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Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Generative AI is speeding procurement, but not without risks

July 17, 2024

Via: StateScoop

Procurement, the process of purchasing products and services from commercial bidders, is a heavily regulated and lengthy affair that sometimes takes months or years to complete. But as cities and states explore uses of generative artificial intelligence, a few, like […]


Cybersecurity

Disney suffers massive internal communications data leak after cyberattack

July 16, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Walt Disney’s internal communications on Slack have been leaked online, exposing sensitive details about ad campaigns, studio technology, and interview candidates, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The hacker group NullBulge claimed responsibility, stating in a blog post that they […]


Cybersecurity

AT&T’s massive breach of metadata is a criminal treasure trove — as spy agencies know

July 15, 2024

Via: CSO Online

There is plenty of intelligence that can be gathered from call data records if you know where to look. Spy agencies have been doing it effectively for years. Last week we learned via an SEC 8K filing that data has […]


Federal, Policy

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

July 15, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Former President Donald Trump called for unity and resilience Sunday after an attempt on his life injected fresh uncertainty into an already tumultuous presidential campaign, while President Joe Biden implored Americans to “cool it down” in the final stretch and […]


Cybersecurity

Evolve data breach impacted upward of 7.64 million consumers

July 10, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Ransomware attack saw LockBit group access and download critical customer information. The number of persons affected by a recent data breach at Evolve Bank & Trust exceeds 7.64 million, a document submitted to the Office of the Maine Attorney General this week […]


Education, Industry

Is Your School Ready for the New Recess Rules?

July 10, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Starting in the upcoming 2024-25 school year, new requirements are going into effect for elementary school recess in California, including at charter schools. These changes will impact public schools that offer recess in kindergarten through grade 6, unless the school […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

North Dakota completes traffic study on roundabouts

July 9, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Roundabouts reduce severe injury and fatal crashes by 59 percent in North Dakota, according to a recent North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) traffic study. The study examined the safety performance of 12 roundabouts on the state transportation system and […]


Health Care, Industry

Electronic Health Record Errors Are a Serious Problem

July 9, 2024

Via: InformationWeek

Many were shocked by the 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine, which claimed that some 98,000 American patients died due to medical error each year and a further million suffered injuries. The report, entitled “To Err is Human,” suggested […]


Cybersecurity

Legacy systems are the Achilles’ heel of critical infrastructure cybersecurity

July 8, 2024

Via: CSO Online

China and other nation-state bad actors are probing the defenses of critical infrastructure worldwide and legacy or outdated systems are prime targets. The time to mitigate that risk is now. Rare is the element of critical infrastructure ecosystem that doesn’t […]


Federal, Policy

Democrats in Congress are torn between backing Biden for president and sounding the alarm

July 3, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden’s disastrous debate performance has reverberated across the Democratic Party, forcing lawmakers to grapple with a crisis that could upend the presidential election and change the course of American history. The Democratic president has signaled he has no intention of […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

10 ways AI can make IT more productive

July 2, 2024

Via: CIO

Every IT leader wants to build a productive organization. AI is ready to help. When it comes to maximizing productivity, IT leaders can turn to an array of motivators, including regular breaks, free snacks and beverages, workspace upgrades, mini contests, […]


Federal, Policy

Will recent Supreme Court rulings ‘devastate the functioning of the federal government?’

July 1, 2024

Via: Government Executive

The Supreme Court in recent days has issued a series of rulings that collectively have the potential to neuter a broad array of federal agencies, or tie them up in endless litigation that prevents them from carrying out their missions. […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

A signature Biden law aimed to boost renewable energy. It also helped a solar company reap billions

June 26, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

As he campaigned for the presidency, Joe Biden promised to spend billions of dollars to “save the world” from climate change. One of the largest players in the solar industry was ready. Executives, officials and major investors in First Solar, […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

NPU vs. GPU: What’s the Difference?

June 25, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Today, hardware and software applications of AI have advanced to become purpose-built for optimizing artificial intelligence and neural network operations. These include neural processing units (NPUs), which are often compared to graphics processing units (GPUs) in terms of their ability […]


Cybersecurity

Understanding APIs and how attackers abuse them to steal data

June 24, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Properly securing APIs will help your organization defend against cyberattacks, drive operational efficiencies, satisfy audit and compliance requirements and enable innovation. Simply put, APIs (short for application programming interface) are how machines, cloud workloads, automation and other non-human entities communicate […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Intel confirms Lunar Lake AI laptop CPUs will launch September 2024

June 24, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Intel’s confirmation comes just days after Taiwanese publication Digitimes reported a delay in the shipping date for the Lunar Lake lineup. In a statement refuting the claim, Intel told Chinese tech site Benchlife that its upcoming AI processors have “not […]


Education, Industry

Education Department official says they are making fixes on the FAFSA at a ‘rapid pace’

June 24, 2024

Via: Government Executive

Though the new version of the form to apply for federal financial student aid has had its fair share of highly publicized hiccups, Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal says the department has made a lot of progress in the […]


Policy, State & Local

Florida mayor resigns with mass email to residents alleging corruption in small-town government

June 20, 2024

Via: Fox News

A Florida mayor abruptly resigned after outlining a pattern of “corruptive behavior” throughout the small town’s government in an explosive letter to all its residents last Friday. “What is going on with this small town is all wrong,” now-former Madeira Beach Mayor […]


Federal, Policy

Immigrant families rejoice over Biden’s expansive move toward citizenship, while some are left out

June 19, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants had reason to rejoice when President Joe Biden unveiled a highly expansive plan to extend legal status to spouses of U.S. citizens but, inevitably, some were left out. Claudia Zúniga, 35, married in 2017, or […]


Cybersecurity

Three ways AI is raising the stakes around endpoint security

June 18, 2024

Via: CIO

Over the last few years, AI adoption has grown exponentially. But with it comes a number of risks around endpoint security. Learn what they are and how you can protect against these new threats. AI has made endpoint security even […]