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Policy, State & Local

How state, local government need to build a cyber resilience strategy for email

October 13, 2017

Via: StateScoop

As state and local government agencies fight against an onslaught of threats like ransomware and phishing, a standard cybersecurity strategic plan isn’t enough. Those threats are bombarding agencies at an unprecedented rate — and a good chunk of them are […]


Policy, State & Local

Hurricane Irma Is Churning Through Central Florida, Leaving a Trail of Destruction

September 11, 2017

Via: Fortune

Hurricane Irma took aim at heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved a path of destruction through the state with high winds and storm surges that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded […]


Policy, State & Local

US House approves bill to advance autonomous car testing

September 7, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Technology companies and automakers alike are making major investments to put autonomous vehicles on the road, but the patchwork of rules that govern US roads will have to be updated before driverless cars become a common sight. The US House […]


Policy, State & Local

If You Live in California You’ll Soon be Able to Sue Your Bank

September 6, 2017

Via: Fortune

The bill, passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature, now requires the approval of Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, who is expected to sign it into law shortly. Under the bill, judges could override contract clauses that require customers to settle disputes […]


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Illinois House Rejected a $6.7 Billion School Funding Bill

August 29, 2017

Via: Fortune

The Illinois House on Monday soundly defeated a bipartisan bill that would create a new education funding formula that the state needs to send $6.7 billion to its 852 school districts. The 46-61 vote on the bill negotiated by the […]


Policy, State & Local

Why this San Francisco lawmaker is pushing for Bill Gates’ ‘robot tax’

August 25, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Robots are going to replace human workers and when they do, the companies that employ them should be taxed. So says billionaire Bill Gates. And now, San Francisco lawmaker Jane Kim thinks so too. In February, in an interview with […]


Policy, State & Local

15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores

August 21, 2017

Via: Fortune

When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a “digital divide” between rich and poor. Those with access to expensive new technology, the thinking went, […]


Policy, State & Local

Seattle approves $430K for community tech education, considers advanced programming

August 10, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Seattle City Council approved $430,000 in funding on Monday expected to make technology and skills training more accessible for more than 6,000 residents belonging to historically underserved groups. The funds, delivered through the city’s Technology Matching Fund and Digital Equity […]


Policy, State & Local

How local government IT leaders stay ahead of the curve on professional development

July 24, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Local government IT leaders rely heavily on conferences and webinars to hone their professional skill sets, according to an infographic from the Public Technology Institute. In a “quick poll” of local government IT officials, PTI found that 63 percent of […]


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Will East Texas be able to keep patent cases, despite the Supreme Court?

July 20, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

The top US patent court has been asked to consider an urgent appeal from a manufacturer of supercomputers that’s desperate to escape an upcoming trial in the patent hotspot of East Texas. The Eastern District of Texas has become known […]