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    Maryland strengthens statewide cybersecurity

    Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order creating a chief information security officer position and establishing the Office of Security Management and the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council.

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    The downside of drones

    Low-cost drones not only pose a risk to public safety, but they can be instruments of foreign intelligence gathering, experts say.

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    Simulation tool helps Orlando deliver on environmental goals

    The Siemens City Performance Tool collects about up to 400 data points related to transportation, energy use and existing buildings and uses that information to simulate the economic and environmental impacts of investing in a range of technologies.

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    Early-warning system for chemical threats

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is testing its ChemSigma initiative, a pilot study to provide initial data and insights into how such real-time chemical sensor networks would function.

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    Home security cameras, apps enlisted by law enforcement

    Police departments have recently started requesting access to home surveillance, whether it’s through smart doorbells or registering home or business surveillance cameras.

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    Election security gets a bump in appropriations

    Lawmakers approved additional funding for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's election security initiative and the Election Assistance Commission.

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    5G: Cheers and cautions

    As 5G starts to roll out, cities are laying the groundwork to take advantage of the technology. But not everyone is a fan.

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    Why mobility data should be treated as PII

    Geospatial data can become personally identifiable information, so cities must reconcile the competing goals of access and privacy with the need to securely share data, a new report says.

  • NOAA coastal inundation dashboard

    NOAA launches coastal flooding dashboard

    The Coastal Inundation Dashboard combines data from 200 coastal water-level stations into one web-based tool to help local decision-makers get real time information on an approaching storms as well as insights into longer-term risks like high-tide flooding and sea-level rise.

  • FirstNet exercise (First Responder Network Authority/YouTube)

    Responders test FirstNet in rescue exercise

    Virginia and Maryland responders participated in a search and rescue exercise that tapped FirstNet's mobile communication links.

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