Articles by Julie Bird
New Jersey's nearly year-old Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, which monitors government and business computer networks for cyberthreats, is looking to expand into incident management, according to the organization's chief information security officer.
The General Services Administration is creating a new arm, the Technology Transformation Service, to help federal agencies "build, buy and share user-centered and emerging technology solutions," GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth said in a Tuesday blog post.
The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration has created a toolkit providing technical assistance for states, cities and other communities trying to launch or expand broadband access.
Officials in Alamogordo, N.M., are trying to work out funding and other details for consolidating a public safety answering point, or PSAP, to manage 911 calls for the city police and fire departments and the county sheriff's office, the Alamogordo Daily News reported.
The U.S. Army has developed an Android-based app that military commanders can use to predict how many soldiers are likely to get altitude sickness, the severity of their illness and how long they'll take to adjust to high altitude.
Tennessee firefighters say they need workarounds to avoid dropped signals with digital communication system
The mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., says her county's emergency management system shouldn't buy a new digital emergency radio system unless it can resolve signal issues that could put firefighters in danger, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported.
A database that exposed the personal information of as many as 87 million Mexican voters was taken offline last week after being exposed to the public on an Amazon cloud server since September 2015, CSO reported.
The executive secretary of the Wisconsin Public Records Board recognized right away that a move last year to expand the definition of records that could be destroyed immediately was a significant change to board policy, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
The U.S. federal government is diving into the world of citizen science and scientific crowdsourcing with its new CitizenScience.gov website.
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has licensed another cybersecurity technology for commercialization under its Transition to Practice program.