Data & Analytics

The data platform behind intelligent transportation

The stream of enriched data from connected vehicle devices and intelligent transportation systems will support scores of applications drawing on real-time and historic analysis of road and traffic conditions.

Emerging Tech

Blockchain takes root at Ginnie Mae

Distributed ledger technology is expected to improve data security, provenance and legal sufficiency by reducing the number of times information is handled by entities across the housing finance ecosystem.

Data & Analytics

What's your data maturity? Assessment tool benchmarks data practices, suggests next steps

Data.org's free assessment survey measures data practices across 10 areas, including infrastructure, security and strategy.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Edge computing for integrated, responsive smart cities

Look for edge computing first in private 5G deployments where massive amounts of data need low-latency processing, experts say.

Data & Analytics

Missouri maps COVID in wastewater

The Sewershed Surveillance Program gets samples from more than 100 locations – covering more than half the state's population – to create maps that help decision-makers monitor trends in the spread of the virus.

Data & Analytics

Evidence-based policing platform boosts state police effectiveness

A SAS platform aggregates and analyzes data from multiple sources and enables role-based access to organizational data, traffic citations, criminal incidents and statewide calls for law enforcement service.

Data & Analytics

Collecting, managing vaccination info advances agency data maturity

Agencies had to overcome legacy technology and privacy challenges as they quickly learned to collect, store and protect vaccination data.

Cybersecurity

Procurement: The 'tip of the spear' for cybersecurity

State and local procurement staff must diversify their supply chains, mitigate third-party risks and create transparency in their systems by identifying and prioritizing the protection of their most important assets, experts say.

Emerging Tech

AI-enabled health care: First, do not automate harm

A procurement contract template with AI riders, algorithms that are secure and free from bias and medical devices that can be queried as to their functionality and safety will all improve the quality of health care, Aspen Institute fellows say.

State & Local

Silo-busting software closes benefits gaps in Philadelphia

BenePhilly's online tool asks social services applicants for their name, household composition, income and other basic information to determine which benefits they’re most likely eligible for.

Data & Analytics

How agencies propel decision-making with data

By addressing specific program needs, centralizing analytics services and growing the data science workforce, agency chief data officers are adding value and building a data culture.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Next-gen contact centers demand cloud infrastructure, AI

Government contact centers need a solid technology foundation built on a secure, cloud-based platform that uses artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning and data analytics, a recent report says.

Cybersecurity

Free cybersecurity tools for state, local governments

Free cybersecurity tools are available state, local, tribal and territorial government members of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center – they just need to know to ask for them, experts said.

State & Local

Teamwork, trust and threat sharing key to cybersecurity

State and local government officials and industry experts hashed out the details of what’s needed for better cybersecurity.

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.

Cybersecurity

Agencies still rely on username-password for access management

Even though more secure identity access management solutions exist, 86% of federal, state and local government respondents said that usernames and passwords are their most-used authentication method, according to a recent survey.

Emerging Tech

Can chatbots make reporting suspicious activity easier?

Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha will work with Sarpy County to develop a chatbot that walks users through identifying and reporting suspicious activity.

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.

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.

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.

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