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Iowa offers public-sector network clients a la carte security services

To underscore the need for upstream cybersecurity, the Iowa Communications Network is offering its offering clients a free, extensive threat assessment.

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Connecticut tasks law enforcement with cyber duties

The Connecticut Cybersecurity Action Plan calls for a dedicated entity to investigate cybercrimes and threats to individuals, businesses and critical infrastructure.

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NYC Transit is building a fleet of chatbots

The city's Metropolitan Transit Authority is creating chatbots that will allow agency employees to ask natural language questions to get answers from information in its databases.

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Florida ports get situational awareness

By assimilating existing systems, sensors and workflows into a common operation picture, CommandBridge will give users a full view into what’s happening at the ports.

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Cities await announcement of drone pilot program winners

The Federal Aviation Administration will soon name the 10 winners of drone Integration Pilot Program that will help expand the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.

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FirstNet takes core network, devices, apps for a test run at Boston Marathon

First responders participating in the demo used FirstNet-ready devices with land mobile radio integration and location-based apps.

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All 50 states now have data breach notification laws

Alabama's new law takes effect June 1 and outlines what organizations and data hosting firms must do to comply.

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Local governments' cybersecurity crisis in 8 charts

At least some, and perhaps even a large fraction of, local governments may be unable to respond to electronic intrusions, a recent survey finds.

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Virginia scanning program slashes vulnerabilities in web apps

The Virginia Information Technologies Agency cut the number of high-risk vulnerabilities affecting its web applications by 30 percent in one year by deploying a vulnerability scanning service.

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Oregon's pot data needs better security

The agency that regulates recreational marijuana needs to improve the reliability and security of the data it uses for licensing and seed-to-sale tracking, auditors said.

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Connecticut's cyber strategy

CIO Mark Raymond discusses the recent WannaCry attack and his state’s cybersecurity strategy.

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How hackers could cause chaos on America's roads and railways

Transportation systems are ripe targets for cybercriminals, and many government officials are only now waking up to the threat.

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Senator presses DHS on scope of Russian voting hacks

A Department of Homeland Security official told a Senate panel that it's possible more election systems were targeted than had been reported.

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Smart planning delivers powerful benefits for cities and citizens

Smart planning takes advantage of the best available data and technology to coordinate and optimize every area of responsibility a city touches.

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CISO-as-a-service for Michigan municipalities

The CISO-as-a-service pilot is designed to help small and mid-sized government agencies improve their cybersecurity posture.

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