Experts say that police officers’ use of body-worn cameras can demonstrate a willingness on behalf of police departments to be transparent to the communities they serve and to have greater accountability, which can improve relationships with citizens and enhance safety. But body cameras don’t have much use if they explode.
The City of Los Angeles is in talks with AT&T to create a public-private partnership to launch smart city technology in the City of Angels, the company and the city said last week.
West Virginia is taking its mobile, blockchain-based balloting initiative statewide for the November election.
The state will allow West Virginians serving overseas in the military to vote in the federal election using a smartphone application, as an alternative to a paper ballot, CNN reports.
Widespread hacking of the 2016 elections have lead states and localities to seek out ways to shore up election devices and networks, and with good reason as hacking attempts for the 2018 midterm election have already begun.
At the NASCIO 2018 Midyear Conference in Baltimore, Md., on April 23, the National Association of State CIO's announced Oregon Governor Kate Brown as the 2018 winner of the NASCIO Technology Champion Award. The award seeks to honor "outstanding individual contributions in the field of information technology in the public sector," according to an emailed statement from NASCIO.
Single sign-on tools provide a number of valuable security benefits. Among the most significant is that they help agencies prevent the proliferation of bad passwords.
Technology staffing changes are abound in St. Louis as the city sets out to identify digital divides and new opportunities for tech. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson appointed Robert Gaskill-Clemons as the city's first CTO earlier this month alongside the appointment of Cindy Riordan, who will serve as the new chief information officer. Both have already started in their positions, Government Technology reports.