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  • 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.

  • Illinois maps its smart state transformation

    Illinois maps its smart state transformation

    The state plans to use its information and communications technology to enhance livability, workability and sustainability in its cities, towns, rural areas and state agencies.

  • How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

    How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

    An enhanced 911 solution lets users create online safety profiles that include any information they would want response teams to have in an emergency.

  • NJ city boosts communications resiliency

    NJ city boosts communications resiliency

    Sea Bright’s “Resilient City” plan aims to serve as a model for other municipalities planning for natural disasters.

  • stingray report

    Committee urges standard, transparent policies for Stingrays

    Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.

  • State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

    State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

    The steady growth in state and local government IT spending will continue, as agencies look to replace legacy systems and protect against cyber threats, a recent report says.

  • Police are prioritizing the use of social media

    Law enforcement officials say social media is key for both outreach and investigatory purposes, a recent survey shows.

  • LouieLab:  An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

    LouieLab: An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

    LouieLab is a public-private collaborative coworking space designed to promote and build smart city projects.

  • How blockchain will transform our cities

    How blockchain will transform our cities

    The blockchain can become the city’s operating system, invisible yet ubiquitous, improving citizens’ access to services, goods and economic opportunities.

  • San Francisco seeks public input on government tech

    San Francisco seeks public input on government tech

    The city’s technology committee has launched a survey to make the technology planning efforts more transparent for residents.

  • 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.

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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  • Cyber, funding and Trump spell uncertainty for state and local IT

    Cyber, funding and Trump spell uncertainty for state and local IT


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