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Maryland to move human services to the cloud

The state's Total Human-services Information Network, or MD THINK, is expected to save money, streamline program operations and increase productivity.

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Columbus revs up smart city efforts

The winner of the Smart City Challenge has named a project lead and continues to gather funding and resources.

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Absent state action, Missouri localities launch opioid prescription database

In addition to preventing patients from “doctor shopping” for pills, the online prescription drug tracking systems have been used to detect doctors who overprescribe the dangerous medications.

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Strengthening cyber defenses through fusion center engagement

To measurably reduce cyber vulnerability, state and local governments must interact regularly with fusion centers and encourage more private companies to share information.

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Los Angeles County scores an e-success in managing specialist care

eConsult has reduced wait times and eliminated the need for some patients to see specialists at all.

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Boston outlines its transportation future

Boston unveiled a draft of its long-term transportation plan that aims to improve accessibility, safety and reliability.

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Prepare now for upcoming website accessibility mandates

Although accessibility rules and compliance enforcement are rapidly evolving, municipalities can keep pace with the technology and expertise to deliver effective, transparent and accessible websites.

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Design and resilience key for smart city sensors

The success of Chicago's Array of Things sensor net depends not only on the resilience of the hardware but the look of the nodes, according to the project’s lead.

AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

Amazon Web Services' City on a Cloud Challenge awards AWS credits to governments and schools with innovative cloud ideas.

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America’s broadband market needs more competition

Weak competition yields high prices for consumers and little pressure for companies to upgrade their networks to offer better service.

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California opens access to public business conducted on private devices

Communications by government officials in California who use personal devices or email accounts to conduct official business may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Record Acts.

Congress proposes grants for state, local cybersecurity

Congress proposes grants for state, local cybersecurity

The State Cyber Resiliency Act would set up a grant program to help develop and implement cyber resiliency plans and build a stronger cybersecurity workforce.

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City enlists Instagram in blight cleanup

Combining Instagram photos with city property data, Mobile, Ala., found an innovative way to address blight.

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How data is helping NYC cut traffic deaths

A new report outlines how data shared across agencies is helping the city meet its Vision Zero goals.

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Cities to Trump: Don’t forget about broadband infrastructure

Local government leaders are urging President Donald Trump to support access, affordability and local solutions for broadband connectivity.

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