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How governments can reap the benefits of the cloud

IT managers can leverage the cloud to help alleviate the tech challenges faced by state and local government IT departments.

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Michigan plans cyber analytics center

The Cyber Threat Analytics Center will use feedback from network sensors, commercially available threat feeds and physical threat modeling to prepare for cyberattacks.

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Virginia pilots mobile driver’s license

Tests of digital driver’s licenses show the potential of the technology, the leader of Virginia’s pilot program says.

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Mapping neighborhood-level health indicators

The CDC’s 500 Cities website maps chronic disease indicators at both the city and census-tract level.

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Michigan bets on cloud-based content management

The Michigan Gaming Control Board is working with Unisys to replace more than a dozen legacy systems with a single, cloud-based application.

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Getting smart on trash collection

Pittsburgh plans to add fill-sensor technology to its trash-collection workflow.

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San Diego puts internet, GPS in choppers

A partnership between the city and AT&T puts GPS service and a secure two-way network connection in the Airborne Law Enforcement helicopter fleet.

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Security depends on data classification

By identifying, organizing and classifying data, states can lay the groundwork for reducing the number of possible breaches, NASCIO finds.

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Fighting tax fraud with electronic IDs

Several states are testing a program that leverages the authentication derived from driver's licenses to ensure tax refunds are sent to their rightful owners.

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Illinois taps blockchain to spur government efficiencies

Illinois is experimenting with blockchain in five pilot programs, the state’s CTO Mike Wons told GCN.

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Police around the world learn to fight global-scale cybercrime

The multinational cooperation involved in successfully taking down the Avalanche network can be a model for future efforts in fighting digital crime.

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State officials push tech to combat child porn

The Campaign for Child Rescue encourages the use of advanced technology to locate and rescue children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.

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The secret source for cyber hires

The Scholarship for Service program produces top-quality cyber graduates who have committed to work in government. It's federally funded, but state, local and tribal agencies can reap the benefits.

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How Atlanta manages its new traffic headache

CommuteATL, an online platform spun up after the I-85 bridge collapse, helps city officials manage traffic in near real time and provides live updates for drivers.

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IoT is the glue holding our smart cities together

The robust communications that smart cities are built on requires systematic evaluation and benchmarking to ensure effective delivery of public services.