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States vs. feds: Who does cybersecurity the best?

States vs. feds: Who does cybersecurity better?

A new study compares the cybersecurity posture of different levels of government.

Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

Hitachi predictive technology for law enforcement combines real-time social media and Internet data feeds with historical data.

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IDC shortlists smart city analytics suites

The market research firm handicaps platforms from the top enterprise analytics vendors.

Protecting the youngest victims of identity theft

Protecting the youngest victims of identity theft

Some states make it impossible to use a child’s Social Security number and other identifying information to establish credit, and in Utah parents can have their child’s identifying information monitored by the state.

ClaimStat crunches claims data to identify NYC’s chronic problems

ClaimStat crunches claims data to identify NYC’s chronic problems

Developed by New York City’s Comptroller Scott Stringer, ClaimStat is a data-driven initiative that identifies the patterns and practices that lead to lawsuits against the city.

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Is 'telemedicine' virtually identical to the examination room?

Despite technological advances, advocates say telemedicine has failed to reach its full potential, due largely to policies in some states that make it difficult to practice, and pay for, such care.

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Smart irrigation saves Caltrans water and money

The California Department of Transportation installed smart irrigation technology to deliver only as much water as it needs to keep the highway’s plants and soil healthy.

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Survey: Social media analysis tops crime-fighting tech

A survey on crime-fighting software shows an increasing reliance on social media analysis to fight drugs and gang violence.

Procurement that stresses solutions, not specs

Procurement that stresses solutions, not specs

Long Beach, Calif., is joining a growing list of cities that use Citymart to take an open and problem-based approach to municipal projects.

Taxing the cloud: States are looking at how to do it

Taxing the cloud: States are looking at how to do it

As states look to tax cloud services, a wide range of both policy and technical questions arise.

Sustainability tools sprout from Green Gov Challenge

Sustainability tools sprout from Green Gov Challenge

California hosted its first Green Gov Challenge in which citizen hackers used public data sets to help the state meet its sustainability goals.

Can cities really run like a startup?

Can cities really run like startups?

In a new book on social entrepreneurship, Gabe Klein argues that public-private partnerships and government change agents can unleash urban innovation.

Drilling down into Seattle crime data

Drilling down into Seattle crime data

The Crime Data Dashboard gives the public the same kinds of statistical information on property incidents and violent crimes used by Seattle's police.

Colorado CIO Suma Nallapati at NASCIO

Aiming to be 'the chief enabler of all government services'

Colorado CIO Suma Nallapati has a modest goal: improve the "digital touch points" for every citizen interaction.

Utah dashboard short-cuts legislative analysis

Fiscal Note dashboard short-cuts Utah's legislative analysis

The Fiscal Note Agency Response System speeds analysis of the financial impact of proposed legislation.