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Close encounters of the drone kind

California leads the nation in close, dangerous encounters between drones and other aircraft, according to a fusion center bulletin.

Tech delivers a more human 311

Tech delivers a more human 311

The upgrade to the Dallas311 system allows for natural language queries from residents and faster and more efficient call routing.

Deletion before disclosure: How NYC can protect municipal ID cardholders’ privacy

Deletion before disclosure: How NYC can protect municipal ID cardholders’ privacy

To protect the privacy of undocumented New York residents, the mayor said the city could wipe its database of municipal identify cardholders before 2017.

How the Port of Seattle crafted a hybrid approach to GIS

How the Port of Seattle crafted a hybrid approach to GIS

Using both Esri and open-source Boundless GIS saves the port money and reduces its business risk.

Hawaii’s Medicaid platform powers broader transformation

Hawaii’s Medicaid platform powers broader transformation

A modular system built with off-the-shelf software gives the Department of Human Services a platform it can expand to serve other agencies.

The middle-mile fiber solution

The middle-mile fiber solution

KentuckyWired is installing some 3,000 miles of open-access, middle-mile, fiber-optic cable that will allow 1,000 government and postsecondary education sites in all 120 counties to be connectivity points for communities.

After Google Fiber fizzles: What’s next for high-speed broadband?

After Google Fiber fizzles: What’s next for high-speed broadband?

Despite Google's parent company Alphabet hitting the brakes, cities still long for affordable gigabit networks for current residents and future businesses.

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State CIOs sketch out priorities for Trump administration

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers plans to release advocacy priorities for the incoming administration.

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

The Department of Transportation is wrapping up a multiyear pilot that uses sensors on state maintenance vehicle fleets to better predict traffic and weather conditions.

Easing analysis of crowdsourced data

Easing analysis of crowdsourced data

The Civic CrowdAnalytics web application automates analysis of unstructured crowdsourced data using natural language processing and machine learning.

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

Many computerized voting machines widely used today do not provide a paper record, forcing voters to trust a system of which they are increasingly skeptical.

Smart inhalers help monitor air pollution

Smart inhalers help monitor air pollution

The AIR Louisville program uses smart connected inhalers that track when, where and how often asthma patients use their devices.

How Rhode Island consolidated its health infrastructure

How Rhode Island consolidated its health infrastructure

RIBridges is a single repository for client information across 48 programs and several agencies.

How challenges turn cities into tech laboratories

How challenges turn cities into tech laboratories

Cities are taking the lead in testing and piloting technologies to tackle traffic, crime and chronic homelessness.

App delivers last-mile options for NC train travelers

App delivers last-mile options for NC train travelers

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is testing an app that integrates public transit information with Uber data to make rail commuting easier.


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