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USPS proposes smart cities data collection scenarios

A new white paper lays out five potential pilot programs to deliver smart city tech via USPS infrastructure.

How LA corralled its security data

How LA corralled its security data

Los Angeles’ Integrated Security Operations Center consolidates all departmental cybersecurity into one central system.

18 states tap DHS for voting security help

18 states ask DHS for help securing voting systems

In response to the threat of foreign interference in U.S. elections, 18 states have asked the Department of Homeland Security for advice on how to protect voting technology from cyber tampering.

Clearinghouse fights SNAP fraud across state lines

Clearinghouse fights SNAP fraud across state lines

Five state health and human services agencies have deployed a joint fraud detection system that fights waste and abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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White House announces new smart city funding

The White House on Sept. 26 announced more than $80 million in new funding for smart cities research and projects across the county.

NJ automates parolee data feed to FBI

NJ automates parolee data feed to FBI

The Supervised Release File Project notifies officers nationwide in real time when they encounter one of the more than 15,000 individuals under parole supervision in New Jersey.

Despite State Barriers, Cities Push to Expand High-Speed Internet

Despite state barriers, cities push to expand high-speed internet

Local officials say that expanding access to broadband not only attracts new people and companies but also inspires innovation from existing residents and businesses, ultimately creating jobs and other economic opportunities.

State computers increasingly under attack by cybercriminals

State computers increasingly under attack by cybercriminals

Although states have strengthened their defenses against hackers and cybercriminals who attack their computer networks, officials admit they’re not fully prepared for increasingly complex threats that could expose the personal information of their residents.

DHS official:  Look beyond November on voting-system security

DHS official: Look beyond November on voting-system security

The real emphasis, according to Assistant Secretary of Cybersecurity and Communications Andy Ozment, should be on building in cybersecurity "from the get-go" on the next generation of systems.

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Cybersecurity gains awareness, but not funding

Although cybersecurity is being woven into the fabric of government, it’s not appropriately funded, a new survey from NASCIO and Deloitte finds.

Sacramento opens web, social archive

Sacramento opens web, social archive

The city is using PageFreezer to create a searchable archive of six websites and 75 social media accounts.

Moving budgets off the spreadsheet and into the cloud

Moving budgets out of spreadsheets and into the cloud

OpenGov’s new Budget Builder solution allows budget teams to prepare, report, edit and share budget proposals on a single, cloud-based platform.

Delaware’s bet on blockchain

Delaware’s bet on blockchain

The state plans to engage technology vendors to help businesses and state agencies use blockchain technology to distribute, share, and save ledgers and contracts.

LA launches open source business portal

LA launches open source business portal

The LA Business Portal creates a single point of information on registering, licensing and running a business in Los Angeles.

NASCIO survey of CIOs

State CIOs stress agile, data management and infrastructure outsourcing

The annual survey of the National Association of State CIOs found that agile development and infrastructure outsourcing are gaining traction.


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