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  • City’s analytics dashboard makes performance management public (and manageable)

    Dashboard makes city's performance management public (and manageable)

    The TRACStat performance management tool helps Fayetteville, N.C., monitor its progress toward strategic goals.

  • Universities building California Policy Lab

    Universities building California Policy Lab

    A data warehouse of administrative information from state and local agencies will make it easier for policymakers to research issues from education and criminal justice to social services and labor.

  • Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

    Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

    Maryland used Virtru Pro to ensure email is encrypted before it’s sent, making it compliant with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Criminal Justice Information Services.

  • UX testing that works

    UX testing that works

    Civic-minded technologists in Chicago have built a user experience testing group that delivers targeted testers to app developers and lifts the tech skills of city residents.

  • Ohio builds out its smart road

    Ohio builds out its smart road

    Ohio’s open road laboratory features high-capacity fiber-optic cables and sensors to communicate with autonomous and connected vehicles.

  • The storage challenge for body-worn camera video

    The storage challenge for body-worn camera video

    Agencies considering implementing a body-worn camera program need a scalable, secure data storage infrastructure.

  • California tests electronic database for end-of-life wishes

    California tests electronic database for end-of-life wishes

    California’s electronic registry would be a secure, cloud-based portal where medical providers could view a patient's end-of-life instructions, regardless of whether the patient was at home, in the hospital or at a nursing home.

  • Can predictive analytics reduce roadway collisions in Indiana?

    Can predictive analytics reduce roadway collisions in Indiana?

    The state's new Daily Crash Prediction Map calculates the likelihood of collisions occurring in a specific area based on weather, traffic and road conditions.

  • flood video

    Crowdsourced mapping for flood tracking, prediction

    In Norfolk, Va., researchers use drone video on YouTube, a mobile app and GIS software to analyze regional flooding.

  • 6 cyber predictions for 2017

    6 cyber predictions for 2017

    McAfee’s annual report on the cybersecurity landscape holds some tips for government IT managers.

  • Tech no panacea for community policing problems

    Tech no panacea for community policing problems

    While body-worn cameras and predictive policing solutions can improve law enforcement efficiency and transparency, concerns remain around the role of digital devices in solving community policing problems.

  • FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

    FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

    The Innovation and Test Lab will perform technology validation and automated testing in addition to providing a space for collaboration, knowledge sharing and training opportunities.

  • 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.

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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  • Students in a Virginia Tech laboratory test Popcorn Linux -- an operating system that can compile different programming languages into a single format. Credit: Dr. Binoy Ravindran

    Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language


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