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All states opt in to FirstNet

The planned national wireless interoperable emergency responder network got 100 percent buy in, but some stakeholders needed some prodding.

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Cities tap startups for innovation infusion

With the Startup in Residence program, municipal agencies get a fresh perspective on their civic challenges, and startups get the opportunity to tap into the government technology market.

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An ounce of ransomware prevention…

With basic hygiene and secure backups, agencies can protect and restore their systems after a ransomware attack.

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In opioid epidemic, states intensify prescription drug monitoring

At least 39 states are insisting that health professionals use prescription drug-monitoring programs to analyze each patient’s prescription drug use before writing another prescription for highly addictive drugs.

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Year in review: GCN's top tools and tactics for government IT managers

In 2017, we saw plenty of change, with consumer technologies flowing into government offices on one end and fascinating advances on the leading edge of computing.

NYC landmarks interactive map

Mapping NYC's historic landmarks

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission interactive map now includes detailed information on nearly 34,000 historic buildings in the city’s 141 historic districts.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signs bill to make voting easier

NYC to expand online voter registration

New legislation calls for a portal and mobile app that allows residents to submit their information and electronically sign a voter registration form.

Federal 100 winners announced

Last call for FCW's Federal 100 Award nominations

If you know someone doing outstanding work in federal IT, be sure to nominate them by Jan. 3.

AskRail ap

Full service app for railroad emergency response

AskRail app gives responders to a railroad incident details about the cars and their contents as well as resources on handling hazardous materials and maps of nearby facilities.

For sale: 2,719.32669068 government-owned bitcoins

U.S. to sell $10M in seized bitcoin

As the price of bitcoin is skyrocketing, the government looks to cash in.

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Technology is turning wrong-way drivers around

A spate of wrong-way crashes across the country in the past five years has pushed state officials to test how technology can prevent the crashes and save lives.

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Location intelligence powers next generation emergency response

By infusing mobile, sensor-based data with geographic information, public safety officials can increase situational awareness and improve information analysis.

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New York City moves to create accountability for algorithms

The New York City Council passed the country’s first bill to address algorithmic discrimination in city government.

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Massachusetts to upgrade statewide radio system

The statewide system will provide enhanced interoperable communications for the first responder community.

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With open data, the plan is as important as the portal

One city is dropping its current open-data contract, saying it didn't get what it expected. How can others get the most from their projects?

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