South by Southwest

Jeanette Manfra
Department of Homeland Security Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra speaks at the South by Southwest 2019 conference in Austin, Texas, on March 9, 2019. (StateScoop)

DHS works to gain trust, help states on election security

The department worked hard to win over election officials who were uneasy about working with the federal government, Jeanette Manfra said at the South by Southwest Conference.
SXSW panel
Fortune magazine writer Polina Marinova, former Boston Police Department Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald, software developer Matthew Polega and Seattle Police Department Chief Strategy Officer Chris Fisher speak at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas on March 8, 2019. (StateScoop)

Police need public’s trust before adopting new technologies, officials say

Emerging technologies like drones and data analytics can help police, but they need community acceptance first, speakers at a South by Southwest panel said.