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    FirstNet takes core network, devices, apps for a test run at Boston Marathon

    First responders participating in the demo used FirstNet-ready devices with land mobile radio integration and location-based apps.

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    All 50 states now have data breach notification laws

    Alabama's new law takes effect June 1 and outlines what organizations and data hosting firms must do to comply.

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    Oregon's pot data needs better security

    The agency that regulates recreational marijuana needs to improve the reliability and security of the data it uses for licensing and seed-to-sale tracking, auditors said.

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    Virginia scanning program slashes vulnerabilities in web apps

    The Virginia Information Technologies Agency cut the number of high-risk vulnerabilities affecting its web applications by 30 percent in one year by deploying a vulnerability scanning service.

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    Local governments' cybersecurity crisis in 8 charts

    At least some, and perhaps even a large fraction of, local governments may be unable to respond to electronic intrusions, a recent survey finds.

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    Connecticut's cyber strategy

    CIO Mark Raymond discusses the recent WannaCry attack and his state’s cybersecurity strategy.

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    How hackers could cause chaos on America's roads and railways

    Transportation systems are ripe targets for cybercriminals, and many government officials are only now waking up to the threat.

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    Senator presses DHS on scope of Russian voting hacks

    A Department of Homeland Security official told a Senate panel that it's possible more election systems were targeted than had been reported.

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    Smart planning delivers powerful benefits for cities and citizens

    Smart planning takes advantage of the best available data and technology to coordinate and optimize every area of responsibility a city touches.

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    So far, Atlanta's ransomware costs top $2.6 million

    The city has already spent $2.6 million recovering from a ransomware attack that demanded a roughly $51,000 payment.

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    CISO-as-a-service for Michigan municipalities

    The CISO-as-a-service pilot is designed to help small and mid-sized government agencies improve their cybersecurity posture.

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    Hurricane response lessons from ground zero

    CIOs from Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands shared what they learned from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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    Arlington, Texas, goes mobile to manage parks and rec assets

    The city's Department of Parks and Recreation is using a cloud-hosted application to inventory and inspect everything from playgrounds to park benches.

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    Inside Kentucky's strategy for improving IT operations

    Kentucky CIO Chuck Grindle is consolidating and streamlining operations as he fosters a cyber secure culture.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • Real-World Testing Ensures Real-World Performance for Rugged Devices

    The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts. Like workers in the field, the technology needs to be tough enough to survive adverse conditions.

  • Buyers Guide: Apple v. Dell Precision Workstations

    When buying a workstation, price-performance matters. But it’s not the only consideration. Also important is aligning features and capabilities with user applications and workloads. So are system optimization, expandability and support. While many buyers — especially in graphics, video and multimedia fields — might consider Apple’s iMac, iMac Pro and MacBook Pro models best suited to their needs, they may be selling themselves short in many ways. This paper provides a checklist for buyers to compare Apple’s newest high-end offerings with the latest Dell Precision workstations.

  • The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

    Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

    It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.

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    Data wrangling: How data goes from raw to refined

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