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Fighting the flu with a shot of data

A local health department is using a visualization platform to make its data on weekly flu cases more accessible.

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Pennsylvania’s data-driven opioid strategy

A dashboard that tracks opioid prescriptions and emergency department visits helps the Opioid Operational Command Center identify overdose spikes and provide appropriate response.

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A shared service for child support enforcement?

The Trump budget calls for an HHS-purchased system all states could use.

How tech can save money for 2020 census

How local governments ensure an accurate census

To get an accurate list of addresses to work from, the Census Bureau enlists the help of state and local governments to update what it has on file.

Colorado gets a leg up on FirstNet deployment

State officials expect their experience testing the demonstration network's capabilities will help as applications and devices come online.

USPS weighs public perception of drone delivery

Governments dream of drone-based development

The Federal Aviation Administration is evaluating applications from state and local governments that want to be a part of the nationwide Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Pilot Program.

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Smart cities need to be more human, so we’re creating Sims-style virtual worlds

Agent-based modeling simulates the behavior of individuals as they move around and interact inside a virtual world.

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Columbus builds its smart city operating system

The Smart Columbus Operating System will collect, analyze and share data supporting multiple smart city efforts.

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Digital policing requires extensive collaboration

Although a recent survey indicates people want to be able to communicate with law enforcement via texts and social media, many police departments struggle to find a workable platform and process.

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Sidewalk Labs' transit platform offers APIs for parking, tolls data

Coord is a cloud-based platform that integrates and aggregates data from curb signage, parking lots and toll gates and provides standardized application programming interfaces for transportation data.

Are states ill-equipped to manage cybersecurity?

States step up pace of cyber regulations

With the increasing frequency and severity of cyberattacks, state legislators are raising their security requirements, a new report says.

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Collaborating for better smart cities

At the Global City Teams Challenge, government leaders will discuss how security and privacy can be addressed in smart city technology.

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Minneapolis puts new video platform to work for Super Bowl policing

FieldWatch will allow commanders to view video streamed from officers in the field and coordinate resources.

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Smart Cities Council announces challenge finalists

The finalists are working to create e-government platforms, digitize transportation and make data easier to use and more accessible.

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Strava map shows the tradeoffs of geo-tracking

As location-based data becomes increasingly important to smart cities, the security and privacy concerns must be addressed.

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