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Autodesk unveils U-Vis 360 core
Autodesk has announced the release of U-Vis 360 Core, a new platform that integrates building design, manufacturing, mapping and infrastructure data, which it displays in a single visualized environment. Specifically tailored for federal, state and local governments, solutions built on the U-Vis 360 platform provide a complete and highly accurate 360-degree inside-outside-under view of any structure or urban environment. U-Vis 360 lets users incorporate existing data from commercial software, such as computer-aided design, geographic information systems and building information modeling applications, in addition to databases to create complete and accurate urban environments.

In Motion stands alone
In Motion Technology has announced the launch of a stand-alone version of its onBoard Mobility Manager. Previously offered only as a hosted service and designed to work with any wireless network, the Mobility Manager works with onBoard Mobile Gateway to manage wireless connections and reports the overall health of the mobile network and applications supported, including vehicle location, dispatch status and remote access to and transmission of critical data.

NIST details protection
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a new publication that provides detailed tips on how to make Web servers more resistant to potential attacks. 'Guidelines on Securing Public Web Servers' covers some of the latest threats to security and reflects general changes in Web technology that have taken place since the first version of the guide was published five years ago. To obtain a PDF file of the guidelines, go to and enter

GetAccess wins approval
Entrust GetAccess has been added to the General Services Administration's list of approved E-Authentication products. Entrust GetAccess centrally manages access to multiple applications through a single portal, providing users with single sign-on to the applications and content they are authorized to see. The product offers broad support for user authentication methods.

OASIS pitches eGov
The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards has launched an eGovernment Member Section. The group will work to promote the development, adoption and implementation of open standards to facilitate interoperability and the sharing of best practices among public-sector agencies. The eGovernment Member Section welcomes members from local, national and international administrations and oversight agencies, in addition to technology providers and systems integrators.

LiquidIQ combines server and router
Liquid Computing is shipping LiquidIQ, a high-end server and router in a single box. The fabric computing architecture of LiquidIQ, offered by Liquid Computing Federal, offers built-in virtualization and high scalability. The product claims to eliminate an entire set of adjunct switching equipment, software and manual tasks associated with provisioning, cabling and load-balancing networks.


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    Civic tech volunteers help states with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help. Its successes offer insight into existing barriers and the future of the civic tech movement.

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    More visible data helps drive DOD decision-making

    CDOs in the Defense Department are opening up their data to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that help surface insights and improve decision-making.

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