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Practical advice for building a data management program

Practical advice for building a data management program

A new report describes how state governments can best to leverage people, processes and technology to build a successful data management program.

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

A group of nonprofits in Colorado transformed available government data into an interactive map to identify county-level access, spending and cost gaps.

DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is reinvesting in its EMERGE program to tap the start-up technology community for innovative gear for first responders.

Video storage starts sheriff’s office on road to software-defined data center

Video storage starts sheriff’s office on road to software-defined data center

What started as a video storage solution for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office expanded to virtual desktop infrastructure and will soon include hyperconverged infrastructure.

San Francisco explores low-cost fiber network expansion

San Francisco explores low-cost fiber network expansion

The city is seeking industry input on how it can improve internet for residents living in public and affordable housing.

Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug monitoring programs are a key part of the National Governors Association’s road map for helping states find solutions to the growing opioid crisis.

For records preservation, Arkansas turns to the cloud

For records preservation, Arkansas turns to the cloud

Arkansas State Archives is partnering with Preservica to build a statewide electronic records program and preserve its historic documents.

How cities use data to plan bike routes

How cities use data to plan bike routes

An increasing number of cities are using data from video cameras and crowdsourced apps to track and plan the best way for bicyclists to get around.

Louisville tests smarter traffic signal management

Louisville tests smarter traffic signal management

The pilot project will improve communication with stoplights that are not on the Kentucky city's fiber network.

DC hires its first chief data officer

DC hires its first chief data officer

As Washington, D.C.’s first chief data officer, Barney Krucoff will work to open the city’s data and improve the flow of information among the District’s agencies.

Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Based on the theory that shooters are themselves more likely to be shot, Chicago built an algorithm that identifies those it considers most responsible for gun violence in the city.

Nevada DMV preps for full systems overhaul

Nevada DMV preps for full systems overhaul

The $70M modernization project will move applications from a mainframe to an Oracle stack, streamline customer service and drive more transactions online.

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Maine is integrating behavioral health data into HealthInfoNet’s patient records to improve care.

Mapping green spaces’ effect on heat islands, flash flooding

Mapping green spaces’ effect on heat islands, flash flooding

Using an Environmental Protection Agency tool that brings together environmental and demographic data, a non-profit shows where insufficient tree canopies overlap with the most vulnerable urban populations.

Tied up and held for ransom

Tied up and held for ransom

Government agencies, particularly state and local ones, are under attack by hackers who are using a combination of malware, phishing and social engineering to wring money from their public-sector victims.


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