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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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New App Allows BART Riders to Discreetly Report Crime
The app will encourage riders to report suspicious activity, with the slogan “If you see something, say something.”

Aug 29, 2014
Education Exchange Hooks Up Students Online in 30 Georgia Counties
The Education Exchange, a 3,600-mile network that will deliver access to textbooks, classroom resources and instructional material through its own 10-gigabit connection.

Aug 29, 2014
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Chattanooga's High-Speed Broadband Brings High-Stakes Battle Over Fiber-Optic Expansion
The debate pits mayors against legislators, counties against states and Republicans against Republicans, as Tennessee's ruling party faces a split within its own ranks and among constituents who say access to broadband should transcend petty politics.

Aug 29, 2014
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Underwater: Data Centers Nationwide Must Prepare for Flooding
Climate researchers predict sea-level rise will eventually submerge 316 coastal cities in the U.S. How are government data center managers planning for the future?

Aug 28, 2014
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Are Governments Neglecting Planes and Trains?
Even though airports and public transportation systems are in need of upgrades, all anyone ever talks about is roads and bridges.

Aug 29, 2014
California Legislature Approves Drone Regulation
A measure that regulates law enforcement use of drones was passed by California lawmakers and now awaits the decision of Gov. Jerry Brown.

Aug 28, 2014
Miami University Introduces Health IT Curriculum
The program aims to prepare students for jobs in the field, which are expected to increase by 20 percent through 2018.

Aug 28, 2014
Consortium Forms to Push for Faster Internet Access in California Tri-County Area
The Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast formed in early July, finding ways to motivate broadband providers to lay more fiber optics across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

Aug 28, 2014
Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, Again Delays Launch of Software System
Set to replace the aging PeopleSoft system, the new software is designed to manage city financial data, including accounting, purchasing and benefits administration.

Aug 28, 2014
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Digital Cities Survey

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 with populations of 30,000 or greater 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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