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    NASCIO pushes to harmonize federal regulations

    Federal regulatory requirements "hamstring" states that are trying to consolidate IT operations, Oklahoma's CIO told a House panel.

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    Toolkit for building a smart city plan

    The Smart Cities Project Activator is a web-based portal to help cities collect and organize the information they need to for smart city project planning.

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    Teaching automated vehicles the rules of the road

    A new application will allow transportation departments to pass roadway infrastructure information to automated vehicles.

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    NY puts money into election security

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced funding to secure the state's elections infrastructure and protect against foreign interference.

  • ArcGIS Urban view of Boston (Esri)

    Boston plans its future with GIS-based 3D models

    Using Esri’s ArcGIS Urban, city planners can easily see the impacts of rezoning and redevelopment projects and make adjustments.

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    Smart city projects, surveillance drive IoT growth

    Spending on internet-of-things technologies and services worldwide is expected to reach more than $2 billion by 2023.

  • paper ballot (Alexandru Nika/

    The newest risks for state election systems: Russian owners and remote access

    A top voting machine vendor admits to putting remote-access software on systems for years, while Maryland officials are seeking DHS' help after discovering a different contractor's Russian connection.

  • digital city (ShustrikS/

    5 use cases for smart city IoT

    A new white paper from Georgia Tech dives into IoT technology for municipal services, utilities, public safety, transportation and health care.

  • smart city (metamorworks/

    Citizen engagement and public service in the era of the IoT

    The internet of things is amplifying the number and variety of touchpoints available to reach citizens and giving municipalities access to data that can help shape service offerings.

  • blockchain (Andrew Derr/

    Bonds on the blockchain: Streamlined, low-cost, transparent funding

    Using blockchain to issue micro bonds that can be targeted to a neighborhood or a specific project offers cities a new way to speed their access to capital and improve their communities.

  • russian email hack (Bakhtiar Zein/

    Mueller indictment details hacks on state election systems

    The charges describe how two of the Russian conspirators hacked into computers at state offices and an election software supplier to steal voter data and other information.

  • cyber insurance concept (Jirsak/

    Cyber insurance: Can you afford not to have it?

    Cybersecurity insurance not only helps with expenses related to incident response, forensics and remediation, but it also helps keep agency security professionals on top of cyber defense.

  • mobile phone and city (ponsulak/

    Delivering citizen-centric state government

    State CIOs can take advantage of cloud, business intelligence and automation tools to meet the increasing expectations of a demanding citizenry.

  • voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/

    Senators push for increased elections security

    Although states are working to improve their elections systems security, some senators believe that there’s much more that could be done.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

  • Selecting the Right Workstation

    Find and configure the right workstation to achieve peak performance and get more for your dollar. Combine the right configuration selections with Dell Precision Optimizer software, which comes loaded on all new Dell Precision workstations powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, with the Dell and third-party tested and certified software applications, and boost productivity, maximize performance and ensure that you have the best possible experience.

  • 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.

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