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  • Handheld card reader helps police track criminals

    Handheld card reader helps police track criminals' cash

    The card reader uses wireless connectivity to allow police officers in the field to read the balance on a card and put a temporary hold on the linked funds.

  • Can open source and education save our electronic voting systems?

    Can open source and education save our electronic voting systems?

    The future of online voting will depend on the federal government’s ability to work with states to enact uniform standards for voting protocols that include a verifiable voting method voters can trust.

  • Road to threat information access still uphill for local communities

    Road to threat information access still uphill for local officials

    Fusion centers and local law enforcement communities still face challenges accessing decentralized databases and classified data.

  • Government’s responsibility in building civic engagement

    Government’s responsibility in building civic engagement

    As citizens explore ways to more actively contribute to the common good, government must create the environment, means and awareness to make that possible.

  • SF’s legacy tech undercounted public transit riders

    SF’s legacy tech undercounted public transit riders

    As a result of measurement errors, San Francisco’s transit agency inaccurately reported ridership declines from fiscal year 2014 to 2015.

  • California launches open source data portal

    California launches open source data portal

    A revamped open data portal in California is up and running, and it’s powered by DKAN open source software.

  • 4 steps for improving cyber preparedness

    4 steps for improving cyber preparedness

    Because state and local governments collect and store vast amounts of personal data, they are prime targets for cyberattacks.

  • EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

    EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

    The challenge will award $40,000 in seed money to two communities that demonstrate the best air quality data collection and sharing strategies.

  • DOT launches open National Transit Map

    DOT launches open National Transit Map

    The map was built using information submitted by 270 transit agencies that provided open, machine-readable geospatial data on 398,000 stops and 10,000 routes.

  • FirstNet’s first steps

    FirstNet’s first steps

    Five Early Builder projects focus on different aspects of first responder use to help FirstNet evaluate technical standards and capabilities, test new equipment and develop lessons learned.

  • Leveraging connected vehicle, infrastructure tech to protect pedestrians

    Can smart cities and connected vehicles protect pedestrians?

    Nevada is looking for prototype solutions that can minimize vehicle-pedestrian collisions.

  • Trickle of data limits federal water management efforts

    Trickle of data limits federal water management efforts

    Water resources are being stretched thin in drought-riddled parts of the nation, but the government doesn’t have the data it needs to monitor consumption and plan for the future.

  • Array of Things takes off in Chicago

    Array of Things takes off in Chicago

    The first sensors in Chicago’s Array of Things project have been installed; 50 are expected to be mounted by September.

  • The hackable election?

    The hackable election?

    According to a new report, a hack targeting only a few systems in a swing state could be enough to alter the outcome of a national race.

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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  • Millions of formerly secret CIA documents available online (Photo by ShutterStock)

    Millions of formerly secret CIA documents available online


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