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As driverless cars hit the streets, states weigh new rules

As driverless cars hit the streets, states weigh new rules

In the absence of state and federal guidelines on testing and developing the vehicles, some cities are welcoming the cars.

Consolidated platform speeds criminal justice

Consolidated platform speeds criminal justice

Pegasystems’ Pega 7 platform is helping the New Jersey Courts quickly move information through the pretrial judicial process.

electronic benefits for WIC purchases

What to look for in digital benefits providers

As states move to electronic benefits transfer systems, they should look for experienced partners that can help them provide a secure, customer-focused system before the 2020 federal mandate deadline.

textalyzer for field analysis of texting while driving

‘Textalyzer’ may give police evidence of distracted driving

A bill in New York calls for a device that can field-test electronic devices after an accident for proof of their unlawful use while driving.

San Jose

San José partners with Facebook for high-speed outdoor Wi-Fi

San José, Calif., will be working with Facebook’s Connectivity Lab to pilot its Terragraph system, a 60-gigahertz wireless system for high-density areas.

governments get failing grades in cybersecurity

Government still failing to protect IT systems

A new report finds that government agencies at all levels ranked dead last in cybersecurity against major private industries.

Kennedy School pilots network for chief data officers

Kennedy School pilots network for chief data officers

The Civic Analytics Network will apply visualization and predictive analytics to address local economic and social problems.

Political gridlock blocks Missouri database for fighting drug abuse

Political gridlock blocks Missouri database for fighting drug abuse

Missouri is the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program, a statewide database tracking narcotics prescriptions that doctors and pharmacists can check to catch signs of drug abuse.

LA

LA maps its trash troubles

The Los Angeles CleanStat program will help target additional resources to communities with the greatest need.

Congressman sees broader role for DHS in state and local cyber efforts

Congressman sees broader role for DHS in state and local cyber efforts

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) says a reorganized "cyber infrastructure protection" division could serve as a valuable resource and central point of contact.

Mayor for a day: Game challenges New Orleans residents to balance the budget

Mayor for a day: Game challenges New Orleans residents to balance the budget

The Big Easy Budget Game uses the city’s financial data to give players the ability to create their own version of the operating budget.

School district gets virtual access to apps as old hardware ages out

School district goes virtual as old hardware ages out

While it attaches Chromeboxes to monitors to get more life from old equipment, Shelton Public Schools also uses Citrix XenApp to provide access to Microsoft Office and Google Apps for Education.

Caltrans partners with Waze to share traffic data

Caltrans partners with Waze to share traffic data

Goal is to put better data into both the popular traffic app and California's own transit services.

Credential exchange enabled on DHS info sharing network

Credential exchange enabled on DHS info sharing network

A backend attribute exchange streamlines identity management by keeping users' security credentials on local systems but making them accessible from other network locations.

cities must prep roadways for driverless vehicles

Cities must adapt to autonomous vehicles

The design of sidewalks, streets, buildings and even traffic lights could change once computers are in the driver’s seat.


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