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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.

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.