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Basic Services, Others, Public Transport

Texas transportation department hit in ransomware attack

May 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Texas Department of Transportation last week disclosed that it suffered a ransomware attack, though details of the incident are scant. In a notice posted to Facebook and other other social media, the agency said it detected “unauthorized access” on […]


Basic Services, Others

Survey: 39% of people won’t use ride-sharing services post coronavirus

April 28, 2020

Via: TNW

With news that governments are looking to lift coronavirus lockdown measures in some parts of the world, thoughts are turning to what the world will be like in its “new normal.” One thing seems certain though, people are starting to […]


Basic Services, Others

Kansas City, Kansas, adds digital services as health crisis closes offices

April 15, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Starting Tuesday, residents of Kansas City, Kansas, and surrounding Wyandotte County got access to a mobile app that replicates digitally many of services normally offered at physical government offices that have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The myWyco […]


Basic Services, Others

Utilities on high alert as phishing attempts, cyber probing spike related to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

On its face, a link between the Coronavirus and electric grid security may not be obvious. But experts say the virus — and the related news frenzy — can pose a threat to utilities. At the same time, while COVID-19 […]


Basic Services, Others

Remaining Coal Ash Basins to Close in North Carolina

January 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

In what is being touted as a major achievement that puts the coal ash debate to rest in North Carolina, state regulators, community groups and Duke Energy have agreed to a plan to permanently close the company’s remaining nine coal […]


Basic Services, Others

Satisfying utility customers is getting much harder. AI is helping, despite data challenges

November 15, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

As customers become more sophisticated, and satisfying them grows increasingly important to utilities, artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a way to increase engagement, though with a range of challenges, analysts told Utility Dive. For example, smart thermostats use AI […]


Basic Services, Others

Utilities need accelerated declassification to protect against cyber attacks: NERC CEO

July 16, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

While there has been no loss of load in North America that can be attributed to a cyberattack, the threat of an attack is at an all-time high, according to NERC. To protect the country’s power grid from a coordinated […]


Basic Services, Others, Social Security, Social Services

New ID policy looks to leverage government credentials

May 24, 2019

Via: FCW

An updated credentialing policy from the White House aims to make PIV cards interoperable across agencies and tap federal identifiers like Social Security numbers to secure digital transactions. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Texas regulators defer to legislature on utility ownership of energy storage

January 18, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The market for energy storage in Texas is in limbo, in part because key issues regarding utility ownership of energy storage have yet to be resolved. The issue arose a year ago when the PUCT dismissed a request by AEP […]


Basic Services, Others

On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans

October 19, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A majority of local government technology leaders have succeeded at developing training programs and culture around cybersecurity in their agencies, but still struggle to adopt plans around information security, according to recent data from the Public Technology Institute. Survey results […]