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States flex cyber leadership muscle

States flex cyber leadership muscle

New Jersey is the latest state to establish an information-sharing unit, while several other states are trying different tactics.

State CIOs get advice on drones

State CIOs get nudge on drone policies

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers tells state officials to put unmanned aerial systems on their radar.

To collect revenue, some states put tax scofflaws in virtual

To collect revenue, some states put tax scofflaws in virtual 'stocks'

Publishing the names of tax scofflaws and the amounts they owe on the Internet works spectacularly well, bringing in millions to states eager for the revenue.

NIST maps the future of location services in public safety

The Location-Based Services R&D Roadmap outlines how public safety communications will evolve over the next 20 years.

Can states afford to wait on chip and PIN cards?

Before state and local agencies rush to accept chip cards, they need to understand what the liability shift really means for them -- and then evaluate the benefit of replacing existing card readers against the related cost.

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Machine translations: Good enough for government work?

Governments agencies struggle to make information available to non-English speakers.

States turn to tech for tracking marijuana

As legalization spreads, RFID and online inventory tracking are being deployed to keep cannabis sales regulated.

Panasonic debuts lightweight, body cam suite

Panasonic debuts lightweight, body cam suite

The solution includes the body-worn camera, the Arbitrator 360° HD in-car digital video recording system and evidence management software.

When tornadoes are near, states flash warnings on digital billboards

When tornadoes are near, states flash warnings on digital billboards

State and local governments are increasingly turning to private billboard companies to warn citizens about natural disasters and emergencies.

Seeking greater citizen engagement by taking town hall feedback to the cloud

Boosting engagement by taking town hall feedback to the cloud

Hanford, Calif., is setting up Accela Civic Voice, a cloud-based solution that could help its 55,000-plus residents become much more engaged.

Watson, Twitter to help Smarter Cities Challenge winners

Denver, Detroit, Memphis and Rochester, N.Y., will get technology consulting services as winners of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge.

Open data, analytics key to Police Data Initiative

Open data, analytics key to Police Data Initiative

The Police Data Initiative aims to accelerate the development of data transparency and analysis tools to build trust between local police and the communities they serve and improve internal accountability.

Chicago busts bus bunching

Chicago is implementing a Bus Transit Management System to address the "bunching" that has contributed to inefficiency in its public transportation.

Struggling with sluggish VDI? Try graphics acceleration

Adding graphics acceleration to a Texas town's virtual desktop system gave users performance equal to or better than their existing computers, accessible from almost any location.

When your phone tells you to stop texting and drive

When your phone tells you to stop texting and drive

An app alerts drivers sitting at red lights in Walnut Creek, Calif., that the light is about to change and refocuses them on the road.