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Infrastructure passage popular

Organizations representing state and local government officials on Tuesday celebrated the U.S. Senate’s approval of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending package that includes major new investments in broadband internet and cybersecurity funding. NASCIO told StateScoop it’s “very pleased” with the 2,700-page bill, which calls for a $1 billion cyber grant program and $65 billion in new broadband investments. Now it's onto the House. Benjamin Freed reports.

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FDNY's dispatch system hits retirement

The New York City Fire Department retired a 45-year-old computer aided dispatch system last week, following a four-year project to develop a modern platform that officials said is more reliable and has new functionality to help keep the city’s residents safe. The new $22 million system, developed by Accenture, replaced a legacy CAD platform that was installed in 1977, and had been bogged down in recent years as the department modernized other applications. The new system, FDNY Deputy Commissioner JonPaul Augier said, is "for dispatchers, by dispatchers." Colin Wood has more.

Detroit Street View

A month in to the job, Detroit Chief Information Officer Art Thompson is busy promoting a citywide mapping initiative that he says will increase the “ability for people to get their hands on GIS” and expand the transparency of government data, he told StateScoop. The Detroit Department of Innovation and Technology is two years into a program called Detroit Street View, in which lidar sensors are strapped to the top of a sprinter van almost constantly navigating around the city’s streets. Using the sensor, the van is able to collect 360-degree views, much how Google collects images for its Street View maps. Ryan Johnston has details


How the pandemic served as catalyst for advancing zero trust

Cyber leaders from the U.S. Marine Corps and Splunk highlight how agency assumptions about risk and requirements have changed for the better in the wake of the pandemic. But it has also meant agencies need to devote greater attention to implementing zero trust architecture into their IT operations. Read more from the executives.

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