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Building a better voting machine

Building a better voting machine

A panel of election technology experts point to projects in California and Texas counties that are developing secure, auditable systems.

Pennsylvania Avenue

DC revs up smart-city project

The second phase of Washington’s PA2040 smart-city project will extend to trash cans, parking, environmental sensing and public safety technology.

Backing up to stay ahead of hackers

Backing up to stay ahead of hackers

The Barnstable Police Department thwarts ransomware attacks with technology that more frequently and inexpensively copies and stores its data.

Virginia builds cyber foundation for government, business

Virginia builds cyber foundation for government, business

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he wants other states to follow Virginia’s lead in cybersecurity.

firefighter on radio

Why are first responders turning away from radio encryption?

Public safety agencies are turning off their radio encryption over concerns of not being heard by nearby departments using older devices.

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Benefit Assist sifts through tax information to help determine a person’s eligibility for benefits from programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and Medicare.

Esri, Waze partner on crowdsourced traffic data

Esri, Waze partner on crowdsourced traffic data

Agencies can now leverage Waze data in the Esri ArcGIS platform.

Criminals increasingly hold government computers for ransom

Criminals increasingly hold government computers for ransom

Cyber-age extortionists are preying on state and local governments, hospitals and even police departments, forcing officials to decide whether to meet the demands or risk losing their data.

chatbot on mobile phone

NC enlists chatbots for government service

North Carolina’s Innovation Center is testing chatbots that will improve citizen-facing services and solve common IT help desk requests.

Permit mapping tool now up and running in Pittsburgh

Permit mapping tool now up and running in Pittsburgh

An interactive map of permits, licenses and violations is now live after approval earlier this year.

Making smart cities into safe cities

Making smart cities into safe cities

Safe city initiatives can deliver a two-for-one return on smart city investments.

How digital networks will deliver next-generation law enforcement

How digital networks will deliver next-generation law enforcement

Communications and collaboration for law enforcement requires an infrastructure that can handle large volumes of data, manage security threats and support real-time response.

A mobile digital assistant for Arkansans

A mobile digital assistant for Arkansans

Gov2Go merges services from more than 100 state and local government agencies onto one mobile-accessible platform.

open prince george

Data-driven decision-making

Maryland’s Prince George’s County OpenPGC platform allows government employees to access datasets and real-time information through dashboards, applications and interactive tools.

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely

Applied analytics: What other states can learn from Indiana's wins (and missteps)

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely discusses his state's data analytics practice and its new approach to workforce cybersecurity training.