Data & Analytics

Montana builds data-driven broadband coverage map

The state has contracted with LightBox, a real estate information and technology platform, to use its SmartFabric solution that integrates the company's core parcel, building footprint, address file and geocoding data with points of interest, cell phone location and tax assessor details.

Data & Analytics

Data, fines and threats to compel water conservation

California's Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is giving its affluent residents access to their water consumption data to discourage overuse.

Cybersecurity

No easy fix for ID verification for government benefits

While states are looking for turnkey solutions to qualify applicants for government programs, many individuals without the right credentials can fall between the cracks.

Data & Analytics

Mobile apps help community with annual homeless count

Kansas City and Houston are using mobile apps to more accurately conduct their point in time homelessness counts.

State & Local

States must lay tech foundation for cannabis growth

As states legalize marijuana, they need scalable systems that can handle the complexities of licensing, product tracking and registering buyers and sellers – not just for medical use but for the recreational use that may follow.

Cybersecurity

Small cities worry cybersecurity money won't reach them

Even though small, under-resourced municipalities often fall victim to cyberattacks, many don't have the resources to put together a proposal for a share of the $1 billion in federal cybersecurity grants available through the new infrastructure law.

Data & Analytics

Sparse eviction data challenges Wyoming's rental assistance programs

A records management system upgrade that paused eviction data collection may have contributed to ignorance about the scope of the state's housing problems.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Saving water with real-time data collection

To support more efficient river management, Idaho’s Water District 63 is automating remote data collection and gate control with high-speed broadband wireless.

Data & Analytics

Can AI-powered congestion pricing improve transportation equity?

New research suggests big data and machine learning can create an equitable approach to tolling and improve traffic congestion.

Data & Analytics

Census 2020 gets its first challenges

Some cities and municipalities are pushing the Census Bureau to correct population counts they say are too low.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Detroit tests cloud-enabled pavement monitoring

In-vehicle sensors collect and analyze data and send it to the cloud where the city can access it as a GIS layer to see road surface ratings.

Data & Analytics

Las Vegas taps digital twin for sustainability

With a digital twin, the city can leverage street-level data collected through IoT sensors to model future energy use, emissions, mobility and emergency management.

Data & Analytics

A Shift Away from Daily COVID Case Counts Has Begun

Public health officials are considering a shift from increasingly inaccurate case data to numbers they say better represent the effect of the disease on the community and the health care system: hospitalizations and deaths.

Cybersecurity

Maryland Health Department hit with ransomware

For more than two weeks, COVID surveillance data wasn't released publicly, and many day-to-day operational services are still unavailable.

Data & Analytics

Tennessee taps evidence-based budgeting for funding decisions

Using clearinghouse data, an evidence framework and internal analytic tools, the state's Office of Evidence and Impact evaluates programs to help decision-makers see whether more funding is warranted.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Wyoming health IT modernization nears completion

The modules of the Wyoming Integrated Next Generation System were procured separately to ensure best-of-breed solutions.

Cybersecurity

Cities in Texas hit by QR-code phishing scam

Austin, Houston and San Antonio have been affected by a phishing scam designed to get users to pay for parking using fraudulent QR codes pasted on public meters.

Data & Analytics

Census recounts fail to account for COVID chaos, cities say

Communities that believe pandemic-related chaos made it impossible for census workers to get an accurate count of their populations may have trouble qualifying for a recount and miss out on state and federal funding.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Network upgrades support heath care growth in rural Iowa

A redundant 10G closed network infrastructure allows state health care workers to transport data to and from hospitals, clinics and outside partners.

Cybersecurity

Feds Step Up Cybersecurity Support for State Governments

Forty-two advisers have been appointed or are in the process, with eight states still needing federal-level coordinators.

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