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Agencies and individuals at both the state and local level were cited for their abilities to leverage, communicate and collaborate to create strong cyberprograms.
As need grows for a strong government cybersecurity workforce, veterans offer a blend of discipline and technical experience.
The Technology Business Management Program helps the state look at IT through a business lens to effectively communicate the services it provides.
A grab-and-go mobile communications set-up ensures that one California city can be there for residents during an emergency.
The system is powered by a lightning network that includes more than 1,200 lightning sensors across 40 countries.
While the solution’s ability to support planning across all departments was a major selling point for the city, the cloud-based software is also key.
The WiFire app is meant to support experts by providing key information in a matter of minutes.
Funded as part of the Austin Office of Sustainability’s operations, the dashboard served as a tool to unify sustainability efforts.
Despite major tech advances, many organizations still struggle with digital accessibility.
The open data project has enabled businesses to use ITA information to improve compliance with trade regulations and requirements.
The elections information website can play a significant role in filling the information gap for voters.
The county worked to quickly streamline systems, targeting 60 applications, including more than 1,000 forms and 1,300 reports to be modernized, rewritten or retired.
A new report suggests that using modern technology like predictive analytics, behavioral economics and collective intelligence can help to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in a holistic way.
Since the state's Workforce Solutions Department launched a strategy that marries predictive analytics with behavioral science techniques, it has seen a 40 percent reduction in the likelihood to commit fraud.
The state's Office of Early Childhood recently began the second phase of a software system for rating Colorado's early childhood education and care programs.
Faced with an outdated, non-functioning legacy system, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development turned to a new system to more efficiently and cost-effectively manage the inspection and reporting process for levees in the state.
In a unique move, Idaho's Department of Labor has licensed and begun to roll out its self-built unemployment benefits system to Iowa and Vermont, with hopes that other states will join the consortium of users.
The city's fiber-like wireless proof-of-concept project may very well drive the movement to municipal fiber.
The Voter Line Wait Application provides a simple way to show voters their polling location options in an effort to help them avoid long lines.
The goal is to develop advanced technology to identify, defend and prevent cyberattacks more efficiently and effectively — and deliver a working prototype by 2018 that other institutions and industries, such as banks and government agencies, can use.
Rep. Chad Magendanz said he hopes the act will eliminate barriers for law enforcement and create a clear path to defend against diverse cybercriminals.
The ConnectHome initiative will not only provide support and resources to residents of HUD-assisted housing, but also will give insights into the power that technology can have on an individual’s success.
Shared services empower classrooms and open up doors for higher education organizations.
This type of renewable energy has been shown as three times more stable than solar or wind power -- it is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As the technology continues to move forward, it raises important questions for governments about how they will prepare for and regulate high-tech vehicles.