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Utah portal integrates social media

Utah.gov has a new infrastructure that dynamically integrates data and information into a portal and delivers it in real time without the need for a Web content management system

The best mobile apps: Simple, easy to use, ready to reuse

CIOs describe what works with mobile application development at NASCIO's Mid-year Conference.

DHS R&D program has a disconnect with first responders' needs, House panel told

The department has a program to help develop technology for first responders, but matching the money with state and local agencies' requirements has proved difficult.

FEMA: Cybersecurity ranks lowest among critical protections

The National Preparedness Report from FEMA puts cybersecurity at the bottom of the readiness list, with fewer than half of states prepared to defend IT systems and networks.

Are rogue cloud users a risk for states?

Most states lack policies on online file storage usage, but CISOs say there is risk in uncontrolled use of these services.

Madison County bridges security in a virtual world

In moving to a virtual data center, Madison County, Ind., found that security in a virtual world can be at least as good as in a physical environment.

Data.gov launches developer community

Developer.data.gov is the latest in a growing list of communities designed to make practical use of the government's datasets.

Texas retirement trust modernizes to boost benefits system performance

The Texas County & District Retirement System is modernizing legacy systems to efficiently administer employer benefit plans with improved workflow management tools.

Framework defines a smart city, how to build one

IDC Government Insights' Smart City Framework can help officials define the key processes needed to provide better services.

Salesforce.com launches government cloud, app exchange

The Government Cloud will include a multitenant, FISMA-compliant cloud infrastructure that will let federal, state and local agencies share apps.

Dynasty? U of W repeats as national cyber defense champ.

This year's 10-school National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition featured red team attacks, orange team service demands and a couple of surprises.

State, local agencies can streamline buying with 'procurement as a service'

BidSync has unveiled a complete management system for state and local government agencies that allows them to control every aspect of their procurement and purchasing activities via a software-as-a service portal.

April is a cruel month for medical records breaches

Disks containing 315,000 patient records have gone missing from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, the second major U.S. medical information breach in as many weeks.

Crash analytics: How data can help eliminate highway deaths

Highway safety groups' strategy, called Toward Zero Deaths, is ambitious, but data analytics combined with the "Four Es" make it possible.

DataMotion cloud secures e-mail, multiple messaging services

The DataMotion Platform provides a secure, cloud-based data delivery service that reduces the need for multiple security systems for different applications.