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Announcing the dig IT Award finalists

From mobile security to smarter transit to swarming drones, these 25 projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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Do you speak V2V? Understanding the language of connected vehicles

Huei Peng, director of University of Michigan's connected vehicle test bed, explains how dedicated short range communications powers vehicle safety and traffic optimization applications.


Chamblee, Ga., partners for GIS and IT expertise

With help from InterDev, the small town outside Atlanta can meet its big-city requirements for network infrastructure, support and services.

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Fighting cyberattacks with volunteers

Michigan's volunteer corps of cybersecurity experts from government, education and private industry is one way states can beef up their cybersecurity expertise.


Utah keeps contracts under control

The state's Office of Economic Development is streamlining its contracts management process through Conga Contracts, a Salesforce application.

7 steps to securing open government

Seattle's first smart city coordinator gets to work

Kate Garman's challenge: ensuring a cohesive smart city strategy within the city.

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4 big opportunities for state-level innovation

States should encourage policies to stimulate investment in the digital economy, a Center for Data Innovation report finds.

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Why cities must look to private-sector data sources

The vast amounts of information being collected by consumer apps and services could have a big impact on how cities plan for transportation and land use.

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Speeding litigation prep with cloud-based tech

Lawyers in the Ohio Attorney General's Office are getting a lift from a new cloud-based e-discovery and document analysis platform.

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Governors pivot to energy, transportation innovation

As the new chair of the National Governors Association, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will focus on helping states prepare for the "ongoing technological transformation of the economy."

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How communities get to IoT

Although federal research and funding are helping communities design replicable internet-of-things projects, integrated, complex ventures are still a challenge, GAO says.

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Michigan tackles opioid abuse with data-sharing platform

The portal integrates electronic health records into the state's prescription monitoring program, giving prescribers and physicians near-instantaneous access to patients' drug histories.

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Unisys launches turnkey cloud services

The company's Digital Government Accelerators are a suite of best practices and tools to help state and local agencies transform their digital operations.

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Tampa revs up connected-vehicle pilot

The city is testing 13 different applications of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.


5 states throw in with FirstNet

Pricing and uncertainty about alternatives have been nagging concerns for states considering joining the nationwide, wireless broadband network for first responders

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