State & Local

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • DNA analysis (CA-SSIS/

    Federal judge unseals New York crime lab's software for analyzing DNA evidence

    The ruling comes amid increased complaints by scientists and lawyers that flaws in the now-discontinued software program may have sent innocent people to prison.

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    Philadelphia bringing signal pre-emption tech to first responders

    The technology will give first responders the right of way at traffic signals.

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    Draft guidelines tackle voting security

    The latest Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines widen the scope of election security to include voter registration and pre-election practices.

  • man using touchscreen voting machine (Lisa F. Young/

    States struggle to upgrade aging voting equipment

    Eliminating vulnerabilities in voting equipment would require costly upgrades, better training and built-in security features, officials told a congressional task force.

  • smart city

    Smart city grant challenge

    The Smart Cities Council is accepting applications for its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant.

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    Washington state's strategy for tracking IT spending

    Washington's Office of the CIO is bringing technology business management to 44 state agencies.

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    Survey: Cities depend on federal data

    Census data informs everything from annual budgets to long-term planning for many cities, a new Sunlight Foundation survey says.

  • US map

    Rebooting the mathematics behind gerrymandering

    Representing districts as networks, where the nodes are population units like census blocks and the edges represent proximity or similarity, may be more relevant to today's political realities.

  • connected city (ShutterStock image)

    Uphill climb to the smart city

    While they promise substantial benefits, smart cities face several challenges, a new report finds.

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    National system to help firefighters quickly locate nearby resources

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