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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.

CfA helps Pittsburgh ease procurement

CfA helps Pittsburgh ease procurement

Code for America fellows built three open source tools to improve the city’s procurement process.

LA puts 4G wireless in streetlights

LA tops LED streetlights with 4G wireless

A partnership between Los Angeles, Philips and Ericsson will install 100 energy efficient streetlights that also deliver improved network performance in dense urban areas.

Virgin media

Newest Wi-Fi option: Manholes

There is a new way cities can provide broadband to residents – via Wi-Fi hotspots embedded into manholes.

How Iowa eased its transition to Drupal

How Iowa eased its transition to Drupal

The state’s Drupal Standard Operating platform was made available to state agencies in December 2014, as part of a plan to eventually migrate all state sites to a common system.

States vs. feds: Who does cybersecurity the best?

States vs. feds: Who does cybersecurity better?

A new study compares the cybersecurity posture of different levels of government.

Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

Hitachi predictive technology for law enforcement combines real-time social media and Internet data feeds with historical data.

smart city analytics platforms

IDC shortlists smart city analytics suites

The market research firm handicaps platforms from the top enterprise analytics vendors.


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