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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.

New report ranks states on a variety of topics including internet access and government digitization.

New report puts Massachusetts on top for internet access

States were ranked on a variety of topics including internet access and government digitization.

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North Dakota building network for beyond-line-of-sight drone flights

Harris Corp. will work with the University of North Dakota and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site to develop the network infrastructure for a full range of drone operations.

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Digging out from under records requests

Facing an increase in the number and volume of records requests, agencies must act quickly to modernize and streamline their open records processes.

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San Diego preps largest smart city platform

A plan to upgrade to smart, energy efficient street lights also includes installing a sensor network platform.

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Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge

Research into grid security is moving toward systematically analyzing the risks inherent in critical systems and methodically defending against each of them.

Fighting asthma with data

Fighting asthma with data

Researchers are helping Chattanooga get more localized measurements of airborne particulates.

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Two more states claim DHS probed election systems without permission

The Department of Homeland Security conducted unauthorized cyber scans of election systems in Indiana and Idaho, state officials said.

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Broadband internet can help rural communities connect -- if they use it

Broadband access is not enough to engage rural citizens; supporting and encouraging internet use is vital to addressing the persistent digital divide, a new study shows.

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States resist ‘critical infrastructure’ designation for election systems

A group of state officials formally opposed the move by DHS to protect their systems through a critical infrastructure designation.

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IT, networking, smart lighting buys booming in state and local market

Cross-disciplinary IT services, connectivity and smart lighting are among the top 10 growth areas in government contracting, according to a new market research report.

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FirstNet finds experience to be the best teacher

The lessons learned from the early builder projects help FirstNet evaluate technical standards and capabilities, test new equipment and refine plans for future rollouts.


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