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Data Breaches in the Cloud: Who's Responsible?

The cloud multiplier effect means data breaches in the cloud are increasing -- and becoming more costly. With so many states and localities opting to host their data there, what happens when breaches occur?

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Internet Access Still Out of Reach for Some in Western Pennsylvania
Twenty-five percent of households lack a computer with access to the Internet -- a statistic that's accurate for the nation as a whole.

Sep 18, 2014
New Report on L.A. Unified's iPads Reflects Problems with Curriculum
The analysis found that district staff was so focused on distributing devices that little attention could be paid to using iPads effectively in the classroom.

Sep 18, 2014
Where’s the App for an Earthquake Warning?
Since last month's Napa temblor, a handful of California startups are developing apps that would quickly broadcast warnings of upcoming quakes to users on their smartphones, tablets or other gadgets.

Sep 18, 2014
The Core Features of the Data-Powered City
Today's most innovative civic leaders are using technology to fulfill the promise of efficient and responsive local government.

Sep 18, 2014
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Portland, Ore., to Hire a Chief Resilience Officer
The City Council is scheduled to greenlight a $1 million grant application to the Rockefeller Foundation to help pay for the proposed position.

Sep 18, 2014
Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette Sues State to Change Email Practice
Lawyers for the newspaper said the state’s practice violates the due process rights of the public seeking release of public records under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

Sep 17, 2014
New Haven Leading Charge for Ultra High-Speed Internet Access in Connecticut
If successful, the plan would begin bringing affordable ultra high-speed Internet to homes and businesses around the state starting about three years from now.

Sep 16, 2014
When Citizens Decide How Public Money Is Spent
A few American communities are experimenting with participatory budgeting at the neighborhood level. Their experiences can help guide others interested in giving the idea a try.

Sep 15, 2014
A Flexible Path to LMR for Buncombe County, N.C.
A new land mobile radio system helps the county manage nearly 70,000 annual emergency calls across its rugged terrain.

Sep 12, 2014
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The Center for Digital Government's Digital Cities Survey is conducted annually in the summer: July - August. All United States cities, towns, villages and consolidated city/county governments are invited to participate in this survey. The awards are presented concurrently with the NLC conference held each November.

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Digital Counties Survey

The Center for Digital Government's Digital Counties Survey is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) annually in the spring: March - April. All U.S. counties are invited to participate (consolidated county-city jurisdictions are invited to participate in the Digital Cities Survey in the summer). The awards are presented during NACO's annual conference each July.

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