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  • USDA funds 81 distance learning and telemedicine projects

    USDA funds 81 distance learning and telemedicine projects

    To help connect rural communities with medical specialists and educational programs in other parts of the country, the Department of Agriculture is awarding $23.4 million in grants to fund distance learning and telemedicine projects in 32 states.

  • Arizona agency testing Facebook at Work

    Arizona agency testing Facebook at Work

    Arizona Department of Administration will soon start using Facebook at Work as its main platform for internal communications.

  • 4 cities to host wireless research platforms

    4 cities to host wireless research platforms

    The new Advanced Wireless Research Initiative will deploy and use four city-scale testing platforms to study the next generation of wireless technologies.

  • Options for FirstNet opt-outs

    Options for FirstNet opt-outs

    An interoperability compliance matrix will document the technical standards, key data elements and network policies that will ensure state systems can work with the nationwide public safety broadband network.

  • Direct or disable: Two states take on drone growth

    Direct or disable: Two states take on drone growth

    Kansas appoints its first Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Utah proposes legislation to ‘neutralize’ drones over wildfires by jamming their signals or shooting them down.

  • Dashboards give Iowa broadband metrics at a glance

    The Iowa Communications Network implemented real-time analytic dashboards to better monitor and respond to key performance indicators.

  • Better 911 systems through standard data

    Better 911 systems through standardized data

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking for a nationally uniform 911 data system.

  • Secrets of open data success

    Secrets of open data success

    Although many cities have made progress with open data portals and digitizing archives, a few consistently lead the pack.

  • Sharing hospital data to lower costs and improve care

    Sharing hospital data to lower costs and improve care

    Five Iowa health care systems are using the Statewide Alert Notification system that provides real-time, secure notifications to Medicaid care teams regarding emergency room visits, admissions and discharges of their members.

  • Georgia opens data on schools’ performance

    Georgia opens data on schools’ performance

    Georgia’s new School Reports website collects data from multiple sources to provide each public school with a single performance report based on indicators of student success.

  • Are you ready for the new FLSA overtime rule?

    Are you ready for the new FLSA overtime rule?

    Workforce management solutions can help state and local government agencies comply with the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Helping High Schoolers Connect Degrees to Dollars

    Helping high schoolers connect degrees to dollars

    States’ detailed data systems have revealed that more education doesn’t always mean higher earnings.

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    Digging out hidden malware in San Antonio’s transit system

    Even computer systems equipped with recommended cybersecurity technology can't detect all threats, which explains why a cybersecurity startup found malware on San Antonio's mass transit computer systems.

  • Philadelphia restarts homeless case management system

    Philadelphia restarts homeless case management system

    The ClientTrack Homeless Management Information System will streamline intake and reporting capabilities and provide data visibility across departments.


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