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DC takes underground pipe inspections to the cloud

The Water and Sewer Authority in Washington, D.C., uses Esri services in the Microsoft Azure cloud to improve inspection management.

How telematics help fleet managers reduce greenhouse gas emissions

How telematics help fleet managers reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Besides helping agencies track vehicle performance, telematics can help fleet managers meet federal mandates that require greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 15 percent by 2020.

An auditable election system for 2020

An auditable election system for 2020

Travis County, Texas, is working to combine the convenience of electronic voting and the record of paper ballots into one system.

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DHS working to protect emergency call centers against denial-of-service attacks

With more government services facing potential cyberthreats, the Department of Homeland Security is working to lower the risk and impact of potential telephone system-based attacks on 911 call centers.

Newark NJ

Newark unveils smart city lab, kiosk

MetroLab@Newark brings the city and academia together with private businesses to develop new smart city tech, like the BrandNewark smart kiosk.

 ‘Clunky,’ low-tech voting system still vulnerable to hacks

‘Clunky,’ low-tech voting system still vulnerable to hacks

A new report outlines a range of vulnerabilities, infiltration points and tactics that could be used to undermine credibility in an election or even manipulate the results.

Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

City leaders need real-time visibility across their entire project portfolio to help them better plan, build and operate their smart city.

How a county delivers data-driven decisions

How one county now delivers data-driven decisions

OpenPGC provides real-time insights into everything from how the approved operating budget is being spent to how long customer service representatives are taking to answer and resolve 311 service requests.

Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

An artificial-intelligence-powered sensor network will better managing the timing of traffic lights and crosswalk signals.

Building a better voting machine

Building a better voting machine

A panel of election technology experts point to projects in California and Texas counties that are developing secure, auditable systems.

Pennsylvania Avenue

DC revs up smart-city project

The second phase of Washington’s PA2040 smart-city project will extend to trash cans, parking, environmental sensing and public safety technology.

Backing up to stay ahead of hackers

Backing up to stay ahead of hackers

The Barnstable Police Department thwarts ransomware attacks with technology that more frequently and inexpensively copies and stores its data.

Virginia builds cyber foundation for government, business

Virginia builds cyber foundation for government, business

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he wants other states to follow Virginia’s lead in cybersecurity.

firefighter on radio

Why are first responders turning away from radio encryption?

Public safety agencies are turning off their radio encryption over concerns of not being heard by nearby departments using older devices.

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Benefit Assist sifts through tax information to help determine a person’s eligibility for benefits from programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and Medicare.


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