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Book Cover: Artificial Intelligence – A Primer for State and Local Governments: Everything You Need to Know Since Yesterday

New Book from Dr. Alan Shark:
Artificial Intelligence – A Primer for State and Local Governments: Everything You Need to Know Since Yesterday

This primer was designed to serve as a comprehensive guide for state and local government officials, employees, and policymakers seeking to understand and leverage AI’s potential. We delve into the core concepts of AI technology, exploring its various applications within the government sector. Practical examples highlight how AI is already utilized to address real-world challenges municipalities and state agencies face.


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Government employees need hands-on, standardized AI training

News content provided by Route Fifty

Hiring a chief artificial intelligence officer may seem like a top priority for state and local leaders as they look to implement the technology across government, but training everyday employees on AI is perhaps a more pressing concern.

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After giving wrong answers, NYC chatbot to stay online for testing

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that although his chatbot provides some wrong answers, he believes testing should done publicly.

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Paper-Based Payments Continue in Cyber-Struck Birmingham

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Some city sources have attributed a cyber incident in early March to ransomware, although the municipality has only called it a “network disruption.” Birmingham is using paper-based processes to pay staff, but public effects may be more minor.

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CISA faces resource challenge in implementing cyber reporting rules

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s reporting requirements represent a sea change for when private entities will have to report cybersecurity incidents.

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As cyber grant program hits the halfway mark, feds laud states’ progress

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Two years into the $1 billion program, state and local governments are better prepared for cyber attacks. But funding remains an obstacle as under-resourced cybersecurity budgets struggle to keep up with mounting threats.

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Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Impacting Elected Officials and Use of Social Media

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On March 15th, in Lindke v. Freed, the Supreme Court established the test for when local government officials are considered “state actors” for the purposes of the First Amendment when they post on social media. The case is a win for local governments as the test provided by the Supreme Court safeguards the free speech rights of elected officials while balancing the rights of their citizens. More importantly, it is objective and focuses on authority as the test to determine if the official is acting “under the color of state law.”

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How hurricane response helped one state’s cyber preparedness

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Local governments in Louisiana are used to having the National Guard come in during natural disasters. Today, they are growing used to the guard coming in during a cyberattack, too.

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CGCIO™ – Certified Government Chief Information Officer

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A 12-month course for public sector CIOs, IT executives and practitioners that addresses the technology leadership and management challenges impacting the local government IT community. Presented with Rutgers University Center for Government Services.

CGDSP – Certified Government Digital Services Professional

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A self-paced, online course for today’s government web manager who is transforming from serving as a technical resource to becoming a professional digital communications manager. Presented with Rutgers University Center for Government Services.


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PTI 2024 AI and Cyber Summit

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This Summit will explore the intersection of AI and cyber in local government. The Public Technology Institute (PTI) is presenting the Summit to examine questions on how AI will impact government services and the ongoing need to focus on building a strong and resilient cyber infrastructure.

The 2024 Cyber and AI Summit will take place from 9:30 AM to 5PM (ET), on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the IBM Center for Business of Government, 600 14th Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

Thank you to our AI and Cyber Summit Media Partners

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Nascio 2024 Midyear<br />
April 28 - May 1 in National Harbor, MD.<br />
Register March 5 - April 22

NASCIO 2024 Midyear Conference

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The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Midyear Conference brings together state CIOs from US states, territories and the District of Columbia.

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GOVIT Leadership
Summit & Symposium

Nov 19-21, 2024