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Arizona and Illinois election systems targeted by foreign hackers

Arizona and Illinois election systems targeted by foreign hackers

The hack that took data on 200,000 registered voters in Illinois and another that penetrated an Arizona election system are suspected to have originated in Russia.

Revitalizing Appalachian towns with broadband

Revitalizing Appalachian towns with broadband

Ten communities in the Cool & Connected program will get planning support to help improve broadband services to boost economic development.

Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response

Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response

For now, issues related to speed, accuracy and workflow keep social media from becoming a mainstream communication platform for emergency response.

City leaders support local broadband decisions

City leaders support local broadband decisions

The recent overruling of the FCC’s attempt to block states’ laws restricting municipal broadband services has sparked an opposing response from 42 mayors and city leaders.

Telehealth success depends on integration with electronic health records

Telehealth success depends on integration with electronic health records

In Texas and South Carolina, seamlessly connecting the remote visitation technology to the health records system has solved the workflow problems that had been holding telehealth back.

Dig IT Award Finalists: Editor

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Editor's choice

Open data -- and the infrastructure to support it -- are driving a remarkable degree of innovation at all levels of government.

Dig IT finalists: Robotics, Automation & Unmanned Systems

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Robotics, automation and UAS

Whether it’s meeting new technology challenges or taking the tedium or danger out of government operations, agencies are using automation to deliver services faster.

Drones audition for bridge inspections

Drones audition for bridge inspections

Ohio is joining Minnesota, Connecticut and Delaware in testing how unmanned aerial systems can improve safety, reduce costs and increase efficiency in bridge inspections.

Dig IT Award finalists: Mobile

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Mobile

Government employees and ordinary citizens alike expect services to excel wherever they are. These projects are delivering on that promise.

How Maryland built a one-stop business registration solution

How Maryland built a one-stop business registration solution

Recognizing that new business owners were required to submit the same information to several agencies, the state found a way to break down agency silos and create efficiencies.

Dig IT Award Finalists:  Cybersecurity

Announcing the Dig IT Award Finalists: Cybersecurity

As the scope and sophistication of cyberattacks continue to grow, agencies are deploying ever more innovative defenses.

Dig IT Award finalists:  Cloud and infrastructure

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Cloud and infrastructure

Six infrastructure projects show what IT innovation can make possible in the public sector.

Iowa tests high-speed Wi-Fi network

Iowa tests high-speed Wi-Fi network

The Wi-Fi Internet for School Emergencies program will tap into the state’s internet backbone to give public safety officials high-speed, private and secure Wi-Fi on school campuses.

A proving ground for smart city tech

A proving ground for smart city tech

The project to develop the Gramercy District in Ashburn, Va., signed two new partners – Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology and George Washington University.

Dig IT Award finalists:  Big Data, Analytics and Visualization

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Big data, analytics and visualization

Six projects, involving more than a dozen different agencies, show what IT innovation can make possible in the public sector.


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