Government Technology

New federal accessibility requirements take effect

(Getty Images)<p>On Thursday, the federal government's new Section 508 standards took effect, requiring compliance from agencies, and any state or …

Innovation

The Cybersecurity Framework is helping agencies, but there's room for improvement

IT managers have gotten better at preventing attacks, but they must ensure they can also quickly respond and recover.

Cybersecurity

How states can nurture smart cities

Some states are leveraging their purchasing and policy-making powers to make it easier for communities to adopt smart technology.

Smart Cities

Microsoft Develops Virtual Reality For Disaster Response

What's the best way to evacuate a building during an earthquake? VR can show you.

Virtual Reality

Will Edge Computing Change How Government Operates?

In an average winter, Kentucky’s Department of Transportation spends between $45 million and $75 million on road salting and snow removal. But during …

Big Data

Avoiding a repeat of Hawaii's 'wrong button' mistake

There are probably a limited number of IT mistakes that result in an entire state population fearing for their lives, but one such error occurred on …

David Ige

West Virginia City Wants to Join FAA Drone Program

(TNS) — BLUEFIELD — A Mercer County city is hoping to become part of a federal program that’s addressing a new challenge: How to regulate the …

Drones

IoT Is Changing the Cybersecurity Industry

It’s odd that the Internet of Things (IoT) industry — an industry with a dismal record of cyberbreaches — would be the one moving cybersecurity …

Internet of Things

Florida considers digital driver's license, blockchain

(Getty Images)<p>A bill introduced to the Florida legislature shows that the state may be planning a digital driver's license program and considering …

Bitcoin

When is a back door not a back door?

FBI Director Christopher Wray recently called the inability of law enforcement to crack encryption on cellphones and other devices an “urgent public …

Christopher Wray

The Case for Cybersecurity Certifications

I often get asked, “How can I get into a hot cybersecurity role?” Or what is the best way to advance my career as a security professional? Or, what …

Cybersecurity

Automation tools are enabling Washington D.C. to publish its laws much faster

(StateScoop)<p>Something happened in Washington, D.C., for the first time on Tuesday, and almost nobody noticed.<p>The Council of the District of Columbia …

Nonprofits

Safety Advocates Say Not So Fast on Driverless Cars

Highway safety advocates are urging lawmakers to pump the brakes on the development of driverless cars.The group, Advocates for Highway and Auto …

Transportation

California tracks marijuana from seed to sale

Track-and trace-technology has become so ingrained in daily life that consumers expect to be able to follow the new pair of shoes they ordered online …

Cannabis

Norway's Liberals on verge of joining government - sources | Reuters - Firstpost

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jan 12, 2018 23:47 PM | Updated Date: Jan 12, 2018 …

Government

Defense Department’s $500 Million Cloud To Go Live In February

The company building a $500 million cloud computing infrastructure for the Defense Department announced Friday that it will go live on Feb. 1, three …

Agencies Spent Billions on IT Without CIOs’ Approval in 2016

A lot of IT purchases slipped by acquisition offices too, the Government Accountability Office found.

Surveillance

CES 2018: FirstNet Sees Growth Potential of App Ecosystem, Partnerships

LAS VEGAS — Now that 54 jurisdictions have joined the FirstNet first responders network, its applications store is actively seeking developers and …

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

What’s New in Civic Tech: Where Are the Code for America Brigades Headed in 2018?

Code for America has reaffirmed its commitment to its network of brigades, doing so with a medium post that details how and why the groups will be so …

Bill de Blasio

Las Vegas AI Pilot Improves Highway Patrol Response Times

A poster in the elevator at the Las Vegas Traffic Management Center warns Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) officers to drive safely as they respond to …

Las Vegas

Anne Roest Retires, NYC Hires Atlanta CIO Samir Saini as IT Commissioner

After a three-decade career in government, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Anne Roest is …

Exascale a 'main priority' for DOE

In a House hearing on Energy Department modernization, agency officials discussed the future of supercomputing.

Computer Science

Iowa Flood Sensors Wade into Artificial Intelligence

Worried about the possibility of flooding near your home in Iowa? Soon, you can just ask Alexa.<p>The move to merge flood sensor data with artificially …

Artificial Intelligence

DHS launches smart city challenge for first responders

(Getty Images)<p>The Department of Homeland Security is reaching out to tech entrepreneurs and innovators to develop smart city tools for first …

Smart Cities

Raising the Profile

America knows about Internet-connected juice machines that squeeze bags with roughly the strength of a pair of human hands, and salt shakers that …

Startups

Banks Eye Blockchain, Concerned about Cybersecurity

(TNS) — While investors are still scrambling to get on the Bitcoin, cryptocurrency blockchain train, others see the technology as a way of improving …

Blockchain

Atlanta just took another step toward becoming a smart city

(Getty Images)<p>In pursuit of emerging technology, the City of Atlanta has produced a new request for proposals inviting businesses to partner on the …

Smart Cities

Zero Day Disclosure Bill Heads to House Floor

The bill would put the power of law behind the Trump administration’s vulnerability transparency pledge.

Sheila Jackson Lee

How Firefighters Use Drones

Though drones might be used for a lot of different government purposes, one of the earliest popular niches appears to be public safety. First …

Drones

Aspiring drivers in Utah can now take a practice exam using Google Home

Google Home (NDB Photos / Flickr)<p>Utah released a new practice driver's license exam app on Monday for Google's hands-free voice assistant, Google …

Google Home