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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • drone too close to commercial aircraft

    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.

  • The middle-mile fiber solution

    The middle-mile fiber solution

    KentuckyWired is installing some 3,000 miles of open-access, middle-mile, fiber-optic cable that will allow 1,000 government and postsecondary education sites in all 120 counties to be connectivity points for communities.

  • After Google Fiber fizzles: What’s next for high-speed broadband?

    After Google Fiber fizzles: What’s next for high-speed broadband?

    Despite Google's parent company Alphabet hitting the brakes, cities still long for affordable gigabit networks for current residents and future businesses.

  • government data

    State CIOs sketch out priorities for Trump administration

    The National Association of State Chief Information Officers plans to release advocacy priorities for the incoming administration.

Topic Resources

  • The Economics of Software-Defined Storage

    Data growth is a standard problem of the modern digital age. Being data driven to remain in business and increase profitability is not an option; rather, it is a necessity. In these complex times, tighter IT budgets along with the need to shift the focus on business requirements are putting added pressures on IT departments. This whitepaper examines a new era of software-defined storage solutions that allows businesses to build out a service-based storage infrastructure in an economically feasible manner.

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    Crowdsourced mapping for flood tracking, prediction


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