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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.

Texting keeps case workers in touch with ex-offenders

Texting keeps case workers in touch with ex-offenders

The Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services uses GovDelivery Interactive Texting platform to help caseworkers better communicate with their clients.

Wi fi in new york city

ACLU: LinkNYC kiosks need better privacy policy

The American Civil Liberties Union said users of the Wi-Fi kiosks not only need better protection from hackers who want to steal information but also from law enforcement agencies looking to track a citizen’s online activity.

national transit map

DOT to build National Transit Map from local open data

Machine-readable transit data will be harvested by the Department of Transportation to pinpoint gaps in public transportation.

internet connections

Average US connection speed buoyed by local efforts

No state hit the Federal Communication Commission’s new 25 Mbps broadband target, but gigabit connection projects are helping lift local connection speed averages.

Calling legacy websites: ProudCity seeks pilot city partners

Calling legacy websites: ProudCity seeks pilot city partners

The website-as-a-service startup is accepting applications from towns that want to transform their legacy sites.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Colorado looks to flatten cyber learning curve for elected officials

The state’s National Cybersecurity Intelligence Center aims to be the country’s foremost authority on cybersecurity education, research and rapid response.

CrimeReports

Crime-mapping tool gets open data refresh

Motorola’s crime-mapping website CrimeReports now includes Socrata’s open data visualizations.

voting technology

Tech tiptoes into the voting process

Election officials in Ohio and Utah will see how technology improves the reporting of results and the caucus voting process.

block chain on the horizon for government

Blockchain on the government horizon

The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to address government trust and security issues.

Hawaii to move IT systems to university data center

Hawaii to move IT systems to university data center

The data center colocation will give the state access to a modern facility for enterprise servers, storage and communications.


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