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LA maps its trash troubles

The Los Angeles CleanStat program will help target additional resources to communities with the greatest need.

Congressman sees broader role for DHS in state and local cyber efforts

Congressman sees broader role for DHS in state and local cyber efforts

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) says a reorganized "cyber infrastructure protection" division could serve as a valuable resource and central point of contact.

Mayor for a day: Game challenges New Orleans residents to balance the budget

Mayor for a day: Game challenges New Orleans residents to balance the budget

The Big Easy Budget Game uses the city’s financial data to give players the ability to create their own version of the operating budget.

School district gets virtual access to apps as old hardware ages out

School district goes virtual as old hardware ages out

While it attaches Chromeboxes to monitors to get more life from old equipment, Shelton Public Schools also uses Citrix XenApp to provide access to Microsoft Office and Google Apps for Education.

Caltrans partners with Waze to share traffic data

Caltrans partners with Waze to share traffic data

Goal is to put better data into both the popular traffic app and California's own transit services.

Credential exchange enabled on DHS info sharing network

Credential exchange enabled on DHS info sharing network

A backend attribute exchange streamlines identity management by keeping users' security credentials on local systems but making them accessible from other network locations.

cities must prep roadways for driverless vehicles

Cities must adapt to autonomous vehicles

The design of sidewalks, streets, buildings and even traffic lights could change once computers are in the driver’s seat.

NYC robberies peak after school

NYC robberies peak after school

The city’s open data shows a correlation between robberies and the time school lets out.

Machine analytics help San Diego protect its systems

Machine analytics help San Diego protect its systems

The city teamed up with Splunk to monitor and analyze its machine-generated data.

using machine learning to predict domestic violence

Using machine learning to reduce domestic violence

Researchers found that machine-learning forecasts of which accused perpetrators of domestic violence will be rearrested on similar charges can cut the number of such crimes in half.

18F:  Expand federal source code policy to state and local

18F: Expand federal source code policy to state and local

Extending the policy to cover federally funded state and local programs would help improve digital services, save taxpayer money and reduce time, costs and risks for government.

tips from top tweeting mayors

Tips from the top-tweeting mayors

Mayors are increasingly relying on Twitter because it lets them take their messages directly to residents.

A crisis with little data: States begin to count drug-dependent babies

A crisis with little data: States begin to count drug-dependent babies

When a public health crisis emerges, real-time data ensures policymakers can tailor solutions to the root causes.

Lottery system hacked in Connecticut

Lottery system hacked in Connecticut

A vulnerability in instant lottery machines was exploited to issue a disproportionate number of winning tickets.

IT in state and local service areas

Study: IT underpins state and local investments

A recent report by Onvia describes the fastest-growing segments of government services.


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