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Videoconferencing helps local gov deliver citizen services

Videoconferencing helps local gov deliver citizen services

Tools that let agencies leverage technology to provide face-to-face assistance give them a new way to get the job done.

healthcare data security

NJ takes on cyber threats to health care

The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell is working to enhance threat information sharing among health care providers.

California’s step-by-step solution for its new Child Welfare System

California’s step-by-step solution for its new Child Welfare System

The state will divide the massive procurement into smaller RFPs to deliver user-validated services faster and reduce the risk of large system failure.

How crime stats can lie

How crime stats can lie

Nonstandard data that requires caveats, qualifications and explanations makes meaningful analysis and comparisons among jurisdictions nearly impossible.

Free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots launch in NYC

Free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots launch in NYC

The LinkNYC project intends to install 7,500 Link kiosks across the five boroughs by 2020 that will provide gigabit Wi-Fi, charging stations and web access through a built-in tablet.

How local government can manage technology risk

How local government can manage technology risk

A recent report outlines how local governments can manage common types of technology-related risks.

Census of Governments moves toward electronic data collection

Census of Governments moves toward electronic data collection

Census of Governments aims to improve accuracy of the data and ease the burden of collection on state and local governments.

Boston’s CityScore tracks runs, hits and errors in service delivery

Boston’s CityScore tracks runs, hits and errors in service delivery

The CityScore analytics dashboard gives Boston officials and residents a Fenway-inspired way see metrics on city performance.

Iowa fights snow with big data

Iowa fights snow with data

Besides being a hit with the public, the state’s Track a Plow website gives the Department of Transportation and other agencies near-real-time information so they can quickly make data-driven decisions.

ID check at military installation

DOD requires Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses for facility access

The Defense Department will no long accept the driver’s licenses or state-issued identification from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington and American Samoa for entrance to its facilities.

SAVER: A Consumer Reports for first responders

SAVER: A Consumer Reports for first responders

The System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders features objective assessments and validations on commercial equipment and systems.

Startup offers city websites as a service

Startup offers city websites as a service

ProudCity promises to take the pain out of site development for small and mid-sized city government.

State prisons turn to telemedicine to improve health and save money

State prisons turn to telemedicine to improve health and save money

Vastly improved technology, electronic medical records and pressure to control ever rising medical costs have helped spur the growth of telemedicine in corrections.

Virginians get vital records at the DMV

Virginians get vital records at the DMV

Virginia’s Department of Health and the Department of Motor Vehicles have teamed up to issue copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates at the DMV.

NASCIO priorities

Cybersecurity is job #1 for NASCIO

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers named cybersecurity the top item in its advocacy agenda.


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