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When disaster-response apps fail

When disaster-response apps fail

Emergency planners should use the same strategy individuals figured out for themselves after the Bastille Day attack in Nice: create multiple independent systems to ensure connectivity.

Virginia offers scholarship for cybersecurity students

Virginia offers scholarship for cybersecurity students

Recipients of the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program must work for the state after graduation for the number of years that they received the scholarship.

DHS opens software for incident command platform

Code for the Next-Generation Incident Command System used by first responders in emergency situations is now available on GitHub.

FCC overstepped authority in muni broadband push, court says

FCC overstepped authority in muni broadband push, court says

The Federal Communications Commission was overruled in its attempt to block state statues that restrict municipal broadband.

Pittsburgh picks partners for civic innovation lab

Pittsburgh picks partners for civic innovation lab

Three Pittsburgh-based startups have been chosen for the first PGH Lab cohort, which connects area businesses with city government to solve public-sector problems.

Practical advice for building a data management program

Practical advice for building a data management program

A new report describes how state governments can best to leverage people, processes and technology to build a successful data management program.

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

A group of nonprofits in Colorado transformed available government data into an interactive map to identify county-level access, spending and cost gaps.

DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is reinvesting in its EMERGE program to tap the start-up technology community for innovative gear for first responders.

Video storage starts sheriff’s office on road to software-defined data center

Video storage starts sheriff’s office on road to software-defined data center

What started as a video storage solution for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office expanded to virtual desktop infrastructure and will soon include hyperconverged infrastructure.

San Francisco explores low-cost fiber network expansion

San Francisco explores low-cost fiber network expansion

The city is seeking industry input on how it can improve internet for residents living in public and affordable housing.

Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug monitoring programs are a key part of the National Governors Association’s road map for helping states find solutions to the growing opioid crisis.

For records preservation, Arkansas turns to the cloud

For records preservation, Arkansas turns to the cloud

Arkansas State Archives is partnering with Preservica to build a statewide electronic records program and preserve its historic documents.

How cities use data to plan bike routes

How cities use data to plan bike routes

An increasing number of cities are using data from video cameras and crowdsourced apps to track and plan the best way for bicyclists to get around.

Louisville tests smarter traffic signal management

Louisville tests smarter traffic signal management

The pilot project will improve communication with stoplights that are not on the Kentucky city's fiber network.

DC hires its first chief data officer

DC hires its first chief data officer

As Washington, D.C.’s first chief data officer, Barney Krucoff will work to open the city’s data and improve the flow of information among the District’s agencies.


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