State & Local

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    Census uncertainty spurs state action to prevent undercounting

    To ensure that all their residents get counted, states are coming up with creative solutions to verify the Census Bureau's residential address list.

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    Modernizing a benefits program? You need better analytics

    Analytics make benefits delivery more efficient by allowing agencies to target services, detect fraud, streamline back-office operations and lower costs.

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    CES spotlights smart city innovations

    The annual consumer electronics show honored 11 innovative smart city products.

  • Esri, Waze partner on crowdsourced traffic data

    DOT taps into Waze, GPS data

    The federal Department of Transportation announced plans for two pilot programs to integrate its existing datasets with near-real-time data sources to improve highway safety.

  • Options for FirstNet opt-outs

    States still have FirstNet options

    Even though all 50 states have opted in to FirstNet's plans for nationwide wireless first responders' network, Verizon reminds them that they're not obligated.

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    Do drones have a future in DOTs?

    Advances in sensors, mapping system accuracy and data management make unmanned aerial systems a high-value proposition for transportation departments.

  • Bipartisan Senate bill would help states beef up election cybersecurity

    The new proposal would help streamline cybersecurity info-sharing between federal and state officials, authorize grants to replace outdated equipment and develop election cybersecurity guidelines.

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    States could wait 9 months for DHS election system assessments

    States are being given priority for the risk and vulnerability assessments that provide an in-depth, on-site review of internal and external networks.

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    The mobile mandate: Congress requires mobile friendly websites

    The Connected Government Act requires all new or redesigned federal websites to be mobile friendly.

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    NIST challenge seeks VR display for first responders

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology want developers to create tools for a virtual reality-based heads-up display to improve navigation and deliver location-based services.

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    All states opt in to FirstNet

    The planned national wireless interoperable emergency responder network got 100 percent buy in, but some stakeholders needed some prodding.

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    An ounce of ransomware prevention…

    With basic hygiene and secure backups, agencies can protect and restore their systems after a ransomware attack.

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    Cities tap startups for innovation infusion

    With the Startup in Residence program, municipal agencies get a fresh perspective on their civic challenges, and startups get the opportunity to tap into the government technology market.

  • doctor checking prescription on computer (Micolas/

    In opioid epidemic, states intensify prescription drug monitoring

    At least 39 states are insisting that health professionals use prescription drug-monitoring programs to analyze each patient’s prescription drug use before writing another prescription for highly addictive drugs.

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