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July 6, 2015

How is Virginia preparing for its next earthquake?

Answer: with data

July 2, 2015

Smart Innovations to Enhance Citizens' Health Care, Quality of Life

Smart cities can take advantage of the Internet of Things to make health-care innovations a reality.

July 2, 2015

Washington Budget Targets Microsoft’s Corporate Tax Tab

The tax change was referred to only obscurely in the budget-deal summary that lawmakers released, which referred to repeal of a “software machinery & equipment sales tax exemption.”

July 2, 2015

Harris County, Texas, Metro to Lure New Riders with Smartphone Payment System

By restructuring, officials estimate, ridership will increase by 20 percent, much of that coming from riders not dependent on transit, but willing to ride if it is convenient.

July 2, 2015

Are Indictments Against Chinese Military Spying Effective?

Given the lack of significant official response by the U.S. to cyberattacks so far, one cybersecurity expert says the Chinese are unlikely to be deterred.

July 2, 2015

Even Einstein Couldn't Fix Cybersecurity

The Einstein and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity programs have been hailed as the cornerstone of repelling cyberthreats in real-time -- but it turns out this is not actually the case.

July 2, 2015

Google Classroom Update Opens Platform to Education Developers, Publishers

Google adds a new API so that third-party education developers and publishers can add content into its education platform.

July 2, 2015

N.Y. Institute of Technology Center to Spur Growth of Cybersecurity Companies

NYIT aims for the facility to become an NSA-certified National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense.

July 2, 2015

Is it Time to Rethink Emergency Service Delivery?

While firefighters' working realities have changed profoundly in recent decades, their government structures and operating protocols remain largely frozen in bureaucratic amber.

July 2, 2015

San Antonio Takes Major Step Toward Google Fiber

Two companies have filed permitting paperwork on behalf of the tech giant, and Google confirmed July 1 that it has filed its first permit application with the city.

July 2, 2015

Uber Pilots Free Rides for Local Michigan Jurors

According to the general manager for Uber Michigan, the 60-day trial in Macomb County is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S.

July 2, 2015

What is NYC piloting for its newest public Wi-Fi program?

Answer: trash cans

July 1, 2015

'Internet of Energy Things' to Provide Increasing Amounts of Real-Time Data

Smart buildings are highly beneficial, and will become more so once all things that consume energy report their usage dynamically -- and can be remotely controlled.

July 1, 2015

Nashville Uses Data to Track, Improve Workforce Diversity

A new Web platform called IncluCivics shares in graphs and charts workforce diversity data, and tracks the diversity data over time.

July 1, 2015

Connecticut Updates Data Breach Law

On July 1, Gov. Dannel Malloy signed legislation that expands the state’s current definition of personal information, and requires new data breach security terms and conditions in every state contract dealing with confidential information.

July 1, 2015

Oregon Cracks Down on Technology Contracting

Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign legislation that requires greater discipline by state officials and contracting agencies in the development of solicitation documents, specifically contract forms and templates.

July 1, 2015

Fighting UI Fraud in Texas

The Texas Workforce Commission is beefing up its data analytics tools by pulling data from other state agencies.

July 1, 2015

Biotech Startup Funding ‘Deprioritized’ in Washington Budget

The budget removes the Life Sciences Discovery Fund's final two years of revenue, a key source of money for early-stage biotechnology and biomedical companies.

July 1, 2015

What Does the Supreme Court’s ACA Ruling Mean for Health-Tech Startups?

The law being upheld is important because thus far, it has been one of the main drivers in digital health adoption and investment.

July 1, 2015

Emergency Operations Centers Tap Wealth of Video Intelligence

Traffic and other camera systems can help boost situational awareness during emergencies and planned events.