THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

How Social Media Is Elevating Engagement for Local Government

It's being used in increasingly powerful ways to enhance communications in hundreds of communities, helping to create trust, facilitate transparency, address residents' concerns and solve problems.

By Chris Hsiung, Deputy Police Chief, Mountain View, Calif.  |  February 25, 2020
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In the Arena

Lydia Mihalik Leads with a Fearless Adopted-Buckeye Heart

Lydia Mihalik is a fierce team leader and has a passion for improving the lives of others, two qualities that have suited her perfectly for Ohio’s public service as director of the Development Services Agency.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  February 25, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

The Future of Security: Ransomware Hits Pipeline Operator

Plus, Kentucky officials report regular scans of their election systems by foreign adversaries; surveillance becomes normalized thanks to the growing popularity of doorbell cameras; and more.

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  February 25, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

What Cities Can Learn from the Nation's Only Privacy Commission

Four years ago, Oakland established an advisory commission to look at city policies through a privacy lens. Today, it remains the only body with such a wide scope and may become a model as the use of tech grows.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  February 24, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Emergency Communications When Nothing Else Works

Firefighters face an array of obstacles as they relay information in inhospitable situations. But a high-tech vest made from carbon atoms called graphene may be the answer to a serious voice and data transmission problem.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  February 21, 2020
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Lydia Mihalik Leads with a Fearless Adopted-Buckeye Heart

Lydia Mihalik is a fierce team leader and has a passion for improving the lives of others, two qualities that have suited her perfectly for Ohio’s public service as director of the Development Services Agency.

$200 billion

The total loss of the combined market capitalization of Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook due to the new coronavirus. Apple and Microsoft each saw losses of approximately $60 billion.

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