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Shark-spotting drone patrols beach

Shark-spotting drone patrols beach

In Seal Beach, Calif., the Marine Safety Department’s new $1,400 drone is working overtime protecting summer beachgoers.

States at odds with feds on data breach proposals

States at odds with feds on data breach proposals

While Congress hashes out a federal standard for data breach notifications, many states are toughening their own reporting laws.

The connected city: Don’t forget to tell the citizen

The connected city: Don’t forget to tell the citizen

Salesforce's study of 15 major cities finds widespread desire for digital services, but limited awareness of those that already exist.

Predictive analytics, case management vital to fraud investigation

In order to bridge communication gaps among agencies delivering massive national services, fraud investigatory tools have to be comprehensive, flexible and affordable.

Data access key to fighting Medicaid fraud, GAO finds

Data access key to fighting Medicaid fraud, GAO finds

Improper Medicaid payments triggered the review by the Government Accountability Office, which recommended better screening of beneficiaries and providers.

The case for email encryption in local government

The case for email encryption in local government

Encryption ensures that only the intended recipients of a government email would be able to open and read the content and its attachments -- a necessary requirement in health care, education and law enforcement.

tablet for corrections

California county deploys tablets for inmates

The secure devices feature educational content and allow inmates to place calls in the privacy of their own cell, increasing communication with friends and family.

VIEVU debuts hosted cloud service for bodycam video

VIEVU debuts hosted cloud service for bodycam video

VIEVUSolution.com lets agencies upload evidence and manage case files in a secure cloud-based web interface.

Nelson Moe Virginia CIO

Virginia gets a new CIO

Gov. Terry McAuliffe named Nelson Moe as the state’s new CIO and head of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.

Pennsylvania traffic stop app

More efficient traffic stops… for police

A new mobile app lets officers query multiple databases during roadside traffic stops.

Tulsa okla gets new 311 system

Consolidated 311 boosts efficiency, savings

The new 311 system in Tulsa, Okla., consolidates customer services across city departments.

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.