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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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San Francisco Airport Launches #Converge@flySFO Innovation Space
#Converge@flySFO is a place for travelers to innovate and collaborate while waiting for their flights.

Sep 16, 2014
 
Columbus, Ohio, Buying Software to Improve Crime DNA Analysis
The Columbus City Council yesterday approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at crime scenes.

Sep 16, 2014
 
L.A. Fire Department Introduces New Website for Finding Local Stations
LAFD noted that new features will be added in the coming months, such as an intranet which will help the department communicate better internally, linking communication across stations and fire units throughout the city.

Sep 16, 2014
 
Pay Your Parking Ticket by Smartphone?
Columbia, S.C., plans to use new Motorola hand-held units and T2 Systems Inc. software to send meter violation tickets to a cloud-based system in real time.

Sep 16, 2014
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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
Pittsburgh May Hold Key to Future of Tech
Local entrepreneurs gathered on Thursday at AlphaLab Gear to discuss technology in Pittsburgh and how it will transform the city.

Sep 12, 2014
Ukrainian Hacker Wanted in W.Pa., Spotlights Difficulty of Cybercrime Fight
The inability of federal prosecutors to nab the accused hacker shows how hard it can be for law enforcement to reach foreign hackers.

Sep 11, 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 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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