Like so many of his peers, Acting Missouri CIO Rich Kliethermes cited cybersecurity as his first priority when we caught up with him at the NASCIO Midyear conference earlier this year. He pointed to progress the state has made in the area of cybersecurity, backed by investments from the Legislature in a robust cyberawareness program. But that's far from the only issue on the agenda for Kliethermes and the larger Missouri IT operation.
As governments across the board aim to offer more and better services to citizens online, the process of verifying identity becomes more complicated, especially for transactions considered "high-stakes." At the NASCIO Midyear conference last April, Georgia Chief Technology Officer Steve Nichols outlined the scope of the challenge.
In 2018, San Francisco’s Startup in Residence (STiR) program, which embeds fledgling technology companies inside government to help solve public-sector problems, is looking to expand into other cites across North America as a non-profit civic tech organization transitions into leading the program. STiR, which began in 2014 in San Francisco, took a year off in 2015, before expanding to four cities in Northern California in 2016: San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro and West Sacramento.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".