CXO Briefing

Should Congress Regulate Online Sports Betting?

The NFL is throwing its weight behind a federal framework, while the gaming industry blamed “burdensome” taxes and laws for the allure of illegal sports books.

CXO Briefing

FCC Approves New Rule To Limit Local Authority In 5G Rollout

Proponents said the order will insure that delivery of faster wireless service occurs in more areas more quickly, but a key opponent called it “extraordinary federal overreach.”

Emerging Tech

Better Data Management is Key to Denver’s Smart City Aspirations

The situational awareness dashboard at the city’s Traffic Operations Center is the first step in a grander plan.

Emerging Tech

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

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.

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.

CXO 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.

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