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  • 18 states tap DHS for voting security help

    18 states ask DHS for help securing voting systems

    In response to the threat of foreign interference in U.S. elections, 18 states have asked the Department of Homeland Security for advice on how to protect voting technology from cyber tampering.

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    White House announces new smart city funding

    The White House on Sept. 26 announced more than $80 million in new funding for smart cities research and projects across the county.

  • NJ automates parolee data feed to FBI

    NJ automates parolee data feed to FBI

    The Supervised Release File Project notifies officers nationwide in real time when they encounter one of the more than 15,000 individuals under parole supervision in New Jersey.

  • Despite State Barriers, Cities Push to Expand High-Speed Internet

    Despite state barriers, cities push to expand high-speed internet

    Local officials say that expanding access to broadband not only attracts new people and companies but also inspires innovation from existing residents and businesses, ultimately creating jobs and other economic opportunities.

  • State computers increasingly under attack by cybercriminals

    State computers increasingly under attack by cybercriminals

    Although states have strengthened their defenses against hackers and cybercriminals who attack their computer networks, officials admit they’re not fully prepared for increasingly complex threats that could expose the personal information of their residents.

  • DHS official:  Look beyond November on voting-system security

    DHS official: Look beyond November on voting-system security

    The real emphasis, according to Assistant Secretary of Cybersecurity and Communications Andy Ozment, should be on building in cybersecurity "from the get-go" on the next generation of systems.

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    Cybersecurity gains awareness, but not funding

    Although cybersecurity is being woven into the fabric of government, it’s not appropriately funded, a new survey from NASCIO and Deloitte finds.

  • Sacramento opens web, social archive

    Sacramento opens web, social archive

    The city is using PageFreezer to create a searchable archive of six websites and 75 social media accounts.

  • Delaware’s bet on blockchain

    Delaware’s bet on blockchain

    The state plans to engage technology vendors to help businesses and state agencies use blockchain technology to distribute, share, and save ledgers and contracts.

  • Moving budgets off the spreadsheet and into the cloud

    Moving budgets out of spreadsheets and into the cloud

    OpenGov’s new Budget Builder solution allows budget teams to prepare, report, edit and share budget proposals on a single, cloud-based platform.

  • NASCIO survey of CIOs

    State CIOs stress agile, data management and infrastructure outsourcing

    The annual survey of the National Association of State CIOs found that agile development and infrastructure outsourcing are gaining traction.

  • LA launches open source business portal

    LA launches open source business portal

    The LA Business Portal creates a single point of information on registering, licensing and running a business in Los Angeles.

  • How to move grants management to the cloud

    How to move grants management to the cloud

    When the Kaua’i County, Hawaii, began a push to minimize paper, it seized the opportunity to move to web-based grants management software for tracking funding the county receives and disburses.

  • Preventing fraud with IP-based tracking

    Alaska adopted an Internet Protocol mapping and tracking detection tool to ensure only state residents are benefiting from its oil and gas profits return program.

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  • Flight data at your fingertips

    Flight data at your fingertips


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