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The state of policy in law enforcement: Technology takes center stage

While the fundamentals of day-to-day duties in law enforcement have stayed the same, technology plays a more significant role in the management and roll out of new policies.

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Michigan joins Cisco's digital acceleration program

The State Digital Acceleration program will help Michigan improve its connected roadways, citizen-centric government and IT workforce.

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How the FAA plans to speed drone integration

The UAS Integration Pilot Program seeks applicants to help it solve the technical, regulatory and policy challenges of integrating drones into the national airspace.

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Real-time sensor net helps cities evaluate trends

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with its home town to deploy sensors to deliver real-time information on population density, traffic and environmental conditions.

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Maryland preps for statewide intelligent traffic system

A pilot that installed 14 smart signals resulted in a 13 percent reduction in total commute time for about 40,000 daily drivers.

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Senate bill gives states a leg up in securing elections

A bipartisan bill looks to help state officials better secure their elections systems by providing access to classified information, cyber expertise and funding.

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Stronger infrastructure policy will revolutionize everything

Tomorrow's cities will rely on our ability to future proof our infrastructure by marrying technology policy with investment.

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Data-driven performance tracking for small governments

OpenGov's Performance Measures lets local officials organize and visualize data collected from individual departments.

What public transit can learn from Uber and Lyft

"Uberizing" public transit services -- bringing them to customers on demand -- can transform our approach to transportation issues.

A federal full-court press for smart cities IT

How federal governments can nurture smart city growth

As cities begin embracing smart technology, national governments can help address funding and interoperability issues.

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Michigan governor signs volunteer cyber corps bill

Under the Cyber Civilian Corps Act, cyber responders can provide technical assistance if the state gets hit by a cyberattack or data breach.

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Kansas City aims to be the smartest city

Free Wi-Fi, smart kiosks, shot spotters, traffic sensors and predictive algorithms will define the future of the city, Kansas City's Bob Bennet says.

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Federal judge unseals New York crime lab's software for analyzing DNA evidence

The ruling comes amid increased complaints by scientists and lawyers that flaws in the now-discontinued software program may have sent innocent people to prison.

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Philadelphia bringing signal pre-emption tech to first responders

The technology will give first responders the right of way at traffic signals.

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States struggle to upgrade aging voting equipment

Eliminating vulnerabilities in voting equipment would require costly upgrades, better training and built-in security features, officials told a congressional task force.


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