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Ransomware on SLED networks

Malware, ransomware twice as likely to hit state, local networks

After evaluating over 30 million alerts from its users around the world, Sentinel IPS found that 67 percent of government networks and 72 percent of education networks triggered critical malware or ransomware alerts.

In Oklahoma, fighting fires with better data

In Oklahoma, fighting fires with better data

With the Esri Collector app, Oklahoma Forestry Services gets geographic situational awareness for fighting wildfires and managing public lands.

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Boston uses CALC tool for buying tech

Boston is using the General Services Administration’s Contract-Awarded Labor Category tool to make more informed and cost-efficient IT procurement decisions.

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How to build customer-focused government

By becoming more customer focused, California can improve the nature of its interactions with residents, a new report finds.

California launches DebtWatch open data site

California launches DebtWatch open data site

DebtWatch provides details on the $1.5 trillion in debt issued by state and local government entities.

NYC builds out subway Wi-Fi access

NYC builds out subway Wi-Fi access

When complete, the project will provide wireless, public safety and Wi-Fi services to all 279 underground stations.

first responder app challenge

IBM encourages development of cloud-based apps for first responders

The contest calls for development and delivery of cloud-based predictive analytic and mobile applications that can significantly improve the operational capability of first responders.

How states stack up on cyber readiness

How states stack up on cyber readiness

The Pell Center’s report on the cyber readiness of eight states explores how states are protecting infrastructure, information and operations.

Are state and local governments ready for CDM?

Are state and local governments ready for CDM?

Interest in the DHS-run Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program has been slow to build outside of federal agencies, but other levels of government are beginning to take note.

Local governments targeted by White House for IT training grants

Local governments targeted by White House for IT training grants

The Obama administration on Nov. 17 announced $100 million in grants to boost IT-sector employment through the TechHire initiative.

5 cities win AWS City on a Cloud challenge

5 cities win AWS City on a Cloud challenge

Five U.S. cities took away awards in AWS credit as winners of Amazon Web Services’ City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge that acknowledged innovative and impactful local government solutions.

CfA announces 2016 fellows, partner communities

CfA announces 2016 fellows, partner cities

The Code for America Fellowship Program announced its 2016 local government partnerships.

Local governments learning to put IoT solutions into action

Local governments learning to put IoT solutions into action

As local governments ramp up spending on IoT solutions, the return on investment financially, socially and economically shows a promising trend.

Body cams for police? Yes. Policies on usage? Not so much.

Body cams for police? Yes. Policies on usage? Not so much.

A report by the Leadership Conference and Upturn evaluates the policies governing body -orn cameras at police departments across the country.

Firstnet DISA procurement spectrum management

Mutually assured instruction: FirstNet, DISA team on contracts, spectrum management

When the Defense Information Systems Agency used its experience with complex IT contracts to help FirstNet with its initial contract, it got lessons in spectrum management in return.


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