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Las Vegas partners with Cisco on innovation district

The Smart+Connected Digital Platform will give city leaders access to real-time IoT device and sensor data.

Indiana IT

Indiana’s cybersecurity game plan

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely spoke with GCN about his cybersecurity strategy in the wake of recent ransomware attacks across the country.

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Improving case management in local government

Even without access to digital tools for personalized citizen services, local government can improve the case management process without large investments.

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Local government's cloud move cuts headaches, adds control

Nebraska's Douglas-Omaha Technology Commission improved operations and scalability by moving its outdated web applications to the cloud.

Department of Homeland Security

DHS unwraps free virtual training for active shooter incidents

The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a multiplayer, scalable online platform that trains responders -- single agencies or across agencies, jurisdictions or disciplines -- for a coordinated response to active shooter incidents.

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Data USA adds new functionality

The ability to download and compare data makes it easier to work with public data.

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Analytics platform helps KC anticipate the needs of its citizens

With Xaqt's MetroGraph, Kansas City, Mo., taps into its smart infrastructure -- as well as legacy and open data -- for real-time monitoring and data-driven predictions.

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

DHS: 21 states' voting systems probed by Russian hackers

In some cases the hackers got inside the systems, but their tampering had no connection to vote counts, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.

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Iowa City turns to data for holistic health care, justice solutions

Data analytics is helping the city find new ways to combat substance abuse, homelessness, crime and mental health issues.

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FirstNet issues state coverage, rate plans

States begin deliberations on whether to opt into FirstNet or develop their own complementary network.

Montgomery County Bikeway reactmap

Interactive bike map helps county get citizen feedback

Montgomery County, Md., built an interactive map that lets users see planned bike routes and comment on different sections of the project.

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App gives responders mental health info for better decisions

The RideAlong app aims to keep first responders and people with mental illness safe during interactions.

San Francisco

San Francisco simplifies the hunt for affordable housing

A new housing portal gives applicants a one-stop shop to explore housing options along with a streamlined application and a quicker lottery process.

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Keep the public involved in tech programs, CTO advises

Cities must be able to demonstrate the value of their technology projects in a way residents can understand.

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AWS announces cloud innovation winners

Louisville, Iowa City and Virginia Beach among the top honorees in Amazon Web Service's 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.