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    Why confidence matters in facial recognition systems

    Concerns over the accuracy of facial recognition systems came under the spotlight when Amazon’s Rekognition incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots.

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    Bringing drones into a smart city network

    San Diego is combining its drone research with smart city efforts.

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    The smarter city: Las Vegas tunes IT operations with AIOps

    To handle the complexity of a smart-city infrastructure, the city has begun applying machine learning and advanced analytics to the data coming from its IT operations.

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    Congress blocks election security funds for states, again

    Although Senate Democrats tried to add funding for states and localities to upgrade the security of their election systems, the measure was defeated.

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    Ransomware calls for desperate measures – even typewriters

    A south-central borough in Alaska is the latest government to fall victim to far-reaching ransomware.

  • Businessman manipulating charts graphs standing above a city

    Analytics for city governments

    Cities will soon be required to master data analytics if they are to hold their own in the rapidly modernizing world, a new report says.

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    Nevada launches drone safety research center

    The Nevada Drone Center of Excellence for Public Safety aims to reduce air hazards from drones as they are integrated into the commercial air traffic system.

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    State data officers offer feedback on federal data strategy

    Given that state and local agencies are critical to the federal data pipeline, the State Chief Data Officers Network suggests closer collaboration with federal agencies.

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    GAO: Ride-sharing data needs more consistent reporting

    To ensure the accuracy of the data in the National Transit Database, local transit agencies and ride-sharing companies need clearer data reporting requirements, GAO says.

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    Columbus rolls out connected vehicle plan

    Two years after winning the Department of Transportation's $40 million Smart City Challenge, Columbus, Ohio, details its connected vehicle infrastructure.

  • cloud and city (Shaynepplstockphoto/Shutterstock.com)

    Digital transformation that keeps vulnerabilities at bay

    Robust online government services make security a top consideration for municipalities, which must ensure that valuable information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

  • people and data (Lightspring/Shutterstock.com)

    Evidence-based policymaking gains traction in states

    But statewide systems for supporting it and making it a priority are less common, according to the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative.

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    3D scanner speeds police investigations

    The scanner captures more than 900,000 data points per second that can be used to create 3D images of a crime or accident scene.

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    Prisons fighting contraband phones get help from courts

    Judges in South Carolina and California have ordered wireless carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • Real-World Testing Ensures Real-World Performance for Rugged Devices

    The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts. Like workers in the field, the technology needs to be tough enough to survive adverse conditions.

  • Buyers Guide: Apple v. Dell Precision Workstations

    When buying a workstation, price-performance matters. But it’s not the only consideration. Also important is aligning features and capabilities with user applications and workloads. So are system optimization, expandability and support. While many buyers — especially in graphics, video and multimedia fields — might consider Apple’s iMac, iMac Pro and MacBook Pro models best suited to their needs, they may be selling themselves short in many ways. This paper provides a checklist for buyers to compare Apple’s newest high-end offerings with the latest Dell Precision workstations.

  • The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

    Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

    It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.

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    Does AI require high-end infrastructure?


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