Securing the smart city

Securing the smart city

State and local governments are balancing privacy, security and citizen service as the amount of available data explodes -- and finding that policy needs to catch up with the tech.

Gartner: The 2016 digital mesh is bigger, smarter, everywhere.

Gartner: The 2016 digital mesh is bigger, smarter, everywhere.

The technology research firm’s top 10 tech trends for 2016 lean heavily on the performance, flexibility and agility required to organize the information ecosystem.

Defining the chief data officer

Defining the CDO

A trio of data experts discuss what they do, what agencies need in terms of data support and the future of the agency chief data officer position.

Building the infrastructure for big data

Building the infrastructure for big data

Experts from a range of agencies discuss the tools and tactics needed to integrate big data analytics into critical missions.

Big data takes on disaster coordination

Big data takes on disaster coordination

The Idaho National Laboratory’s Infrastructure Protection Digital Library gives disaster officials filtered, searchable access to thousands of pages of information and images.

The potential of partnerships for improving public transit

The potential of partnerships for improving public transit

Panelists at the Code for America Summit discussed how public-private data sharing can help cities build innovative and inclusive transportation services.

Predicting crime through pattern recognition

Predicting crime through pattern recognition

Hitachi’s Visualization Predictive Crime Analytics system uses real-time, historical and geographic data to predict crime.

Report: Military lagging in IoT adoption

Report: Military lagging in IoT adoption

Although the Internet of Things can cut costs and increase efficiency, lethality and survivability, a new report suggests the military has been slow to embrace it.

Array of things in Chicago

NSF funds an 'Array of Things' for environmental study in Chicago

The $3.1 million project will put 500 sensor arrays on street light poles throughout the city.

How digital identity will power smart cities

How digital identity will power smart cities

Digital identity management technology allows devices to securely recognize and interact with each other, improving the quality of civic services and city planning.

salesforce launches Cloud IoT

Salesforce sees ‘Internet of customers’ for its IoT Cloud

The Salesforce IoT Cloud brings insights to information by connecting data from the Internet of Things with customer information.

Farmers can benefit from granular data provided by the Internet of Things

County tests IoT for local farmers

Montgomery County, Md., is using its Thingstitute testbed to see how actionable, granular data can help farmers improve their businesses.