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Governments invest in new digital procurement tech

Jul 22, 2021
Tech providers are reporting recent growth for digital procurement services at state and local levels. e-bidding procurement platform for state and local governments DemandStar, for example, recently said it had gained 200 new clients in the first half of this year, which already equals the number...

Cybersecurity Experts Discuss ‘Smart City’ Tech

Apr 8, 2021
As ‘smart city’ technologies like street video surveillance, emergency alert systems, automatic tolling, and gunshot detection systems continue to expand through state and local government, so does the threat of damaging consequences due to the hacking of these systems. When state and local...

What You Need to Know About StateRAMP

Apr 1, 2021
With the threat of cyber crime increasing in recent decades, government agencies have become one of the most common targets for malware attacks. Even outside of state and local government, cyber criminals often exploit the unprotected third party solutions provided by vendors who sell to the...

Public Schools Saw a ‘Record-Breaking’ Increase in Cyber Threats in 2020

Mar 29, 2021
As remote learning and remote working have become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic, new security challenges have been presented in businesses and school districts alike in the form of cyber threats. School districts have been particularly targeted in the past year, seeing increases in data...

A.I. Detects Market Manipulation: “Gamestonk”

Feb 2, 2021
Wall Street has entered the meme wars and it’s bringing A.I. to the party! In what is now being called the “Gamestonk” event, a group of Redditors decided to buy substantial amounts of stock in GameStop and other “meme” companies as a protest against hedge funds who were shorting the...

A.I. Tech Predicting Earthquake

Jan 22, 2021
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the broadly defined term for a variety of emerging technological advancements related to machine learning and automation. In recent years, the many forms of developing artificial intelligence have been used to assist the public sector in overcoming many creative...

NHS Wales to join the drive for adoption of GS1 standards

Jan 15, 2021
GS1 UK is a community of more than 42,000 members working in areas such as retail, foodservice and healthcare. It is one of 115 independent, not-for-profit GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries worldwide. It helps everyone involved in making, moving and trading goods to automate and...

Roadmap lays out public sector AI priorities

Jan 15, 2021
The AI Council, an independent expert committee set up by the UK Government, says the public sector should be a priority area for AI innovation, which could be harnessed to improve services and policy making. In its new AI Roadmap report, it urges the UK Government to give civil servants a central...