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Mapping Zika: GIS powers mosquito surveillance and control

Mapping Zika: GIS powers mosquito surveillance and control

Applying geographic information systems to vector-borne disease surveillance and control allows agencies to effectively allocate surveillance and treatment resources.

The many benefits of DC

The many benefits of DC's mobile-coverage map

What began as a project to improve service in city buildings has produced a surprising range of payoffs.

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In Alameda County, a big data effort to prevent frequent ER visits

PreManage ED helps area hospitals share patient health records and other data in real time among their emergency departments.

Columbus Ohio wins DOT smart city challenge

Columbus wins Smart City Challenge

Columbus, Ohio, will receive more than $50 million in funding and technology to help implement transportation technologies.

Officials voice concerns over FirstNet roll out

FirstNet officials maintain that they will meet the deadline and budget goals for the nationwide wireless public safety network.

State, local fusion center staff may get seats in NCCIC

State, local fusion center staff may get seats in NCCIC

A new bill would open DHS' National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to state and local agencies to share cyberthreat info.

Maryland strikes dark fiber deal to improve access to Ashburn

Maryland strikes dark fiber deal to improve access to Ashburn

Direct connectivity to the East Coast data hub is especially important for technology development in Montgomery County.

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State, local governments get new tech buying option

Fairfax County, Va., awarded a contract to a purchasing cooperative for IT products, services and solutions for state and local government, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

Oregon wants to make online marijuana regulation a chill experience

Microsoft gets into the marijuana business

The software giant is teaming up with Kind Financial to help states track and regulate cannibis with a cloud-based solution.

legacy IT conversion

Taking the plunge: What it takes to leave a legacy platform behind

By converting legacy Oracle Forms and Reports code to work on its Java or .NET stacks, Florida’s Miami-Dade County saved money and tightened security.

data intermediary

Why you need a data intermediary

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership aims to help communities create data intermediaries to act as data translators, educators and collaborators.

Google eyes Dallas for fiber network

Google eyes Dallas for fiber network

Google Fiber may expand its services in Texas from San Antonio and Austin to include Dallas.

DC pulls tech into the parking space

DC pulls tech into the parking space

The ParkDC pilot will leverage sensors, mobile cameras and dynamic pricing in an effort to reduce parking congestion in Washington, D.C.

smart city challenge

City mayors make final pitches in Smart City Challenge

The finalists explained how they would use technology and prize money to make their cities safer and easier to navigate.

Is it time to buy cyber insurance?

Is it time to buy cyber insurance?

Cybersecurity insurance not only helps agencies manage the costs of recovering from a breach, it can also foster better security practices.