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National Guard cyber protection teams

National Guard expands cyber protection teams

A joint New York-New Jersey team was one of 13 new cyber units the Guard announced it would activate throughout 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019.

Cook County property office streamlines taxing workflow

Cook County property office streamlines taxing workflow

The Illinois county went live with a web-based real property tax handling application that will cut down on some 78,000 paper documents filed with the county every month.

How governments can close broadband gaps

How governments can close broadband gaps

A recent Brookings Institution report suggests how governments can improve local broadband connectivity rates.

DOT dangles big money to encourage cities

DOT dangles big money to encourage cities' smart transportation efforts

The Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge will award up to $50 million to a medium-sized city to develop a data-driven transportation infrastructure.

Data-driven benchmarking: Keeping up with the government next door

Data-driven benchmarking: Keeping up with the government next door

In support of data-driven decision making, a new tool from OpenGov lets officials compare their performance with that of their peers.

NY releases See Something, Send Something app

NY releases See Something, Send Something app

The smartphone app lets users who spot suspicious activity quickly send a photo or message to authorities.

NYC clarifies open data policies

NYC clarifies open data policies

Five measures will make the city’s open data portal's store of information more accessible.

Virginia turns attention to the cyber talent shortage

Virginia turns attention to the cyber talent shortage

Public- and private-sector officials discuss cybersecurity workforce issues at the inaugural Commonwealth Conference on Cyber and Education.

Smaller cities vie to be the next silicon valley

Smaller cities vie to be the next silicon valley

Across the nation, cities of all sizes are trying to build 21st century economies by providing money and expertise to startups and clustering tech companies in millennial-friendly neighborhoods.

Arkansas health exchange website

As Obamacare turns 3, state exchanges mature

Back-end improvements to the state health care marketplaces are making them viable options to Healthcare.gov.

Ransomware on SLED networks

Malware, ransomware twice as likely to hit state, local networks

After evaluating over 30 million alerts from its users around the world, Sentinel IPS found that 67 percent of government networks and 72 percent of education networks triggered critical malware or ransomware alerts.

In Oklahoma, fighting fires with better data

In Oklahoma, fighting fires with better data

With the Esri Collector app, Oklahoma Forestry Services gets geographic situational awareness for fighting wildfires and managing public lands.

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Boston uses CALC tool for buying tech

Boston is using the General Services Administration’s Contract-Awarded Labor Category tool to make more informed and cost-efficient IT procurement decisions.

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How to build customer-focused government

By becoming more customer focused, California can improve the nature of its interactions with residents, a new report finds.

California launches DebtWatch open data site

California launches DebtWatch open data site

DebtWatch provides details on the $1.5 trillion in debt issued by state and local government entities.