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Advice for the incoming class of CDOs

A new report aims to flatten the learning curve for new chief data officers.

Data Justice Network

Platform leverages criminal justice data and expertise

A new peer-to-peer criminal justice resource helps officials get fast and comprehensive answers to their questions about how to make better use of data to reduce incarceration and crime.

Can real-time transit data really be open?

Can real-time transit data really be open?

Variations in state and local licensing agreements can raise transaction costs, create barriers and substantially reduce the value of the data, a new report suggests.

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County adopts smarter emergency alerting

Berkeley County, W.Va., is implementing a mass public safety notification system.

CIVIQ Smartscapes

County rolls out smart kiosks, transit Wi-Fi

The digital kiosks and Wi-Fi on public transportation will help Miami-Dade County relieve traffic congestion and build a smart city infrastructure.

What’s keeping states from adopting CDM?

What’s keeping states from adopting CDM?

Technically, state and local governments can buy tools and services from the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, but few have jumped on board.

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Trapped drivers opt-in for emergency alerts

The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s 511PAConnect system lets motorists stuck in traffic send information and receive incident updates from emergency response teams.

California plans expanded agile vendor pool

California looks to expand agile vendor pool

The state’s Department of Technology plans to include up to 30 vendors in the next phase of the prequalification program.

IoT solution targets smart cities

Nokia IoT solution targets smart cities

Nokia updated its Internet of Things platform with pre-integrated applications for smart cities.

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Syracuse gets early warnings on water main breaks and fires

The city is leveraging teamwork, data and open source code to build models to help it predict water main breaks and fatal house fires.

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Public-private partnerships key to city innovation

The Trump administration should continue to support initiatives like the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, panelists at the recent Mobility Talks said.

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Driving the autonomous vehicle conversation

Policy makers and auto industry executives discuss government’s role in autonomous vehicles.

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Smart city hotbeds? Think small

Less extensive projects, ease of implementation and access to federal funding may be driving the trend.

San Francisco

Hyperconverged solution streamlines transit IT

San Francisco’s transit agency is using Nutanix’s enterprise cloud solution to improve service delivery and reduce its data center footprint.

San Francisco takes on local flooding with Adopt a Drain

San Francisco takes on local flooding with Adopt a Drain

The city modified the open source code from Boston’s Adopt a Hydrant program, which lets residents volunteer to shovel out fire hydrants buried by snowstorms.