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Maryland strikes dark fiber deal to improve access to Ashburn

Maryland strikes dark fiber deal to improve access to Ashburn

Direct connectivity to the East Coast data hub is especially important for technology development in Montgomery County.

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State, local governments get new tech buying option

Fairfax County, Va., awarded a contract to a purchasing cooperative for IT products, services and solutions for state and local government, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

Oregon wants to make online marijuana regulation a chill experience

Microsoft gets into the marijuana business

The software giant is teaming up with Kind Financial to help states track and regulate cannibis with a cloud-based solution.

legacy IT conversion

Taking the plunge: What it takes to leave a legacy platform behind

By converting legacy Oracle Forms and Reports code to work on its Java or .NET stacks, Florida’s Miami-Dade County saved money and tightened security.

data intermediary

Why you need a data intermediary

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership aims to help communities create data intermediaries to act as data translators, educators and collaborators.

Google eyes Dallas for fiber network

Google eyes Dallas for fiber network

Google Fiber may expand its services in Texas from San Antonio and Austin to include Dallas.

DC pulls tech into the parking space

DC pulls tech into the parking space

The ParkDC pilot will leverage sensors, mobile cameras and dynamic pricing in an effort to reduce parking congestion in Washington, D.C.

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City mayors make final pitches in Smart City Challenge

The finalists explained how they would use technology and prize money to make their cities safer and easier to navigate.

Is it time to buy cyber insurance?

Is it time to buy cyber insurance?

Cybersecurity insurance not only helps agencies manage the costs of recovering from a breach, it can also foster better security practices.

Missouri raises security awareness with bite-size, monthly interactive training

Missouri builds security awareness with bite-size training

The state has improved its security posture by lowering end-user risk and opening communication channels for security concerns.

States race to protect student data

States race to protect student data

With few protections on the privacy of student data, states have been scrambling to regulate how it is collected and stored.

New Yorkers get greater control over digital health data

New Yorkers get greater control over digital health data

At the new HealthlinkNY website, patients can download and print customized consent forms allowing their records to be released.

Image recognition app helps long-haul truckers find parking

Image recognition app helps long-haul truckers find parking

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are using cameras and image processing software to monitor parking spaces at truck stops in the state and provide a real-time assessment of available spaces.

NASCIO: Make a policy roadmap before venturing into the IoT

NASCIO: Make a policy roadmap before venturing into the IoT

A recent report by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers urges CIOs to get out in front of the Internet of Things.

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Oregon opts for paperless vehicle titling for dealers

The state will use the Vitu electronic registration and titling platform to streamline interactions between auto dealers and the Department of Motor Vehicles.


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