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Dave Nyczepir

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Dave Nyczepir
Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously was a reporter at the Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California's Coachella Valley and worked for Campaigns & Elections magazine and covered Maryland's 2012 legislative session for the University of Maryland's Capital News Service and holds a master's of journalism from the University of Maryland.
Cybersecurity

Federal Judge Blasts Georgia’s ‘Dated, Vulnerable’ Voting System

The state avoided having to make a change in election equipment before the midterms, however.

Data

Making Algorithms Less Biased

In the smart city era, data is increasingly used in governments’ decisionmaking. But what happens when that data is flawed?

Data

Will Electric Co-ops Close the Digital Divide?

The Federal Communications Commission seems to think they’re part of the solution.

Emerging Tech

What to Include in a National Framework for Self-Driving Vehicles

State and local officials had some ideas for Congress at a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill.

Data

FCC Prepares to Push Forward With Streamlining 5G Deployment

“My guess is they just ran out of time and patience for the process to play out,” said one local government advocate.

Data

Verizon Names Indianapolis Its Final 5G Pilot City

Mayor Joe Hogsett welcomed the increased connectivity for residents, but just where it will occur hasn’t been made public.

Cybersecurity

How California Is Improving Cyber Threat Information Sharing

The state wants to add every city and county government to its automated threat feed program in the next three to four years.

CIO Briefing

FirstNet to Offer Emergency Drop Kits Creating a ‘Connected Bubble’ to First Responders

AT&T’s team is also working with states to get a liaison in every emergency operations center.

Data

Cloud-Based Mapping Could Play a Bigger Role in Disaster Response This Hurricane Season

Localities are using maps to visualize hazards, process damage imagery and crowdsource flood information.

Data

Urban Broadband Needs Upgrading, Too

Digital redlining denies as many city residents access to the internet as it does rural Americans in some states, an advocacy group says.

Emerging Tech

5G Compromise Bill Still a Hit to Local Government

Wireless industry groups support the new Senate bill, but the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues it sacrifices too much local government authority.

Emerging Tech

Orlando Does an About-Face on Facial Recognition Technology

The city’s police department is moving forward with the second phase of testing weeks after the initial pilot program ended amid concerns raised by civil liberties groups.

CIO Briefing

A New Open-Source Framework for Government Projects

Louisville, Kentucky is making the infrastructure for analyzing historic Waze data available to anyone who partners on the process.

Data

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.

Cybersecurity

As Atlanta Recovers From Ransomware Attack, Georgia Looks to Boost Cyber Collaboration

The state will soon offer information security training local governments should consider to help avoid a crisis of Atlanta proportions.

Emerging Tech

14 Gigabit Projects in 5 Cities Get Mozilla Money

The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.

IT Modernization

Local Officials to FCC: We’re Not the Ones Impeding 5G

A group of mostly mayors encouraged the Federal Communications Commission to refocus its efforts on new broadband investment, instead of preempting their oversight of public rights of way.

IT Modernization

Trump Administration Mum on Nationalizing 5G

The proposal is still on the table, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, though localities may find their authority on public rights of way preempted regardless.

Policy

5G Faceoff on Capitol Hill

Localities want more of a say in broadband policymaking. The U.S. wireless industry wants to win its race with China.

IT Modernization

5G Preemption Is Coming

The streamlined broadband deployment the FCC is contemplating will lessen local control without making rural build-outs more likely.