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Dig IT Award finalists: Mobile

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Mobile

Government employees and ordinary citizens alike expect services to excel wherever they are. These projects are delivering on that promise.

How Maryland built a one-stop business registration solution

How Maryland built a one-stop business registration solution

Recognizing that new business owners were required to submit the same information to several agencies, the state found a way to break down agency silos and create efficiencies.

Dig IT Award Finalists:  Cybersecurity

Announcing the Dig IT Award Finalists: Cybersecurity

As the scope and sophistication of cyberattacks continue to grow, agencies are deploying ever more innovative defenses.

Dig IT Award finalists:  Cloud and infrastructure

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Cloud and infrastructure

Six infrastructure projects show what IT innovation can make possible in the public sector.

Iowa tests high-speed Wi-Fi network

Iowa tests high-speed Wi-Fi network

The Wi-Fi Internet for School Emergencies program will tap into the state’s internet backbone to give public safety officials high-speed, private and secure Wi-Fi on school campuses.

A proving ground for smart city tech

A proving ground for smart city tech

The project to develop the Gramercy District in Ashburn, Va., signed two new partners – Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology and George Washington University.

Dig IT Award finalists:  Big Data, Analytics and Visualization

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Big data, analytics and visualization

Six projects, involving more than a dozen different agencies, show what IT innovation can make possible in the public sector.

DHS offers states help with voting systems security

DHS offers states help with voting systems security

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is conferring with state and local governments about the cybersecurity of voting systems.

When disaster-response apps fail

When disaster-response apps fail

Emergency planners should use the same strategy individuals figured out for themselves after the Bastille Day attack in Nice: create multiple independent systems to ensure connectivity.

Virginia offers scholarship for cybersecurity students

Virginia offers scholarship for cybersecurity students

Recipients of the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program must work for the state after graduation for the number of years that they received the scholarship.

DHS opens software for incident command platform

Code for the Next-Generation Incident Command System used by first responders in emergency situations is now available on GitHub.

FCC overstepped authority in muni broadband push, court says

FCC overstepped authority in muni broadband push, court says

The Federal Communications Commission was overruled in its attempt to block state statues that restrict municipal broadband.

Pittsburgh picks partners for civic innovation lab

Pittsburgh picks partners for civic innovation lab

Three Pittsburgh-based startups have been chosen for the first PGH Lab cohort, which connects area businesses with city government to solve public-sector problems.

Practical advice for building a data management program

Practical advice for building a data management program

A new report describes how state governments can best to leverage people, processes and technology to build a successful data management program.

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

A group of nonprofits in Colorado transformed available government data into an interactive map to identify county-level access, spending and cost gaps.


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