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What's really slowing the restoration of Puerto Rico's communications?

DHS' emergency communications director told legislators that the devastation to the island's communications infrastructure means "we’re totally having to rebuild Puerto Rico.”

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Georgia rolls out Alexa skill for government services

Part of the state's multichannel digital strategy, Ask GeorgiaGov lets residents get answers about popular state services.

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Keeping inspectors connected

New York's Plant Inspections mobile application syncs with a backend licensing system and automatically updates inspection records.

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A mobile, multimedia, real-time traffic center

With Caltrans QuickMap, users can find out how quickly traffic is moving on state highways, check camera feeds for real-time conditions, see lane closures and more.

Emergency TeleHealth and Navigation (ETHAN) Project (Panasonic Toughbook Toughpad/YouTube)

Leveraging telemedicine to avoid ER visits

First responders outfitted with tablets collect information on patients and can even initiate a video chat with an emergency physician, possibly avoiding a costly, unnecessary trip to the emergency room.

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L.A. drives automated vehicle deployment with pre-qualified vendor pool

The prequalified vendors will help the city keep pace with rapid developments in technology.

Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

Report details election vulnerabilities uncovered at DEFCON

A new report provides a detailed look at just how vulnerable the entire election system is to hacking and urges policymakers to shore up security gaps.

Ohio Interactive Budget

Transforming statewide data sharing

Ohio's self-service data-sharing and visualization platform helps share information among agencies.

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Boston taps into data to find sources of economic inequality

The Economic Mobility Lab will use quantitative and qualitative data to outline gaps in the city's economy and provide concrete steps to improve residents' economic prospects.

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Why innovation has never been easier

Governments are experimenting with personal digital assistants, chatbots and virtual reality, but innovation can also come from integrating data and existing services in new ways.

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Columbus lays groundwork for connected transportation data exchange

The Smart Columbus Operating System will share near-real-time data on traffic throughout the city.

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Finding flaws in the system

Missouri's Office of Cyber Security scans systems of enterprises that operate in the state to find common vulnerabilities.

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Schenectady looks to sensors for efficiency

After two successful pilots, the city is looking to make big investments in sensor technology.

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NASCIO survey highlights IT consolidation, cybersecurity progress

NASCIO's latest annual survey outlines some of the challenges state IT officials face.

automotive research at the University of Florida Transportation Institute

Governments, car companies must resolve their competing goals for self-driving cars

Intercar communication, coupled with the involvement of road sensors on the highway and in the on-ramp, can ensure not only that individual vehicles are safe but also that the entire traffic system functions efficiently.

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