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Splunk's Public-Sector Expansion Will Lean on the Smart City

Plus, an app that clears parking tickets is under legal scrutiny, Colorado is named the top state for online businesses and more...

by / August 29, 2017


Splunk's Public-Sector Expansion Will Lean on the Smart City The machine data company has been working to push into government services for three years. It serves 40 out of 50 states. Now, Splunk is looking to build up its public-sector customer portfolio by serving smart city functions.

Can an App Clear Traffic Tickets Without Passing the Bar? The TIKD app, which helps users clear traffic tickets from their record, is under scrutiny from the Florida Bar. Attorneys there are considering the company for practicing law without a license.

Industry Association Names Colorado Top State for Online Businesses The report lists Internet access, investment ecosystems and regulations among the factors important for businesses that work online.

Video: To Find Priorities, San Jose CIO Looks for "Tech Debt" The Silicon Valley city's chief information officer is looking for gaps between its technology and its needs.

Portland, Maine, Company Gains Contract for Tracking Department of Homeland Security Vehicle Fleet The DHS has more than 50,000 vehicles to manage. Now WEX gets a chance to help keep track of them.



What Does Cybersecurity Look Like in Government Versus Everywhere Else? We already know from Center for Digital Government data that cybersecurity is the top priority and biggest workforce need for cities, counties and states. But what are the gaps between the government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations when it comes to cybersecurity? Newly released survey data from cybersecurity firm Netwrix gives some fresh insights.


GovTech companies on our radar this week:

Just Appraised: This company applies machine learning to public and private data to better appraise property values for local governments that rely on property tax for revenue. Just Appraised recently participated in a Y Combinator demo day.

Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.


Reviewing Taser Deaths Across America (Reuters)

How to Value SaaS Companies (Andreessen Horowitz)

CrunchBase Data Shows Fundraising Levels for Startups (TechCrunch)

New York City Councilmember Proposes Algorithm Transparency (New York Times)

California Law Enforcement Agencies Fail to Adhere to Stingray Transparency Rules (Los Angeles Times)

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