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Mayor Mike touts his 'smart' agenda

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday courted more than 270 mayors to support his bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination by framing his potential presidency as a continuation of his “smart city” policies around transportation, infrastructure and environmental protection. Speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, several members of which have already endorsed him, Bloomberg said he'd pursue at national scale many of the same data-driven, tech-focused agendas he did during his 12 years as mayor. He also promised that his White House would give mayors "a seat at the table in ways that have never happened before." Bloomberg was in his element, getting standing ovations and loud cheers, while campaign aides wandered the room passing out "Mayors for Mike" pamphlets. Ryan Johnston was there.

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Cybersecurity leads NASCIO's federal priorites

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers on Wednesday released its list of federal advocacy priorities for 2020, with three of its four ambitions focused on improving cybersecurity for state and local governments. The group’s top priority continues to be a call for harmonizing the raft of cybersecurity regulations the federal government enforces on state governments. NASCIO is also still pushing for the passage of a pair of cybersecurity bills, including one that would create a new grant program, and another that would make it easier for cash-strapped local governments to move their websites to the more secure .gov domain. Colin Wood has more.

Don't forget about ransomware, CISA chief says

Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting also heard on Wednesday from Chris Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, who said that recent tensions between the United States and Iran resulted in a "heightened awareness" among state and local governments that shouldn't go to waste. "Even if the Iranian threat is gone, you know what’s still out there? Ransomware," Krebs said. He later told reporters his agency is looking for ways to increase the resources it offers to state and local governments, especially around voter registration databases. Benjamin Freed reports.

NYC air-quality pilot puts sensors on city fleet vehicles

New York City officials announced on Tuesday a pilot program that will equip five city fleet vehicles in the South Bronx with air-quality sensors to gain a better understanding of how pollution varies by neighborhood. The pilot, called CityScanner, will use solar-powered sensors to determine causes of poor air quality and help drive policy decisions to improve air quality, city officials said. Colin has more.


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