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The contracts, with Stolz Telecom and Tyler Technologies, aim to provide wider usage for both administrative employees and police and fire agencies.
More than 30 years after venturing into telemedicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center continues health outreach and services with new technologies to connect 108 West Texas counties.
The public charter K-12 schools announced that Marlon Shears, formerly of Fort Worth ISD, will take the lead this month.
One gap the funding would address is city trauma centers’ lack of uniform reporting of fatal and non-fatal gun violence injuries.
The entities tested Squishy Robotics sensors in multiple operationally realistic environments.
“I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but I want to make sure people understand where we are at,” Budget Officer Ronica Watkins said. “I don’t have good numbers.”
Cal Wood was let go after he was recorded talking about creating a “false narrative” about the district’s faulty website launch and surrounding issues.
Two school district IT leaders are praising recent state funding for managed security services and discussing their prioritization of cybersecurity to protect users and systems.
The commissioners court voted not to audit the much-criticized TechShare.Courts software that recently launched.
Employees and vendors have gone unpaid or inaccurately compensated for months due to the county’s faulty payroll software system.
The funding will go to various services, software and hardware to address the city’s May network breach.
The city partnered with Asterra, a California-based company, to use its satellite imaging technology to identify and address water leakages within its distribution network.
If voters approve the $840.6 million bond package in November, it would be the largest in district history.
The county has struggled for more than two months with ongoing technical issues to pay all of its vendors and 6,800 employees.
The district plans to introduce AI into its work and curriculum, but with caution, leaders said.
County data indicates that prolonged wait times for inmates in jail, inaccurate information and curtailed access to the jail data system have contributed to the growing county jail population.
The state ranked third in 2022 for number of cyber crime victims, with thousands of criminal complaints.
The costs of TechShare.Courts have mounted amid a 12-year saga, and now an elected official is calling for an audit.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is expected to allocate an extra $2 million to purchase dash cameras for 143 police vehicles.
The state has federal money for EV projects, and various state agencies will play a role.
The city council is contracting with BearCom to purchase a new system for use in fire stations.
The system would alert the city's information technology department of possible cyber attacks and other threats.
The city suffered a weekend data breach caused by hackers. By Monday, officials said the IT systems were back to normal.
The city’s Information and Technology Services had an initial request for $135 million in the bond package for IT-related upgrades. There was no allocation for IT in previous proposed scenarios.
Changes to the program will allow for more areas to receive grants and will also broaden requirements for Internet speed and latency.
A local cooperative has been working to bring fiber to rural residents.
The city's contract for Motorola Solutions cameras will last for five years.
The city of Dallas has given some updates and continues to use workarounds for some departments.
Three weeks after a ransomware attack targeted several of the city of Dallas’ servers, police are still having trouble accessing physical and digital evidence, disrupting trials.
As a result, hundreds of court-appointed attorneys and contractors have not been paid in six weeks.