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California tracks marijuana from seed to sale

The track-and-trace system uses RFID tags to ensure compliance and public health.

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Report: Community broadband competitively priced

Community internet service providers are providing better low-cost services than private competitors, research finds.

Karen Jackson (Virginia Secretary of Technology)

Karen Jackson: The exit interview

Virginia's outgoing secretary of technology talks about her work in cybersecurity, autonomous technology and smart communities.

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New York State Police launch drone program

The State Police will begin using drones to support law enforcement missions, including disaster response and traffic safety.

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Census uncertainty spurs state action to prevent undercounting

To ensure that all their residents get counted, states are coming up with creative solutions to verify the Census Bureau's residential address list.

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

Elections: Another unsecured enterprise application?

With IT systems underpinning elections infrastructure, state officials are taking different approaches to secure their systems against growing threats.

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Modernizing a benefits program? You need better analytics

Analytics make benefits delivery more efficient by allowing agencies to target services, detect fraud, streamline back-office operations and lower costs.

Esri, Waze partner on crowdsourced traffic data

DOT taps into Waze, GPS data

The federal Department of Transportation announced plans for two pilot programs to integrate its existing datasets with near-real-time data sources to improve highway safety.

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CES spotlights smart city innovations

The annual consumer electronics show honored 11 innovative smart city products.

Options for FirstNet opt-outs

States still have FirstNet options

Even though all 50 states have opted in to FirstNet's plans for nationwide wireless first responders' network, Verizon reminds them that they're not obligated.

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Do drones have a future in DOTs?

Advances in sensors, mapping system accuracy and data management make unmanned aerial systems a high-value proposition for transportation departments.

Bipartisan Senate bill would help states beef up election cybersecurity

The new proposal would help streamline cybersecurity info-sharing between federal and state officials, authorize grants to replace outdated equipment and develop election cybersecurity guidelines.

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States could wait 9 months for DHS election system assessments

States are being given priority for the risk and vulnerability assessments that provide an in-depth, on-site review of internal and external networks.

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NIST challenge seeks VR display for first responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology want developers to create tools for a virtual reality-based heads-up display to improve navigation and deliver location-based services.

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The mobile mandate: Congress requires mobile friendly websites

The Connected Government Act requires all new or redesigned federal websites to be mobile friendly.

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