Outsourcing government IT services to a number of smaller companies, rather than the monolithic contracts of the past, has become common practice, but ensuring all those contractors are secure is an ongoing challenge.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | October 6, 2020
A new Rand report explores ideas and practices used by Russia and other hostile states to sow doubts about the election. The insights could help state and local government better understand and respond to the problem.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | October 2, 2020
The City Council approved a nearly $200,000 facial recognition contract that will run through September 2022 but many see the tech as racist, discriminating for the sake of efficiency and they question its accuracy.
By Christine Ferretti and Sarah Rahal, The Detroit News | October 1, 2020
The DMV and at least 80 other agencies across the state use facial recognition technology and investigators say it's an invaluable crime fighting tool. But civil rights advocates say the tech does more harm than good.
By Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post | September 28, 2020
Lawmakers and experts warn that the combination of a pandemic, increased numbers of mail-in ballots and a heightened racial tension across the state have created the perfect place for election disinformation to grow.
By Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune | September 28, 2020
The city’s police received information on a gun case suspect from another law enforcement agency that used facial recognition to identify the person. The technology has been banned from use since May 2019.
By Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle | September 25, 2020
New investigative tools may help average law enforcement agencies more effectively track criminal activity made profitable through cryptocurrency. This includes ransomware schemes and other popular hacks.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | September 25, 2020
Georgia’s Cyber Crime Center helps protect against everything from ransomware attacks to cyberbullying. Last year Georgia lost $500 million to cybercrime, “and only one-seventh of cybercrime is reported.”
By Damon Cline, The Augusta Chronicle | September 17, 2020