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Boston outlines its transportation future

Boston unveiled a draft of its long-term transportation plan that aims to improve accessibility, safety and reliability.

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Prepare now for upcoming website accessibility mandates

Although accessibility rules and compliance enforcement are rapidly evolving, municipalities can keep pace with the technology and expertise to deliver effective, transparent and accessible websites.

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Design and resilience key for smart city sensors

The success of Chicago's Array of Things sensor net depends not only on the resilience of the hardware but the look of the nodes, according to the project’s lead.

AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

Amazon Web Services' City on a Cloud Challenge awards AWS credits to governments and schools with innovative cloud ideas.

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America’s broadband market needs more competition

Weak competition yields high prices for consumers and little pressure for companies to upgrade their networks to offer better service.

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California opens access to public business conducted on private devices

Communications by government officials in California who use personal devices or email accounts to conduct official business may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Record Acts.

Congress proposes grants for state, local cybersecurity

Congress proposes grants for state, local cybersecurity

The State Cyber Resiliency Act would set up a grant program to help develop and implement cyber resiliency plans and build a stronger cybersecurity workforce.

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City enlists Instagram in blight cleanup

Combining Instagram photos with city property data, Mobile, Ala., found an innovative way to address blight.

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How data is helping NYC cut traffic deaths

A new report outlines how data shared across agencies is helping the city meet its Vision Zero goals.

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Cities to Trump: Don’t forget about broadband infrastructure

Local government leaders are urging President Donald Trump to support access, affordability and local solutions for broadband connectivity.

New report ranks states on a variety of topics including internet access and government digitization.

New report puts Massachusetts on top for internet access

States were ranked on a variety of topics including internet access and government digitization.

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North Dakota building network for beyond-line-of-sight drone flights

Harris Corp. will work with the University of North Dakota and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site to develop the network infrastructure for a full range of drone operations.

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Digging out from under records requests

Facing an increase in the number and volume of records requests, agencies must act quickly to modernize and streamline their open records processes.

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San Diego preps largest smart city platform

A plan to upgrade to smart, energy efficient street lights also includes installing a sensor network platform.

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Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge

Research into grid security is moving toward systematically analyzing the risks inherent in critical systems and methodically defending against each of them.


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