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  • 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.

  • Tap DHS for help protecting voting systems, officials urge

    Tap DHS for help protecting voting systems, officials urge

    Officials are urging state and local governments to leverage resources from the Department of Homeland Security to better secure election systems from cyberthreats.

  • LinkNYC cuts off browsing on curbside kiosks

    LinkNYC cuts off browsing on curbside kiosks

    Free web browsing has been disabled because some users have been monopolizing the kiosks and using them inappropriately.

  • New Jersey residents can now text to 911

    New Jersey residents can now text to 911

    Through partnerships with public safety providers and wireless carriers, New Jersey has rolled out text-to-911 service in all 21 counties.

  • How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

    How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

    Leveraging new algorithmic and statistical tools, researchers created a significantly more complete picture of the risks and challenges in Flint.

  • 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.

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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  • How DHS hopes to harden tech against GPS spoofing (ShutterStock image)

    How DHS hopes to harden tech against GPS spoofing


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