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The race to become ‘digital by default’ will have winners and losers

Cities that invest in digital services can save money and attract tech-savvy businesses and talent.

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‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack raises alarm bells for cities, states

IT officials say they often don’t have enough money to effectively fight sophisticated cyber threats, especially one of this scale.

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Unlocking blockchain for government

Using blockchain technology through permissioned networks can help state governments improve the delivery of their services, a new report finds.

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West Virginia tracks sexual assault evidence

The Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Information System will help West Virginia officials keep track of evidence taken from victims and identify weaknesses in collection procedures.

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FirstNet begins to build its ecosystem

An app store and developer platform will help create a nationwide marketplace to complement the public safety network.

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Social media helps officials spot public health threats -- but only for the rich?

Knowing the demographic and socioeconomic breakdown of social media-generated data can better shape the design of research studies and public health surveillance systems.

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The hidden challenge behind body cams -- storage

An open source, software-defined storage solution helped a small town manage its body-worn camera and surveillance data.

IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

Growing federal investments in the internet of things -- including cloud, analytics and sensor technologies -- will power physical and cybersecurity, a new study shows.

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How cloud-based e-signatures smooth workflow

Besides speeding approvals and enhancing security, e-signatures provide visibility into government processes.

CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network

In L.A., chatbot chips away at email volume

CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network, answers residents’ questions about bid opportunities.

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App spots fake IDs

The app compares barcodes on the back of driver’s licenses to a database of such codes from every U.S. state.

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How governments can reap the benefits of the cloud

IT managers can leverage the cloud to help alleviate the tech challenges faced by state and local government IT departments.

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Michigan plans cyber analytics center

The Cyber Threat Analytics Center will use feedback from network sensors, commercially available threat feeds and physical threat modeling to prepare for cyberattacks.

Virginia mobile driver

Virginia pilots mobile driver’s license

Tests of digital driver’s licenses show the potential of the technology, the leader of Virginia’s pilot program says.

CDC Health Indicators Map

Mapping neighborhood-level health indicators

The CDC’s 500 Cities website maps chronic disease indicators at both the city and census-tract level.


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