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  • Election systems get ‘critical infrastructure’ designation

    Election systems get ‘critical infrastructure’ designation

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson formally designated state election assets -- including polling places, centralized vote tabulation locations, storage facilities and related information and communications technology -- as U.S. critical infrastructure.

  • Uber to make some trip data public

    Uber offers cities a (limited) motherlode of trip data

    The decision comes as a result of calls by local governments for more granular traffic data.

  • DOT opens dataset on Smart City Challenge ideas

    DOT opens dataset on Smart City Challenge ideas

    Ideas proposed for the Department of Transportation’s challenge have been collected an online dataset that features the challenge addressed, proposed project category and project description.

  • Map-based tool for transportation-related asset management

    Map-based tool for transportation-related asset management

    SADA Systems’ Atom is a cloud-based solution for managing and tracking regional road structure assets, projects and field personnel.

  • Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

    Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

    Although many states are outfitting their roads with smart technology, they are still faced with interoperability challenges resulting from auto manufacturer-specific devices.

  • National Guard cyber protection

    National Guard expects expanded role in cybersecurity

    As cyber threats continue to multiply, states can look to the National Guard for help.

  • Attackers can make it impossible to dial 911

    Attackers can make it impossible to dial 911

    If we are to prevent denial of service attacks on 911 systems, we must understand where the weaknesses lie, both in technology and policy.

  • Better data to explain how policies evolve

    A researcher is building a database of 4.2 million state-level government decisions so that users can see how different states respond to similar situations.

  • Cities explore environmental sensor networks

    Cities explore environmental sensor networks

    Baltimore and Lafayette, La., won $40,000 in seed money from the EPA for their plans to build systems to measure and manage environmental sensor data.

  • Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America, speaking at the opening of Open Up! Photo by the UK Department for International Development

    Retaining and sustaining tech talent post-Trump

    Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka said change agents have good reason to stick around in federal agencies -- but also can find fantastic opportunities at the state and local levels.

  • Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

    Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

    The city is asking innovators to think of new ways it can deploy connected technology on existing assets to enhance service delivery.

  • IoT broadens smart cities attack surface

    IoT broadens attack surface of smart cities

    As smart cities start investing in connected devices, there is arguably a much broader threat vector from botnets taking advantage of the unsecured Internet of Things.

  • What’s needed for data-driven government

    What’s really needed for data-driven government

    Data held by local government is a potential goldmine of insights into how to improve people’s lives and their communities, a recent report says. But fundamental changes and best practices are needed for agencies to effectively use it.

  • Modernizing emergency communications for the 21st century

    Modernizing emergency communications for the 21st century

    Unified, multimodal emergency communications can help municipalities share potentially life-saving information more efficiently and effectively.

Topic Resources

  • Take Cybersecurity to the Next Level

    A top challenge for every government agency today is the effective management of cybersecurity risks. Protecting government information and citizens’ personal data has become more challenging as our networks and the amount of data on them has grown exponentially. In this Executive Insights, you’ll learn how a risk-based approach leveraging automation can provide a solid foundation to your agency’s cybersecurity posture.

  • 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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    The risky ROI on municipal broadband


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