U.S. Conference of Mayors

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

by • 1 month 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 • 2 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 5 months 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.

Courting mayors, Bloomberg says he'll bring data-driven 'smart' policies to White House

by • 1 year ago

The billionaire and former mayor suggested his presidency would be a continuation of the “smart city” he pursued during his time leading New York City.

Mayors pass resolution against paying ransomware ransoms

by • 2 years ago

The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution uniting its membership against paying ransoms to cyberattackers. But will it help?

Portland, Ore., mayor rallies support for 5G lawsuit with FCC

by • 2 years ago

“We need every single mayor who cares about this issue — local control of local assets — to sign on with this," Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said.

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