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August 27, 2015

Has the Time Come for Software-Defined Data Centers?

Completely virtualized data centers may be the future for large, sophisticated jurisdictions. But they’re still a few years away.

August 27, 2015

Are School Districts Equipped to De-Identify Student Data?

Although there is a plethora of data available, student identification markers must be erased to protect student privacy.

August 27, 2015

Police Body Cameras to Hit L.A. Streets

Next Monday, Los Angeles County will become the largest county in the nation to deploy police body cameras.

August 27, 2015

Los Angeles County Unlocks its Data

County CIO Rich Sanchez says data sharing and analysis are growing priorities for the nation's most populous county.

August 27, 2015

A New Chapter for E-Verify Policy in Texas

Starting Sept. 1, all potential hires for any Texas state agency or public university must have their work eligibility information run through E-Verify.

August 27, 2015

Baltimore Hires Broadband Coordinator for Citywide Network

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has tasked Jason Hardebeck with implementing the city's new broadband plan.

August 27, 2015

State Auditor: California Agencies Aren’t Adequately Protecting Sensitive Data

Findings could boost Assembly bill that would require biennial security audits.

August 27, 2015

Driverless Cars To Be Tested in German 'Rust-Belt' City

The German city of Wuppertal seeks to spark an economic rebirth as a hub for autonomous "robot" cars.

August 27, 2015

Reflecting on Year One of the City Accelerator

It's time for a recap and review of this philanthropic, collaborative startup that has put down roots in eight cities so far.

August 27, 2015

Brazil’s First ‘Smart’ City is a Tiny Tech Marvel

The small Brazilian city of Águas de São Pedro, has become a techie's fantasy; equipped with sensors, telecommunications with city officials, and a constant incoming supply of data.

August 27, 2015

For Illinois CIO Hardik Bhatt, the Future is Now

Bhatt spent five years as Cisco’s Internet of Everything expert for local government, which gave him a front-row view of how governments worldwide are using the emerging Internet of Things to work smarter and more efficiently.

August 26, 2015

California Lawmaker Pushes for State Chief Data Officer

California Sen. Richard Pan says data collected and stored by the state needs to be turned into usable information.

August 26, 2015

How the Internet of Things is Making Los Angeles a Smarter City

CIO Ted Ross says the city will use data from a growing number of smart and mobile devices to run more efficiently and effectively.

August 26, 2015

Las Vegas CIO Joseph Marcella Retires

After 18 years in Las Vegas, Marcella looks forward to spending some time in the community.

August 26, 2015

India Moves Forward on ‘Solar Cities’

India takes first steps in an attempt to overhaul the nation's energy infrastructure.

August 26, 2015

How Secure Is Smart Infrastructure?

With everything increasingly connected, there is a growing awareness of new vulnerabilities.

August 26, 2015

SEC Won't Punish Target for 2013 Breach

Target avoids litigation in the wake of the 2013 cyberattack that exposed the names and credit card numbers of 40 million customers.

August 26, 2015

Uber, Lyft Could Soon Compete with Taxis at LAX

Despite lobbying efforts by taxi companies, Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to open the door for ride-sharing companies to operate at the airport.

August 26, 2015

University of Arizona, Uber Partner on Autonomous Car Research

Uber plans to test its driverless cars on Tuscon roads while donating to the University's College of Optical Sciences.

August 26, 2015

Drone-Related Job Growth to Outpace Predictions

Demand for drone technology across many fields is leading to economic growth, but the lack of federal regulations still concerns many.