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Universities building California Policy Lab

Universities building California Policy Lab

A data warehouse of administrative information from state and local agencies will make it easier for policymakers to research issues from education and criminal justice to social services and labor.

Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

Maryland used Virtru Pro to ensure email is encrypted before it’s sent, making it compliant with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Criminal Justice Information Services.

California tests electronic database for end-of-life wishes

California tests electronic database for end-of-life wishes

California’s electronic registry would be a secure, cloud-based portal where medical providers could view a patient's end-of-life instructions, regardless of whether the patient was at home, in the hospital or at a nursing home.

The storage challenge for body-worn camera video

The storage challenge for body-worn camera video

Agencies considering implementing a body-worn camera program need a scalable, secure data storage infrastructure.

UX testing that works

UX testing that works

Civic-minded technologists in Chicago have built a user experience testing group that delivers targeted testers to app developers and lifts the tech skills of city residents.

Ohio builds out its smart road

Ohio builds out its smart road

Ohio’s open road laboratory features high-capacity fiber-optic cables and sensors to communicate with autonomous and connected vehicles.

Can predictive analytics reduce roadway collisions in Indiana?

Can predictive analytics reduce roadway collisions in Indiana?

The state's new Daily Crash Prediction Map calculates the likelihood of collisions occurring in a specific area based on weather, traffic and road conditions.

flood video

Crowdsourced mapping for flood tracking, prediction

In Norfolk, Va., researchers use drone video on YouTube, a mobile app and GIS software to analyze regional flooding.

6 cyber predictions for 2017

6 cyber predictions for 2017

McAfee’s annual report on the cybersecurity landscape holds some tips for government IT managers.

Tech no panacea for community policing problems

Tech no panacea for community policing problems

While body-worn cameras and predictive policing solutions can improve law enforcement efficiency and transparency, concerns remain around the role of digital devices in solving community policing problems.

FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

The Innovation and Test Lab will perform technology validation and automated testing in addition to providing a space for collaboration, knowledge sharing and training opportunities.

How can data can fuel electric vehicle growth?

Can data fuel electric vehicle growth?

Experts in the EV community discussed how data can help spur the technology’s adoption at the first-ever Electric Vehicle Datathon.

3-D, high-res maps of the last frontier

3-D, high-res maps of the last frontier

Topographic maps of Alaska will help researchers studying a range of issues, such as ice loss, glacial changes and surface water flow.

Kentucky plows through big data on winter roadways

Kentucky plows through big data on winter roadways

By outfitting snow and ice removal trucks with automatic vehicle location technology, officials hope to improve safety and save money.

Making cities

Making cities' online services easier to ‘like’

The ProudCity Service Center allows municipalities to set up a portal for city services on Facebook, as a standalone mobile app or an embedded widget on an existing website.