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  • How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

    How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

    An enhanced 911 solution lets users create online safety profiles that include any information they would want response teams to have in an emergency.

  • NJ city boosts communications resiliency

    NJ city boosts communications resiliency

    Sea Bright’s “Resilient City” plan aims to serve as a model for other municipalities planning for natural disasters.

  • stingray report

    Committee urges standard, transparent policies for Stingrays

    Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.

  • State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

    State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

    The steady growth in state and local government IT spending will continue, as agencies look to replace legacy systems and protect against cyber threats, a recent report says.

  • Police are prioritizing the use of social media

    Law enforcement officials say social media is key for both outreach and investigatory purposes, a recent survey shows.

  • LouieLab:  An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

    LouieLab: An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

    LouieLab is a public-private collaborative coworking space designed to promote and build smart city projects.

  • 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.

Topic Resources

  • Take Cybersecurity to the Next Level

    A top challenge for every government agency today is the effective management of cybersecurity risks. Protecting government information and citizens’ personal data has become more challenging as our networks and the amount of data on them has grown exponentially. In this Executive Insights, you’ll learn how a risk-based approach leveraging automation can provide a solid foundation to your agency’s cybersecurity posture.

  • 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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