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Illinois maps its smart state transformation

Illinois maps its smart state transformation

The state plans to use its information and communications technology to enhance livability, workability and sustainability in its cities, towns, rural areas and state agencies.

NJ city boosts communications resiliency

NJ city boosts communications resiliency

Sea Bright’s “Resilient City” plan aims to serve as a model for other municipalities planning for natural disasters.

How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

An enhanced 911 solution lets users create online safety profiles that include any information they would want response teams to have in an emergency.

stingray report

Committee urges standard, transparent policies for Stingrays

Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.

State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

The steady growth in state and local government IT spending will continue, as agencies look to replace legacy systems and protect against cyber threats, a recent report says.

Police are prioritizing the use of social media

Law enforcement officials say social media is key for both outreach and investigatory purposes, a recent survey shows.

LouieLab:  An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

LouieLab: An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

LouieLab is a public-private collaborative coworking space designed to promote and build smart city projects.

How blockchain will transform our cities

How blockchain will transform our cities

The blockchain can become the city’s operating system, invisible yet ubiquitous, improving citizens’ access to services, goods and economic opportunities.

San Francisco seeks public input on government tech

San Francisco seeks public input on government tech

The city’s technology committee has launched a survey to make the technology planning efforts more transparent for residents.

City’s analytics dashboard makes performance management public (and manageable)

Dashboard makes city's performance management public (and manageable)

The TRACStat performance management tool helps Fayetteville, N.C., monitor its progress toward strategic goals.

Universities building California Policy Lab

Universities building California Policy Lab

A data warehouse of administrative information from state and local agencies will make it easier for policymakers to research issues from education and criminal justice to social services and labor.

Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

Maryland used Virtru Pro to ensure email is encrypted before it’s sent, making it compliant with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Criminal Justice Information Services.

California tests electronic database for end-of-life wishes

California tests electronic database for end-of-life wishes

California’s electronic registry would be a secure, cloud-based portal where medical providers could view a patient's end-of-life instructions, regardless of whether the patient was at home, in the hospital or at a nursing home.

The storage challenge for body-worn camera video

The storage challenge for body-worn camera video

Agencies considering implementing a body-worn camera program need a scalable, secure data storage infrastructure.

UX testing that works

UX testing that works

Civic-minded technologists in Chicago have built a user experience testing group that delivers targeted testers to app developers and lifts the tech skills of city residents.