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ID check at military installation

DOD requires Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses for facility access

The Defense Department will no long accept the driver’s licenses or state-issued identification from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington and American Samoa for entrance to its facilities.

Iowa fights snow with big data

Iowa fights snow with data

Besides being a hit with the public, the state’s Track a Plow website gives the Department of Transportation and other agencies near-real-time information so they can quickly make data-driven decisions.

SAVER: A Consumer Reports for first responders

SAVER: A Consumer Reports for first responders

The System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders features objective assessments and validations on commercial equipment and systems.

Startup offers city websites as a service

Startup offers city websites as a service

ProudCity promises to take the pain out of site development for small and mid-sized city government.

State prisons turn to telemedicine to improve health and save money

State prisons turn to telemedicine to improve health and save money

Vastly improved technology, electronic medical records and pressure to control ever rising medical costs have helped spur the growth of telemedicine in corrections.

Virginians get vital records at the DMV

Virginians get vital records at the DMV

Virginia’s Department of Health and the Department of Motor Vehicles have teamed up to issue copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates at the DMV.

NASCIO priorities

Cybersecurity is job #1 for NASCIO

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers named cybersecurity the top item in its advocacy agenda.

AT&T expands IoT portfolio

AT&T expands IoT portfolio

AT&T announced an Internet of Things smart city framework and a new set of IoT developer tools.

Government keeps autonomous trucking in gear

Government keeps autonomous trucking in gear

In its capacity as both a safety watchdog and a commercial vehicle user, government plays a role in the development of the automated vehicles -- for large fleets and consumer vehicles alike.

firstnet rfp released

FirstNet RFP released

After a year of consultation with industry and public safety officials, FirstNet released the final request for proposals for the nationwide, wireless, interoperable broadband communications network for first responders.

Feds back off on Real ID

Feds back off on Real ID

The federal government is backing off its demand that states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to federal standards or see their residents face greater hassles at airports.

NYC transit gets tech infusion

NYC transit gets tech infusion

The governor’s proposal will add cell and Wi-Fi service to underground train stations, mobile digital fare payments and more.

CTO Megan Smith and Office of Science and Technology Policy Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation Tom Kalil

5 strategies for an innovation nation

Speaking at CES in Las Vegas, CTO Megan Smith outlined the administration’s initiatives for an innovation ecosystem that encourages public, private and academic participation.

boston pilots new website

Boston streamlines its site for mobile

Boston is giving users a glimpse of its redesigned website through pilot.boston.gov.

web analytics

State, local governments build on analytics.usa.gov

IT managers in Tennessee, Philadelphia and Boulder, Colo., offer insights for integrating the analytics.usa.gov dashboard into state and local government.


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