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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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New team to lead San Francisco’s digital innovation

The city is hiring for a newly created chief digital services officer position that will oversee a team to digitize city services.

California prequalifies vendor pool for Child Welfare System overhaul

California prequalifies vendor pool for Child Welfare System overhaul

The California Department of Technology prequalified 11 agile vendors to work on the new California Child Welfare System.

Cities, states plod toward

Cities, states plod toward 'Next Generation 911'

States and cities must exchange their traditional emergency phone systems for Internet Protocol networks, which can send digital voice, photo and video information over the internet.

Cities get business trends insights from online permitting apps

Cities get business trends insights from online permitting apps

Open Counter’s tools are set up to guide license seekers through the complexities of opening a business, but they are also generating data that is giving cities insights into their local economies.

California seeks medical marijuana regulation support

California seeks medical marijuana regulation support

Systems will support tracking products and issuing licenses to the medical cannabis industry.


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