State & Local

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    State, city IT buyers line up behind net neutrality

    Both New York and Montana will require state telecom contracts be awarded only to internet service providers that agree to follow net neutrality principles.

  • smartphone and city (ponsulak/

    Digital services, cyber, cloud priorities for state execs

    Although state IT officials expect cloud and digital services adoption to grow, cybersecurity remains their top priority.

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    Local law enforcement agencies sign on to FirstNet

    The sheriff’s office in Brazos County, Texas, subscribed to the public safety broadband network after participating of one of FirstNet's Early Builder projects.

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    States embrace benefits of autonomous vehicles

    The technology can help states improve safety, expand public transportation and give the elderly and disabled more options, experts say.

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    Solving congestion with traffic data as a service

    Location information from third-party smartphone and navigation applications gives StreeLight Data a near real-time look at around 20 percent of an area's traffic.

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    Virginia Beach puts big data to work as it plans for sea level rise

    Tracking rising water levels in Virginia's coastal areas involves IoT, layered technologies and local partnerships.

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    Making the most of public-safety communications investments

    An IP/MPLS public safety network supports today's applications while providing a future-ready platform for tomorrow's innovations.

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    Parsing the 'chaos' of emergency communications

    New technology from GlobalFlyte allows users to set up an 3-D audio space to boost comprehension of radio communications.

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    How cities can keep up with cascading tech advances

    With connectivity and data management solutions evolving so quickly, cities need partnerships to help them stay abreast of technological change, a new report says.

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    Health agency looks to app for help with litter cleanup

    A Montana community is photographing cigarette-related litter to gather data for new policies related to tobacco use.

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    State CIOs stress security, emerging tech and IT consolidation for 2018

    The National Association of State CIOs has outlined its legislative priorities, focusing on harmonizing federal cybersecurity regulations, recognizing state authority in emerging technology and ensuring safeguards for shared intergovernmental data.

  • drones over city (elwynn/

    When drones are part of the smart city network

    Flying sensor-laden drones will be a major contributor to a smart city's network, experts say.

  • LED street lights (Mikbiz/

    How states can nurture smart cities

    Some states are leveraging their purchasing and policy-making powers to make it easier for communities to adopt smart technology.

  • lady justice (icedmocha/

    Study: Sentencing software just as bad at predicting recidivism as untrained volunteers

    Researchers found that both a specialty algorithm and untrained volunteers were about 65 percent accurate in predicting recidivism.

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