U.S. cities expect to spend an additional $2.1 billion on security this year in light of terrorism concerns, according to a survey of nearly 200 mayors. The survey found that about half the funds will be spent on equipment ranging from new security cameras for public buildings, to Web-based communication systems that link hospitals, emergency-response personnel, and police departments. Other funding will go to train and staff police, fire, and public-health departments.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.