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Social media helps officials spot public health threats -- but only for the rich?

Knowing the demographic and socioeconomic breakdown of social media-generated data can better shape the design of research studies and public health surveillance systems.

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The hidden challenge behind body cams -- storage

An open source, software-defined storage solution helped a small town manage its body-worn camera and surveillance data.

IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

Growing federal investments in the internet of things -- including cloud, analytics and sensor technologies -- will power physical and cybersecurity, a new study shows.


How cloud-based e-signatures smooth workflow

Besides speeding approvals and enhancing security, e-signatures provide visibility into government processes.

CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network

In L.A., chatbot chips away at email volume

CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network, answers residents’ questions about bid opportunities.

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App spots fake IDs

The app compares barcodes on the back of driver’s licenses to a database of such codes from every U.S. state.

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How governments can reap the benefits of the cloud

IT managers can leverage the cloud to help alleviate the tech challenges faced by state and local government IT departments.

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Michigan plans cyber analytics center

The Cyber Threat Analytics Center will use feedback from network sensors, commercially available threat feeds and physical threat modeling to prepare for cyberattacks.

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Virginia pilots mobile driver’s license

Tests of digital driver’s licenses show the potential of the technology, the leader of Virginia’s pilot program says.

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Mapping neighborhood-level health indicators

The CDC’s 500 Cities website maps chronic disease indicators at both the city and census-tract level.

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Michigan bets on cloud-based content management

The Michigan Gaming Control Board is working with Unisys to replace more than a dozen legacy systems with a single, cloud-based application.

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Getting smart on trash collection

Pittsburgh plans to add fill-sensor technology to its trash-collection workflow.

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San Diego puts internet, GPS in choppers

A partnership between the city and AT&T puts GPS service and a secure two-way network connection in the Airborne Law Enforcement helicopter fleet.

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Security depends on data classification

By identifying, organizing and classifying data, states can lay the groundwork for reducing the number of possible breaches, NASCIO finds.

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Fighting tax fraud with electronic IDs

Several states are testing a program that leverages the authentication derived from driver's licenses to ensure tax refunds are sent to their rightful owners.

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