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  • 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.

  • 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.

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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  • Millions of formerly secret CIA documents available online (Photo by ShutterStock)

    Millions of formerly secret CIA documents available online


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