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  • development platform (Darko 1981/

    A product and platform approach to citizen-centric service delivery

    When platform capabilities provide product flexibility, services no longer have be built from scratch, speeding application deployment and ensuring interoperability.

  • compliance (garagestock/

    Governors, state CIOs push for streamlined federal cyber regulations

    Federal cybersecurity regulations have become a challenge to state governments that are working to consolidate their IT operations.

  • man pointing at computer (AstroStar/

    The state of policy in law enforcement: Technology takes center stage

    While the fundamentals of day-to-day duties in law enforcement have stayed the same, technology plays a more significant role in the management and roll out of new policies.

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    Michigan joins Cisco's digital acceleration program

    The State Digital Acceleration program will help Michigan improve its connected roadways, citizen-centric government and IT workforce.

  • Urban Sense (ORNL)

    Real-time sensor net helps cities evaluate trends

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with its home town to deploy sensors to deliver real-time information on population density, traffic and environmental conditions.

  • drone used in agriculture (Suwin/

    How the FAA plans to speed drone integration

    The UAS Integration Pilot Program seeks applicants to help it solve the technical, regulatory and policy challenges of integrating drones into the national airspace.

  • traffic signal (AsiaTravel/

    Maryland preps for statewide intelligent traffic system

    A pilot that installed 14 smart signals resulted in a 13 percent reduction in total commute time for about 40,000 daily drivers.

  • election security

    Senate bill gives states a leg up in securing elections

    A bipartisan bill looks to help state officials better secure their elections systems by providing access to classified information, cyber expertise and funding.

  • digital city (ShustrikS/

    Stronger infrastructure policy will revolutionize everything

    Tomorrow's cities will rely on our ability to future proof our infrastructure by marrying technology policy with investment.

  • Performance Measures dashboard (OpenGov)

    Data-driven performance tracking for small governments

    OpenGov's Performance Measures lets local officials organize and visualize data collected from individual departments.

  • What public transit can learn from Uber and Lyft

    "Uberizing" public transit services -- bringing them to customers on demand -- can transform our approach to transportation issues.

  • A federal full-court press for smart cities IT

    How federal governments can nurture smart city growth

    As cities begin embracing smart technology, national governments can help address funding and interoperability issues.

  • man working at computer (FrameStockFootages/

    Michigan governor signs volunteer cyber corps bill

    Under the Cyber Civilian Corps Act, cyber responders can provide technical assistance if the state gets hit by a cyberattack or data breach.

  • connected kansas city

    Kansas City aims to be the smartest city

    Free Wi-Fi, smart kiosks, shot spotters, traffic sensors and predictive algorithms will define the future of the city, Kansas City's Bob Bennet says.

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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  • IoT security

    A 'seal of approval' for IoT security?

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