New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a cybersecurity directive prohibiting the use of high-risk software and services – including TikTok – on devices provided or managed by the state.
The nonprofit Results for America has recognized eight states – Colorado, Minnesota, Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Utah, and Connecticut – for their achievements in using data-driven and evidence-based policymaking to “accelerate economic mobility, advance equity, and deliver better results for their residents.”
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu recently announced the results of the city’s comprehensive digital equity assessment. Wu said the results will “inform the development of a plan to build a more connected Boston, expand digital services, and ensure all residents thrive with improved access to digital technologies.”
The City of Reno has appointed Craig Franden to be the new director of the Department of Information Technology (DoIT), according to the city’s press release.
The City of San Jose, California has awarded $3 million to Actelis Networks for a multi-year program to modernize and scale an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), allowing the city to upgrade its existing traffic communications network.
Amid the Bay Area’s recent record-breaking heat wave, the City of San Francisco took the opportunity to launch a heat mapping effort to collect data on the impacts of extreme heat.
The City of Round Rock, Texas – a city north of Austin – has appointed Ramsey Saad to serve as its chief information officer (CIO), leading the city’s Information Technology Department.
The City of New Orleans has a long-standing history with natural disasters as a coastal city, and recovering data and protecting critical IT infrastructure has become an easier task with ActiveDR from Pure Storage, a city official said.
Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot along with the Department of Assets, Information, and Services (AIS) have announced a new IT modernization approach that will enhance city services and provide transparency through broader access to data and continued privacy protections.
Fort Worth has become the first city government in the United States to mine Bitcoin, embracing cryptocurrencies to become a leading center of technology and innovation.