Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign
A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”
Federal Data Science Training Program will make use of coronavirus datasets, be entirely online
The free six-month training program will span all 24 CFO Act agencies and culminate in capstone projects tailored to each.
Tech upgrades could save Chicago millions, a working group found
One estimate shows savings of more than $225 million if the city government moves its legacy IT systems to cloud-based storage and management systems.
For North Korea, phishing with fake job-recruitment emails never gets old
This time, the spies were trying to get access to European defense firms, McAfee says.
California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'
The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.
New York says pandemic-tech 'SWAT teams' saved it $14M
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 7,300 tech-industry workers who volunteered to help the state address its pandemic-induced IT needs have completed about 40 projects.
NSF to disburse $75M between 3 new quantum computing institutes
The National Science Foundation intends to make $75 million in targeted investments in research and development.
The Navy wants to use wearable tech to fight spread of COVID-19
The Navy is seeking commercially available proximity-tracking technology based on wearables that continuously track the distance between themselves and others nearby.
After aiding pandemic projects, U.S. Digital Response sees a future with government
Leaders of the nonprofit group U.S. Digital Response said that what started as an emergency project to help government during the pandemic may stick around after the health crisis has ended.
NOAA Fisheries moves to no-code project management system
With IT personnel struggling to support projects, the agency wanted to ensure any employee could manage them.