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With analytics, police get smarter, even clairvoyant

Charleston police are using IBM predictive analytics software to better allocate resources, forecast criminal patterns and solve crime more quickly.

Tenn. school system hack exposes student, employee data

The hack by a previously unknown group could have exposed some personal data on as many as 110,000 current and former employees and students.

And the Intelligent City of the Year is…

Riverside was honored for its project to build a fiber network throughout the city.

One portal, many votes: All states' absentee ballots in one place

The U.S. Vote Foundation has launched an online portal that will let absentee voters register and request ballots with forms and information customized for each state.

Are people ready to vote in their pajamas?

The core technology to ensure secure online voting exists, but end-to-end accountability must extend to the home.

San Diego turns over app development to CGI

The move will free up core IT staff to focus on citizen-facing services; create efficient operations and cut costs.

To learn IPv6, you must first unlearn IPv4

IPv6 is not IPv4, and administrators will have to learn new tricks in setting up and running networks using the latest protocols, one network manager says.

How one university is switching to IPv6 on its own terms

Central Michigan University is starting while it still has plenty of IPv4 address space left, giving network administrators time to listen, learn and implement.

Hack at U of Nebraska shows university data at risk

Higher education is not immune from the scourge of data breaches, as the recent exposure of more than 650,000 records at the University of Nebraska demonstrates.

NASCIO urges states to adopt federal Medicaid IT plan

The Medicaid Information Technology Architecture framework is a way states can decouple legacy systems and break down existing silos in state government, the association said in a report.

Anonymous comments: Some NY lawmakers say no; what say you?

A bill in the New York legislature would eliminate anonymous comments posted online. Aside from First Amendment concerns for the general public, what would such a law mean to government employees?

How NCI made a case for telecommuting

Expanding a unified communications plan from VOIP to high-def videoconferencing required a business case to show savings and justify the expense.

City's mobile method: Central management, full-disk encryption and no BYOD (yet)

Fresno, Calif., automates the task of tracking and controlling its network endpoints, both stationary and mobile.

Georgia fights tax fraud with identity-based filters

Georgia is using the LexisNexis Tax Refund Investigative Solution in a pilot program to mitigate identity fraud and has awarded the company a contract to continue the effort.

California loses personal info for 700,000...on microfiche

The records, including Social Security numbers and state ID numbers for home care workers and recipients, were lost or stolen while in the mail.