Chicago Just Released a Massive Amount of Bike-Sharing Data

A new dataset about the Divvy bike-sharing program is now the largest available through the city’s open data portal, with over 52 million rows of information.

L.A. County Sheriff Is Boosting Metro Security With Prescriptive Analytics

The Armorway platforms AI algorithm generates an unpredictable security plan after predicting what adversaries might do.

Government Agencies Continue Their Shift to Hybrid IT, But Few Will Go All In

Security concerns, lacking skills, budget constraints and legacy systems all impose barriers to a complete migration to the cloud.

How Cities Are Leading the Way on Infrastructure Innovation

“While states weren’t looking, our cities became better governed, better managed places,” said Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore.

A ‘Holistic Approach’ to State Fraud Prevention

Predictive analytics, behavioral economics and collective intelligence are key, per a new report.

Performance Management vs. Data Analytics: An Interview With Mike Flowers

New York City’s first chief analytics officer: “Don’t lose the service delivery forest for the quantification tree.”

5 Questions for the People Building the LinkNYC Kiosk Network

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States Might Want to Consider Advanced Analytics for Cybersecurity. Here’s Why.

Quickly detecting threats is a key goal with this approach to keeping computer networks safe.

Making Data-Driven Government Fundamental and Sustainable in City Halls

As the What Works Cities program, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, celebrates its first year, municipal leaders and experts are looking at ways to make the results of their data efforts “so essential that nobody can take it away.”

How States Can Improve Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing With the Feds

Virginia has taken a number of steps to boost interoperability with federal agencies: consolidating network infrastructure, investing in fusion centers and filling its cyber workforce gap with community college grads.

Here’s How Syracuse Plans to Gather Data on All of Its Potholes and Rough Roads

The New York municipality is testing low-cost sensor technology recently developed by a New York City-based startup.

New Peer Network Formed for Chief Data Officers in City Governments

The Civic Analytics Network will help facilitate the sharing of ideas and data innovations to improve municipal governance.

Here’s How Chicago Is Ramping Up Its Fight Against Rats

Following a sharp rise in complaints this year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is increasing the number of rodent control crews. It’s using predictive analytics for targeting efforts, too.

Is Your State Prepared for a Cyberattack on Top of a Natural Disaster?

NASCIO doesn’t think so, so it’s developed a government response planning guide for cyber disruptions.

Why States Want Skills-Based Job Markets Amid Globalization and Digitalization

During a panel discussion in D.C., Colorado’s governor and Indiana’s former governor show why states are often better than the feds at adapting policies to fit the changing digital economy.

Examining Phoenix-Area Datasets Helps Policymakers Better Understand Educational Needs

Mapping technology used by the Maricopa Association of Governments is helping assure that third-grade students meet requirements for reading skills.

How Las Vegas Is Getting Results From Its Focus on Data-Driven Decisionmaking

In a guest article, the city manager of Las Vegas details the municipal government’s data-focused approach to address challenges like traffic safety and sustainability.

Here’s Another Tool to Make Cities Smarter

The Smart Cities Council wants more municipalities to assess their ability to innovate and start pursuing smart energy and broadband solutions.

How One Mayor Started Treating His Citizens More Like Customers

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