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    Washington shines a spotlight on privacy

    Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben is helping agencies become more sensitive to privacy concerns surrounding state residents' personal information.

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    Igniting Innovation awards showcase creative problem solving

    Top awards at ACT-IAC’s annual Igniting Innovation Conference touch on drones, machine learning, advanced analytics, acquisition and mobile citizen service.

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    A cybersecurity credit score

    The score provides device-level vulnerability insight for patch prioritization and can facilitate communication with less tech-savvy execs.

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    National Guard team builds open-source cyber toolkit

    The Missouri National Guard Cyber Team's RockNSM platform gives cyber incident response teams insights into attempted breaches and overall network health.

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    Solving DC's gridlock with smarter cars, intelligent traffic signals

    A data-sharing partnership has the potential to help the nation’s capital ease its notorious traffic congestion.

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    Local police turn to feds for crime-solving tech

    For encryption-cracking solutions and DNA analysis, state and local law enforcement offices are looking for help from federal agencies with deeper pockets and research capabilities.

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    Committee urges broader election security protections

    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is calling for states to protect voter registration databases, assess voting machines for risk and deploy better detection technology across their election infrastructure.

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    FAA picks 10 for drone integration pilot program

    The winners and their commercial partners will work with the FAA to develop UAS testing zones and build a regulatory framework for unmanned systems operation.

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    Iowa offers public-sector network clients a la carte security services

    To underscore the need for upstream cybersecurity, the Iowa Communications Network is offering its offering clients a free, extensive threat assessment.

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    Connecticut tasks law enforcement with cyber duties

    The Connecticut Cybersecurity Action Plan calls for a dedicated entity to investigate cybercrimes and threats to individuals, businesses and critical infrastructure.

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    NYC Transit is building a fleet of chatbots

    The city's Metropolitan Transit Authority is creating chatbots that will allow agency employees to ask natural language questions to get answers from information in its databases.

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    Cities await announcement of drone pilot program winners

    The Federal Aviation Administration will soon name the 10 winners of drone Integration Pilot Program that will help expand the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.

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    Florida ports get situational awareness

    By assimilating existing systems, sensors and workflows into a common operation picture, CommandBridge will give users a full view into what’s happening at the ports.

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    FirstNet takes core network, devices, apps for a test run at Boston Marathon

    First responders participating in the demo used FirstNet-ready devices with land mobile radio integration and location-based apps.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • PixelNet 2.0: The Pixel Perfect Platform

    On a large corporate campus for a major hardware manufacturer, the ability to display and manage audiovisual data is paramount. From real-time operations room video and security camera footage, to lobby signage, to streaming data and other A/V applications in conference rooms across multiple buildings, critical operations rely on accurate, real-time video data.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Using Software as a Service For Innovative Government

    As state and local government agencies continue their efforts to modernize and update their IT infrastructure to streamline operations, reduce costs, and deliver better citizen services, many are finding the Software as a Service (SaaS) model to be effective. Moving to a SaaS platform reduces the management burden on IT, improves access and scalability, reduces cost, and can actually increase security.

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    Data security at the tactical edge: Rightsizing solutions


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