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To meet the daily benchmark set by the Oregon secretary of state, election officials would have needed to hand-copy 8,000 ballots on Wednesday; they only processed 2,400. The county estimates it still has 35,000 ballots to duplicate.
Issues ranging from severe paper shortages to cyber threats and disinformation are looming ahead of the 2022 elections, threatening voter confidence. Officials shared their concerns with members of the U.S. Senate May 19.
The state claims that the number of hospitalizations and deaths among unvaccinated, vaccinated and vaccinated and boosted people were removed because it isn’t a clear indicator of vaccine effectiveness.
The federal government’s historic investment in broadband could fall short of its goals if it doesn’t improve digital skills. A leading expert explains the importance of digital human capital.
The Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act aims to ensure that when algorithmic analyses are used as evidence in court, defendants get to know how the tools reached their conclusions and allow them to contest the results.
Urban residents know about the housing-related problems that hurt their city, from overcrowding to redlining. What if they had a visual display of where things are worst?
The predominantly Black college in Illinois announced they were closing their doors as a result of COVID-19 and cyber attack disruptions. Who’s next?
As insurance costs and requirements rise, some municipalities are looking to self-insurance and service providers’ cyber incident warranties to help in cases of ransomware and other incidents.
The city’s Community Police Commission recommended this week that the city have a policy and community discussion prior to using any kind of surveillance equipment to prevent invading residents’ civil rights.
City councilors and members of the public have expressed concern that the purchase of a drone could negatively impact the homeless population. The city manager holds the purchasing power over the police drone.
A two-year investigation by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology found that ICE has created a large-scale surveillance system that has collected data on hundreds of thousands of Americans.
Earlier this year, the IRS walked back its selfie requirement for identity verification after a swell of privacy concerns; but several states continue to use ID.me to collect portraits, which could be stored for years.
Four cities in the region have proposed using millions of pandemic relief funds for surveillance cameras to aid law enforcement and increase public safety. But there are concerns about the privacy risks.
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The amount of data that municipalities deal with has grown exponentially. Local governments are particularly invested in keeping things secure because of the high level of sensitive information they store and the number of systems they use to share data with state and federal government programs.
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In order to keep technology projects on time and on track, it’s important to identify and secure the right executive sponsor.
AI can map fire perimeters in minutes, rather than hours, and can predict a wildfire’s speed and direction. But emphasis on preventative instead of reactive efforts would be more impactful, say fire experts.