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Kentucky plows through big data on winter roadways

Kentucky plows through big data on winter roadways

By outfitting snow and ice removal trucks with automatic vehicle location technology, officials hope to improve safety and save money.

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Making cities' online services easier to ‘like’

The ProudCity Service Center allows municipalities to set up a portal for city services on Facebook, as a standalone mobile app or an embedded widget on an existing website.

What works for state legacy systems overhaul

What works for state legacy systems upgrades

Using 18F’s resources on modular contracting and agile development, states can speed legacy system replacements.

San Francisco latest victim of ransomware

San Francisco latest victim of ransomware

The city’s light transit systems were hit with malware that shut down ticketing machines and demanded payment.

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Close encounters of the drone kind

California leads the nation in close, dangerous encounters between drones and other aircraft, according to a fusion center bulletin.

Tech delivers a more human 311

Tech delivers a more human 311

The upgrade to the Dallas311 system allows for natural language queries from residents and faster and more efficient call routing.

Deletion before disclosure: How NYC can protect municipal ID cardholders’ privacy

Deletion before disclosure: How NYC can protect municipal ID cardholders’ privacy

To protect the privacy of undocumented New York residents, the mayor said the city could wipe its database of municipal identify cardholders before 2017.

How the Port of Seattle crafted a hybrid approach to GIS

How the Port of Seattle crafted a hybrid approach to GIS

Using both Esri and open-source Boundless GIS saves the port money and reduces its business risk.

Hawaii’s Medicaid platform powers broader transformation

Hawaii’s Medicaid platform powers broader transformation

A modular system built with off-the-shelf software gives the Department of Human Services a platform it can expand to serve other agencies.

The middle-mile fiber solution

The middle-mile fiber solution

KentuckyWired is installing some 3,000 miles of open-access, middle-mile, fiber-optic cable that will allow 1,000 government and postsecondary education sites in all 120 counties to be connectivity points for communities.

After Google Fiber fizzles: What’s next for high-speed broadband?

After Google Fiber fizzles: What’s next for high-speed broadband?

Despite Google's parent company Alphabet hitting the brakes, cities still long for affordable gigabit networks for current residents and future businesses.

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State CIOs sketch out priorities for Trump administration

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers plans to release advocacy priorities for the incoming administration.

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

The Department of Transportation is wrapping up a multiyear pilot that uses sensors on state maintenance vehicle fleets to better predict traffic and weather conditions.

Easing analysis of crowdsourced data

Easing analysis of crowdsourced data

The Civic CrowdAnalytics web application automates analysis of unstructured crowdsourced data using natural language processing and machine learning.

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

Many computerized voting machines widely used today do not provide a paper record, forcing voters to trust a system of which they are increasingly skeptical.


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