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Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Rolls-Royce’s all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage

September 17, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The “Spirit of Innovation” completed a 15 minute flight, marking “the beginning of an intensive flight-testing phase in which we will be […]


Cybersecurity

UC Berkeley group to study future of mobile voting

September 8, 2021

Via: StateScoop

With the acknowledgment that mobile voting is gradually becoming more common across U.S. elections, a think tank at the University of California, Berkeley announced Wednesday it’s assembling a group of cybersecurity experts and former election officials to study the controversial […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Meta or micro cloud architecture? You need both

August 13, 2021

Via: InfoWorld all

As the person heading “the cloud project,” you spent the past few years, during the pandemic and before, working to migrate most of the traditional on-premises applications to the public cloud. To date, you’ve moved 15% of the applications and […]


Federal, Policy

National cyber director backs new Bureau of Cyber Statistics

August 3, 2021

Via: FCW

The White House is still considering whether to support the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s recommendation to establish a Bureau of Cyber Statistics, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said on Monday, while stressing the urgent need for the federal government to begin […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

New York City launches its own vaccine proof app

August 3, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The new “NYC COVID Safe” app is designed to display a photo of a person’s ID alongside an image of their COVID-19 vaccine records or the results of a recent diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus. De Blasio said the […]


Health Care, Industry

Contracting Association Calls for Extension of COVID-19 Leave Provision 

August 3, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Alarge contracting association is calling for the extension and permanent authorization of a contractor relief provision established in the CARES Act. Section 3610 of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, passed in March 2020, allows federal agencies to use their funds […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Polestar to double its retail stores as it seeks to ramp up EV sales

July 26, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Polestar plans to launch in nine more markets this year, doubling its global presence as it seeks to sell more of its electric sedans. The company, which is the electric performance vehicle brand under Volvo Car Group, said it is […]


Policy, State & Local

Local governments lack funding, not desire, to expand broadband, survey finds

July 26, 2021

Via: StateScoop

At least 70% of city, county and tribal government leaders have “shovel-ready” projects to expand broadband in their regions, but lack the funding to advance, according to a report published Monday by the technology firm Cisco. The report, an analysis […]


Policy, State & Local

Los Angeles must ‘do better’ on data privacy, controller says

July 15, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Los Angeles city officials need to do more to show that new “smart” technology isn’t being used to spy or store information on residents, according to a new report from city Controller Ron Galperin. Residents should be “absolutely sure” that […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata

June 15, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

DNA-based data storage appears to offer solutions to some of the problems created by humanity’s ever-growing capacity to create data we want to hang on to. Compared to most other media, DNA offers phenomenal data densities. If stored in the […]