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Connecticut maps out cyber strategy

The state's goal is to reduce the likelihood and severity of large cyberattacks by strengthening the awareness and resilience of public and private entities.

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ArcGIS Hub organizes open data around initiatives

Esri's platform lets officials combine their local open data with contributions from colleagues and the community.

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How mapping disasters can help devastated communities rally

Mapping software can help officials make decisions about debris cleanup, the construction of temporary housing and the rebuilding of homes.


Actionable data from a neighborhood analytics platform

Insights from aggregated city data are not only helping High Point, N.C., predict problems with vacant properties, they're also knocking down department data stovepipes.

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NYPD struggles to move crime analysis from Palantir to home-grown system

The data mining firm has declined to give the police department its data in a format it can use for its new system.

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App helps communities align disaster resources

The Mutual Aid Resource Planner app helps emergency management managers create shareable plans for hazard-based scenarios.

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Las Vegas partners with Cisco on innovation district

The Smart+Connected Digital Platform will give city leaders access to real-time IoT device and sensor data.

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Indiana’s cybersecurity game plan

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely spoke with GCN about his cybersecurity strategy in the wake of recent ransomware attacks across the country.

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Improving case management in local government

Even without access to digital tools for personalized citizen services, local government can improve the case management process without large investments.

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Local government's cloud move cuts headaches, adds control

Nebraska's Douglas-Omaha Technology Commission improved operations and scalability by moving its outdated web applications to the cloud.

Department of Homeland Security

DHS unwraps free virtual training for active shooter incidents

The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a multiplayer, scalable online platform that trains responders -- single agencies or across agencies, jurisdictions or disciplines -- for a coordinated response to active shooter incidents.

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Data USA adds new functionality

The ability to download and compare data makes it easier to work with public data.

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Analytics platform helps KC anticipate the needs of its citizens

With Xaqt's MetroGraph, Kansas City, Mo., taps into its smart infrastructure -- as well as legacy and open data -- for real-time monitoring and data-driven predictions.

 ‘Clunky,’ low-tech voting system still vulnerable to hacks

DHS: 21 states' voting systems probed by Russian hackers

In some cases the hackers got inside the systems, but their tampering had no connection to vote counts, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.

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Iowa City turns to data for holistic health care, justice solutions

Data analytics is helping the city find new ways to combat substance abuse, homelessness, crime and mental health issues.

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