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Bill Lucia

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Bill Lucia
Bill Lucia is a Senior Reporter for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously covered Seattle city government for Crosscut.com and holds a master's in public administration from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.
Policy

Federal Lawmakers Push '.Gov' Web Addresses For Local Governments

A new U.S. Senate bill comes amid concerns that online criminals can “spoof” the public with fake government websites.

Emerging Tech

The Role States Are Playing in Expanding Broadband Access

New research offers a window into what states are doing to help get about 20 million Americans who now lack reliable, high-speed internet connected with the service.

Emerging Tech

FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Move Funds From Existing Program

The $20 billion proposed initiative would also set higher standards for internet speeds.

CIO Briefing

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Citizenship Question on Census

State and local governments are among the groups that have objected to the Census asking about citizenship status.

CIO Briefing

Program Pairing Governments and Startups Launches Latest Round

Participants in the Startup in Residence program are seeking solutions for about 80 “civic challenges.”

Policy

State Sales Tax Collections Finally Move Into the Internet Age

The Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair scraps a precedent that dates back to the heyday of mail order catalogs.

Data

Artificial Intelligence for Policing Stirs Ethics Concerns

A top body camera company has launched a panel to explore the issue. Civil rights and privacy groups aren't totally satisfied.

Policy

Congress Kicks Off Discussions About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

There were frictions over issues involving funding and environmental permitting in a hearing on Thursday.

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Emerging Tech

Most Americans Uncomfortable With Self-Driving Cars, Survey Finds

Over half the respondents to a Northeastern University/Gallup survey also said they are unlikely to regularly use the technology.

Cybersecurity

A Federal Push for Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy Standards

“There are not a whole lot of best practices for local governments,” an official with the National Institute of Standards and Technology told Route Fifty.

Cybersecurity

Making the Case for Cyber Defense Spending in Local Government

IT leaders in one Arizona county are working to demonstrate the ROI on cybersecurity investments.