Keeping up strong data breach defenses is tricky as technologies evolve and governments adjust to hybrid environments. Maricopa County CISO Lester Godsey explains why data inventorying, vendor risk management and cybersecurity audits are key.
Sixty-three percent of likely voters said they would support a ballot measure that would transform the city’s government, including the number of representatives on the City Council and how they are elected.
Some residents in the Pennsylvania county received letters that stated their “voter history may be in error.” But county officials are reassuring residents that ballot counting and “voter credit” are different things.
The Nov. 8 election will elect four of the 7-member board for the area’s largest water provider, Santa Clara Valley Water District, which is one of Santa Clara County’s largest government agencies.
Wheat Ridge, Colo., has decided to not pay $5 million in a ransomware operation that forced the city to close City Hall to the public for more than a week. Instead, the city will restore files from viable backups on its own, without the hacker’s help.
They will be allowed to temporarily monitor live video feeds from privately owned surveillance cameras in certain circumstances without first obtaining a warrant under a new policy.
The Ohio city hopes to, through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University, develop artificial intelligence technology to identify illegal dumping and alert authorities.
Residents of the Pennsylvania county voiced concerns about election security, including ballot drop boxes, voter fraud and ballot counting machines, at last week’s county commissioners’ meeting.
The most expensive item on the November ballot will be a general obligation bond measure that could end up being the largest revenue stream in the city’s history, increasing property taxes by $40.91 per every $100,000 in value.
Two-and-a-half years later, cities across the country continue to adjust to the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Boston; Mesa, Ariz.; and Oakland, Calif., are using different approaches to address their communities' needs and prioritize digital equity.
The MBTA is facing a budget deficit that could swell once federal relief funds run out. The money has already been used to help stabilize the agency’s budget. Without the aid, the 2022 budget would have had a $132 million deficit.
An audit found that Massachusetts’ third largest city has made progress with the debt in its employees’ pension system, with 39 percent of future obligations covered. But there is still a long way to go to reach solvency by 2033.
Jason T. Schofield was arrested by the FBI on Sept. 13 for fraudulently obtaining and filing absentee ballots last year for at least eight voters without their permission. Schofield has been charged with 12 felony counts.
Mayor Eric Adams will spend the city money to connect 3,000 high school students with multiyear, paid apprenticeships at large finance and tech firms at a time when 8.3 percent of city government jobs are vacant.
The elections for the lone Republican seat on Dallas County’s Commissioners Court, Tarrant County judge and the Texas House seat for Collin County have become close races in which the Democrats just might win.
The Iowa county’s ARPA committee has said the money would be allotted for bike trail repairs, an environmental education center project and Mariposa Park campgrounds. The final decision will fall to the Board of Supervisors.