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What’s keeping states from adopting CDM?

What’s keeping states from adopting CDM?

Technically, state and local governments can buy tools and services from the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, but few have jumped on board.

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Trapped drivers opt-in for emergency alerts

The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s 511PAConnect system lets motorists stuck in traffic send information and receive incident updates from emergency response teams.

California plans expanded agile vendor pool

California looks to expand agile vendor pool

The state’s Department of Technology plans to include up to 30 vendors in the next phase of the prequalification program.

IoT solution targets smart cities

Nokia IoT solution targets smart cities

Nokia updated its Internet of Things platform with pre-integrated applications for smart cities.

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Syracuse gets early warnings on water main breaks and fires

The city is leveraging teamwork, data and open source code to build models to help it predict water main breaks and fatal house fires.

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Public-private partnerships key to city innovation

The Trump administration should continue to support initiatives like the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, panelists at the recent Mobility Talks said.

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Driving the autonomous vehicle conversation

Policy makers and auto industry executives discuss government’s role in autonomous vehicles.

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Smart city hotbeds? Think small

Less extensive projects, ease of implementation and access to federal funding may be driving the trend.

San Francisco

Hyperconverged solution streamlines transit IT

San Francisco’s transit agency is using Nutanix’s enterprise cloud solution to improve service delivery and reduce its data center footprint.

San Francisco takes on local flooding with Adopt a Drain

San Francisco takes on local flooding with Adopt a Drain

The city modified the open source code from Boston’s Adopt a Hydrant program, which lets residents volunteer to shovel out fire hydrants buried by snowstorms.

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Voting infrastructure protections need fleshing out

The independent federal commission that helps states improve their voting systems wants more clarity on what DHS' critical infrastructure designation means.

Machine learning tool helps county detect cyber risks (Screen image by DarkTrace)

Machine learning tool helps county detect cyber risks

Officials in Livingston County, Mich., turned to a machine learning tool that can find anomalies in user and device behaviors without previous knowledge of what to look for.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval  and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the National Governors Association 2017 winter meeting (NGA photo via Twitter)

Governors put cybersecurity, broadband on front burner

At the National Governors Association winter meeting, Govs. Terry McAuliffe and Brian Sandoval both spoke about opportunities for the federal and state governments to work together and across the aisle.

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Philly enlists tech to identify abandoned property

A model that looks at city records, crime data and Lidar imagery helps officials flag vacant buildings for inspection and demolition.

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The infrastructure of things

Could Trump's promise to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure translate into smarter cities and better broadband?


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