How a technology team at a SmartAmerica Challenge built an Internet of Things prototype to create a sensor network for automating public housing safety alerts.
According to the GAO, inadequate access control is a common weakness across 24 major agencies.
It’s not a competition, but neither provides completely secure or effective access control on its own. What is needed is an appropriate combination of technologies.
The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to open an office to develop data-driven tools and models to help monitor financial risk and fraud.
While data and device encryption is the first line of defense, it is not impervious to attack, so diligent IT departments should take a layered and persistent approach to security.
Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey have been working to create geographic information system software to assist pedestrian evacuation from sudden disasters.
A SmartAmerica Challenge project to build an emergency alert system for public housing turned into a case study on how to develop a working Internet of Things application.
Azure can now send email alerts when preset thresholds are crossed and allow IT managers to limit set up role-based security.
The challenges of controlling physical access in emergencies may be solved by a nationwide network of standard first responder credentials.
When government agencies combine solutions from cloud providers with third-party products, they can set up monitoring and access controls to provide the same data integrity they would expect from their own systems.
In automating a workflow process, the success depends largely on how well the underlying process has been designed.
The World Bank recently launched the Open Government Contracts Platform, an open data tool to help governments and businesses search, manage and monitor government contracts and procurement opportunities globally.