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Direct or disable: Two states take on drone growth

Direct or disable: Two states take on drone growth

Kansas appoints its first Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Utah proposes legislation to ‘neutralize’ drones over wildfires by jamming their signals or shooting them down.

Secrets of open data success

Secrets of open data success

Although many cities have made progress with open data portals and digitizing archives, a few consistently lead the pack.

Better 911 systems through standard data

Better 911 systems through standardized data

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking for a nationally uniform 911 data system.

Sharing hospital data to lower costs and improve care

Sharing hospital data to lower costs and improve care

Five Iowa health care systems are using the Statewide Alert Notification system that provides real-time, secure notifications to Medicaid care teams regarding emergency room visits, admissions and discharges of their members.

Georgia opens data on schools’ performance

Georgia opens data on schools’ performance

Georgia’s new School Reports website collects data from multiple sources to provide each public school with a single performance report based on indicators of student success.

Are you ready for the new FLSA overtime rule?

Are you ready for the new FLSA overtime rule?

Workforce management solutions can help state and local government agencies comply with the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Helping High Schoolers Connect Degrees to Dollars

Helping high schoolers connect degrees to dollars

States’ detailed data systems have revealed that more education doesn’t always mean higher earnings.

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Digging out hidden malware in San Antonio’s transit system

Even computer systems equipped with recommended cybersecurity technology can't detect all threats, which explains why a cybersecurity startup found malware on San Antonio's mass transit computer systems.

Philadelphia restarts homeless case management system

Philadelphia restarts homeless case management system

The ClientTrack Homeless Management Information System will streamline intake and reporting capabilities and provide data visibility across departments.

DHS seeks info on counter-drone tech

DHS seeks info on counter-drone tech

The information collected will help law enforcement and public safety officials make informed purchasing decisions.

Vermont’s disaster prep exercise includes cyber response

Vermont’s disaster prep exercise includes cyber response

As part of the Vigilant Guard exercise, the Vermont National Guard will provide a cyber exercise range that will simulate an intrusion within a power distribution network.

Data, drones and apps: States debate privacy protections as technology speeds ahead

Data, drones and apps: States debate privacy protections as technology speeds ahead

This year, states have enacted dozens of laws intended to give people greater control over who has access to their private activity and information, including where and how it is collected, stored, shared and used.

Mapping Zika: GIS powers mosquito surveillance and control

Mapping Zika: GIS powers mosquito surveillance and control

Applying geographic information systems to vector-borne disease surveillance and control allows agencies to effectively allocate surveillance and treatment resources.

The many benefits of DC

The many benefits of DC's mobile-coverage map

What began as a project to improve service in city buildings has produced a surprising range of payoffs.

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In Alameda County, a big data effort to prevent frequent ER visits

PreManage ED helps area hospitals share patient health records and other data in real time among their emergency departments.


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