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Crowdsourced mapping for flood tracking, prediction

In Norfolk, Va., researchers use drone video on YouTube, a mobile app and GIS software to analyze regional flooding.

6 cyber predictions for 2017

6 cyber predictions for 2017

McAfee’s annual report on the cybersecurity landscape holds some tips for government IT managers.

Tech no panacea for community policing problems

Tech no panacea for community policing problems

While body-worn cameras and predictive policing solutions can improve law enforcement efficiency and transparency, concerns remain around the role of digital devices in solving community policing problems.

FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

The Innovation and Test Lab will perform technology validation and automated testing in addition to providing a space for collaboration, knowledge sharing and training opportunities.

How can data can fuel electric vehicle growth?

Can data fuel electric vehicle growth?

Experts in the EV community discussed how data can help spur the technology’s adoption at the first-ever Electric Vehicle Datathon.

3-D, high-res maps of the last frontier

3-D, high-res maps of the last frontier

Topographic maps of Alaska will help researchers studying a range of issues, such as ice loss, glacial changes and surface water flow.

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.

Making cities

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.

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.

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.

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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.