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April 27, 2015

Editorial: Law Enforcement Cannot Have Free Reign Over Data

A new measure in Virginia aims to roll back police powers and eliminate ambiguity in existing state law regarding how long surveillance data can be stored.

April 27, 2015

California Moves to Eliminate Delays in 911 Response

A new state Assembly bill calls for a two-year study to improve accuracy in pinpointing locations of 911 calls made from cellphones.

April 27, 2015

Can Your Flight Be Hacked?

A tweet from a cybersecurity expert suggesting he could hack into an airline's onboard system has officials downplaying vulnerabilities resulting from increasingly Internet-connected airplanes.

April 27, 2015

Will Michigan Expand its Clean Energy Sources?

Michigan this year met its 2008 goal to generate 10 percent of its power from renewable sources, but no similarly set-in-law renewable mandate exists going forward.

April 27, 2015

Radar Lab Spurs Innovation, Collaboration in Oklahoma

Located on University of Oklahoma's Research Campus, the lab offers students and faculty access to a full suite of advanced testing equipment.

April 27, 2015

Procurement and Venture Capital: Expert Tips for Civic Tech Entrepreneurs

Day two of the Smart City Startups 2015 Summit highlights insider advice on government procurement and how civic tech startups can attract investors.

April 27, 2015

Why Wireless Emergency Alerts Need Longer Messages

A DHS study says 90-character WEA messages create a "milling" effect and are insufficient to convince people to take protective action.

April 27, 2015

State-of-the-Art Crime Lab Coming to Edmond, Okla.

The three-story building will house police headquarters, 911 communications and emergency management operations.

April 27, 2015

Duluth, Minn., Streamlines Job Searches

The city launched a user-friendly software system that allows job-seekers to quickly find out about job vacancies.

April 27, 2015

Massachusetts Hires Deputy Tech Development Czar

Governments like Massachusetts are increasingly viewing technology not only as a portal to innovation, but riches, too.

April 27, 2015

Info-Sharing Software Aids in Bomb Investigations

The global database, called Dfuze, stores millions of points of visual and textual data about every aspect of bombs, bomb-makers and the destruction they leave behind.

April 27, 2015

10 Tactics To Modernize Your Government IT Organization

With technology changes occurring rapidly, many agencies have begun seeking out ways to modernize their IT organizations to better prepare for the future. To help you along this journey, we have pulled together the top 10 tactics for modernization.

April 27, 2015

Annapolis, Md., Mayor Eliminates Police Tech Upgrades from Budget

The city plans to pay for the upgrades in the future and work with Gov. Larry Hogan on funding.

April 27, 2015

FirstNet Approves Framework, Will Release Draft RFP Documents

The First Responder Network Authority seeks comment on its upcoming RFP and enabling legislation.

April 27, 2015

Will California Mandate Local Government Data Inventories?

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would force cities and counties to conduct inventories of the systems used to collect and store government data.

April 27, 2015

How can you look smart in meetings?

Answer: with these 10 tricks

April 24, 2015

DOD's New Cyberstrategy to 'Shed More Light' on Operations

Key pillars of the strategy include defending DOD networks from malicious actors, protecting the United States from destructive cyberattacks and going on the offense when necessary.

April 24, 2015

Ohio's Background-Check System 'Running on Borrowed Time'

Thousands of criminal-conviction and fingerprint records have hung in limbo for months at a time, while records of convictions don’t arrive promptly — or at all.

April 24, 2015

New Hampshire Opens its Doors to Tech Startups

Part of a public-private program, the state's new Startup Concierge Service opens communication for entrepreneurs in need of funding, incubators or legal assistance.

April 24, 2015

Editorial: Could Amazon Dash Turn on You?

As we welcome Amazon and other tech-savvy firms into our lives, critics worry about the future of our data.