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Creating election security alliances

Collaborating with local IT officials and private industry has helped election officials in Denver and New York improve their election security.

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Smart city success stories

At Smart City Week, tech leaders got a chance to highlight some of their accomplishments.

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Russian hacking fuels return to paper ballots

Amid security concerns over Russian hackers targeting state voting systems in 2016, there's a renewed focus on shifting to analog solutions.


22 states opt-in to FirstNet

Just under half of U.S. states and territories have chosen to use the FirstNet wireless nationwide first responder network, while the rest officially have 90 days to decide.

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New York opens first leg of drone test corridor

An agreement with NASA will support the development of a 50-mile test corridor and a facility to certify the cybersecurity and air worthiness of drones.

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Attempted voting hacks a 'wake-up call,' former DHS chief says

The Russian probes and alleged attempted hacks of voting systems in the last election "exposed cyber vulnerabilities" that could have serious ramifications.

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Maryland builds cross-department cloud for data sharing

The Human Services and Juvenile Services departments are moving data into an integrated, cloud-based data repository.


Open data isn't just for developers

Officials in Montgomery County. Md., are leveraging open data for internal projects.

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As military buys more robots, police ask for leftovers

Hand-me-down systems are making their way to local law enforcement, but even then funding can be a challenge.

NGA tries paying by the sprint

State strategies for smarter IT procurement

State IT officials can work together with procurement representatives to ensure best possible value in contracts, according to a new NASCIO report.

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Can IoT protect communities when the next floods come?

With low-cost flood sensors, the Lower Colorado River Authority hopes to collect enough data that it can improve the accuracy of its flood predictions and geo-target alerts.

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How data analytics supports Virginia's Medicaid services

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services is bringing data analytics to the state's Medicaid services.

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Atlanta and Georgia Tech roll out smart city projects

The North Avenue Smart Corridor Project uses adaptive traffic signals for a safer, more efficient flow of bus and vehicular traffic in real-time conditions.

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NYC takes new direction with street sign management system

The Transportation Department traded in its mainframe legacy system for an open source web-based app to manage signs and work orders.

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Responders fine-tune apps in back-to-back hurricanes

Lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey helped responders improve information sharing to help Irma victims.

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