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Missouri raises security awareness with bite-size, monthly interactive training

Missouri builds security awareness with bite-size training

The state has improved its security posture by lowering end-user risk and opening communication channels for security concerns.

States race to protect student data

States race to protect student data

With few protections on the privacy of student data, states have been scrambling to regulate how it is collected and stored.

New Yorkers get greater control over digital health data

New Yorkers get greater control over digital health data

At the new HealthlinkNY website, patients can download and print customized consent forms allowing their records to be released.

Image recognition app helps long-haul truckers find parking

Image recognition app helps long-haul truckers find parking

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are using cameras and image processing software to monitor parking spaces at truck stops in the state and provide a real-time assessment of available spaces.

NASCIO: Make a policy roadmap before venturing into the IoT

NASCIO: Make a policy roadmap before venturing into the IoT

A recent report by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers urges CIOs to get out in front of the Internet of Things.

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Oregon opts for paperless vehicle titling for dealers

The state will use the Vitu electronic registration and titling platform to streamline interactions between auto dealers and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

cloud based traffic management platform

Traffic management platform gets a cloud lift

NextTraffic, a next-gen transportation and traffic management solution, launched on Microsoft’s Azure platform.

Mozilla picks Austin for gigabit grant

Mozilla picks Austin for gigabit grant

The Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund will provide $150,000 to spur creation of gigabit-enabled educational applications.

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Water delivery systems join the IoT

Verizon’s Intelligent Water platform leverages the Internet of Things to simplify data management, billing and infrastructure modernization.

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San Francisco funds open source voting

Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed budget includes $300,000 towards planning and development of an open source voting system.

6 steps to meet the deadline for payment card security

6 steps to meet the deadline for payment card security

Migrating to the stronger encryption now will ensure agencies that process credit card payments can continue to conduct business, serve taxpayers and bring in revenue.

Hidden costs in body worn camera systems

Hidden costs in body worn camera systems

A new report categorizes some of the expenses of an ongoing body-worn camera program and offers suggestions on what law enforcement agencies should consider in a five-year total cost of ownership analysis.

Texas stores archives in AWS GovCloud

A Texas-sized cloud storage challenge

The Texas Digital Archive uses Preservica’s digital preservation suite running on Amazon Web Services’ secure GovCloud.

 Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah’s Department of Public Safety and Department of Technology Services built a drivers license quiz application for Amazon Echo using the Alexa digital assistant.

Firefighter rescue game demos FirstNet potential

Firefighter rescue game demos FirstNet potential

OhioFirst.Net built a computer game using real-life firefighting training scenarios to demonstrate the potential of FirstNet’s public safety broadband network.