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Delaware’s bet on blockchain

Delaware’s bet on blockchain

The state plans to engage technology vendors to help businesses and state agencies use blockchain technology to distribute, share, and save ledgers and contracts.

LA launches open source business portal

LA launches open source business portal

The LA Business Portal creates a single point of information on registering, licensing and running a business in Los Angeles.

NASCIO survey of CIOs

State CIOs stress agile, data management and infrastructure outsourcing

The annual survey of the National Association of State CIOs found that agile development and infrastructure outsourcing are gaining traction.

Preventing fraud with IP-based tracking

Alaska adopted an Internet Protocol mapping and tracking detection tool to ensure only state residents are benefiting from its oil and gas profits return program.

How to move grants management to the cloud

How to move grants management to the cloud

When the Kaua’i County, Hawaii, began a push to minimize paper, it seized the opportunity to move to web-based grants management software for tracking funding the county receives and disburses.

Tap DHS for help protecting voting systems, officials urge

Tap DHS for help protecting voting systems, officials urge

Officials are urging state and local governments to leverage resources from the Department of Homeland Security to better secure election systems from cyberthreats.

New Jersey residents can now text to 911

New Jersey residents can now text to 911

Through partnerships with public safety providers and wireless carriers, New Jersey has rolled out text-to-911 service in all 21 counties.

How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

Leveraging new algorithmic and statistical tools, researchers created a significantly more complete picture of the risks and challenges in Flint.

Handheld card reader helps police track criminals

Handheld card reader helps police track criminals' cash

The card reader uses wireless connectivity to allow police officers in the field to read the balance on a card and put a temporary hold on the linked funds.

Can open source and education save our electronic voting systems?

Can open source and education save our electronic voting systems?

The future of online voting will depend on the federal government’s ability to work with states to enact uniform standards for voting protocols that include a verifiable voting method voters can trust.

Road to threat information access still uphill for local communities

Road to threat information access still uphill for local officials

Fusion centers and local law enforcement communities still face challenges accessing decentralized databases and classified data.

Government’s responsibility in building civic engagement

Government’s responsibility in building civic engagement

As citizens explore ways to more actively contribute to the common good, government must create the environment, means and awareness to make that possible.

SF’s legacy tech undercounted public transit riders

SF’s legacy tech undercounted public transit riders

As a result of measurement errors, San Francisco’s transit agency inaccurately reported ridership declines from fiscal year 2014 to 2015.

4 steps for improving cyber preparedness

4 steps for improving cyber preparedness

Because state and local governments collect and store vast amounts of personal data, they are prime targets for cyberattacks.

EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

The challenge will award $40,000 in seed money to two communities that demonstrate the best air quality data collection and sharing strategies.


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