the pandemic.

CISA boosts anti-ransomware messaging for local government

by • 1 year ago

The federal cybersecurity agency said the new campaign is aimed at preventing cyberattacks against K-12 school systems and organizations battling COVID-19.

Biden promises mayors 'open door' on pandemic recovery

by • 1 year ago

The president-elect said cities "have been on the front lines from the very beginning" and promised a stronger relationship with the White House.

Cybersecurity isn't infrastructure? 'Like hell it isn't' warned New Orleans mayor

by • 2 years ago

As the city recovers from a December ransomware attack, Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the unfortunate incident vindicates her earlier comments to the New Orleans City Council.

Iran tension 'heightened awareness' for state and local cybersecurity, CISA chief says

by • 2 years ago

Chris Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told a group of mayors to use the moment as an opportunity to improve their defenses against ransomware.