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    Igniting Innovation awards showcase creative problem solving

    Top awards at ACT-IAC’s annual Igniting Innovation Conference touch on drones, machine learning, advanced analytics, acquisition and mobile citizen service.

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    A cybersecurity credit score

    The score provides device-level vulnerability insight for patch prioritization and can facilitate communication with less tech-savvy execs.

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    National Guard team builds open-source cyber toolkit

    The Missouri National Guard Cyber Team's RockNSM platform gives cyber incident response teams insights into attempted breaches and overall network health.

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    Solving DC's gridlock with smarter cars, intelligent traffic signals

    A data-sharing partnership has the potential to help the nation’s capital ease its notorious traffic congestion.

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    Local police turn to feds for crime-solving tech

    For encryption-cracking solutions and DNA analysis, state and local law enforcement offices are looking for help from federal agencies with deeper pockets and research capabilities.

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    Committee urges broader election security protections

    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is calling for states to protect voter registration databases, assess voting machines for risk and deploy better detection technology across their election infrastructure.

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    FAA picks 10 for drone integration pilot program

    The winners and their commercial partners will work with the FAA to develop UAS testing zones and build a regulatory framework for unmanned systems operation.

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    Iowa offers public-sector network clients a la carte security services

    To underscore the need for upstream cybersecurity, the Iowa Communications Network is offering its offering clients a free, extensive threat assessment.

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    Connecticut tasks law enforcement with cyber duties

    The Connecticut Cybersecurity Action Plan calls for a dedicated entity to investigate cybercrimes and threats to individuals, businesses and critical infrastructure.

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    NYC Transit is building a fleet of chatbots

    The city's Metropolitan Transit Authority is creating chatbots that will allow agency employees to ask natural language questions to get answers from information in its databases.

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    Cities await announcement of drone pilot program winners

    The Federal Aviation Administration will soon name the 10 winners of drone Integration Pilot Program that will help expand the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.

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    Florida ports get situational awareness

    By assimilating existing systems, sensors and workflows into a common operation picture, CommandBridge will give users a full view into what’s happening at the ports.

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    FirstNet takes core network, devices, apps for a test run at Boston Marathon

    First responders participating in the demo used FirstNet-ready devices with land mobile radio integration and location-based apps.

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    All 50 states now have data breach notification laws

    Alabama's new law takes effect June 1 and outlines what organizations and data hosting firms must do to comply.

Topic Resources

  • Optimizing Federal Data Center Operations and Management

    In this white paper you’ll learn the advantages of data center optimization, and a step by step process to get there. Also, how federal data center optimization can help improve agency efficiencies, lower costs, centralize and increase security, and scale for quicker, more robust performance.

  • Public Sector Migration Handbook

    Government agencies have had their cloud migration ambitions challenged by stringent regulations, tightening budgets and mission critical workloads. Our guide was built to help public sector officials foresee and navigate challenges to ensure their cloud migration success.

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    Encryption management in government hyperconverged IT networks

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