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DOT opens dataset on Smart City Challenge ideas

DOT opens dataset on Smart City Challenge ideas

Ideas proposed for the Department of Transportation’s challenge have been collected an online dataset that features the challenge addressed, proposed project category and project description.

Uber to make some trip data public

Uber offers cities a (limited) motherlode of trip data

The decision comes as a result of calls by local governments for more granular traffic data.

Map-based tool for transportation-related asset management

Map-based tool for transportation-related asset management

SADA Systems’ Atom is a cloud-based solution for managing and tracking regional road structure assets, projects and field personnel.

Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

Although many states are outfitting their roads with smart technology, they are still faced with interoperability challenges resulting from auto manufacturer-specific devices.

National Guard cyber protection

National Guard expects expanded role in cybersecurity

As cyber threats continue to multiply, states can look to the National Guard for help.

Attackers can make it impossible to dial 911

Attackers can make it impossible to dial 911

If we are to prevent denial of service attacks on 911 systems, we must understand where the weaknesses lie, both in technology and policy.

Better data to explain how policies evolve

A researcher is building a database of 4.2 million state-level government decisions so that users can see how different states respond to similar situations.

Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America, speaking at the opening of Open Up! Photo by the UK Department for International Development

Retaining and sustaining tech talent post-Trump

Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka said change agents have good reason to stick around in federal agencies -- but also can find fantastic opportunities at the state and local levels.

Cities explore environmental sensor networks

Cities explore environmental sensor networks

Baltimore and Lafayette, La., won $40,000 in seed money from the EPA for their plans to build systems to measure and manage environmental sensor data.

IoT broadens smart cities attack surface

IoT broadens attack surface of smart cities

As smart cities start investing in connected devices, there is arguably a much broader threat vector from botnets taking advantage of the unsecured Internet of Things.

Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

The city is asking innovators to think of new ways it can deploy connected technology on existing assets to enhance service delivery.

What’s needed for data-driven government

What’s really needed for data-driven government

Data held by local government is a potential goldmine of insights into how to improve people’s lives and their communities, a recent report says. But fundamental changes and best practices are needed for agencies to effectively use it.

Modernizing emergency communications for the 21st century

Modernizing emergency communications for the 21st century

Unified, multimodal emergency communications can help municipalities share potentially life-saving information more efficiently and effectively.

Illinois maps its smart state transformation

Illinois maps its smart state transformation

The state plans to use its information and communications technology to enhance livability, workability and sustainability in its cities, towns, rural areas and state agencies.

NJ city boosts communications resiliency

NJ city boosts communications resiliency

Sea Bright’s “Resilient City” plan aims to serve as a model for other municipalities planning for natural disasters.


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