U.S. Conference of Mayors

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

by • 9 months 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 • 9 months 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 • 9 months 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 • 1 year 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.

Mayors alarmed by 'unprecedented challenges' ahead of 2020 census

by • 3 years ago

Urging more funding for the upcoming decennial count, 161 leaders write to the secretary of commerce.

Mayors are concerned about effect of automation on local economies

by • 3 years ago

Some state leaders say preparing for a new economy is as important as preserving democracy itself.

San Francisco mayor hopes to lead push to end gun violence with technology

by • 5 years ago

Mayor Ed Lee details his city's efforts to use technology to reduce gun violence, and to encourage the private sector to follow suit.

Digital learning badges attract interest from city leaders

by • 6 years ago

Digital badges have gained the attention of everyone from teachers to mayors, who are taking the program citywide to offer students an electronic resume.