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Top tech priorities for public safety officials? Just keeping up is No. 1 (Smart Cities Council)

A short survey by the Public Technology Institute (PYI) asked public safety and IT officials from local governments large and small to rank 16 public safety technology topics according to their internal priorities."Just keeping up" with technology changes, personnel changes and workload topped the list with 56% calling that their No. 1 priority. PTI suggests this could be due to respondents expecting budget decreases over the next fiscal year    Read More

Cisco's Padmasree Warrior Briefs Hill Staff on Internet of Everything

On June 5, 2014, CPPI hosted a roundtable on the Internet of Everything with Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Capitol Hill. Warrior disussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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Center for Public Policy Innovation Hosts Congressional Site Visit of FireEye & Symantec

On May 28, 2014, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) hosted a bipartisan Congressional tour of two leading cybersecurity companies in Northern Virginia - FireEye and Symantec. Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL-21); Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27); Tom Marino (R-PA-10); and Jared Polis (D-CO-2) had a chance to meet with top industry cyber experts to better understand vulnerabilities and methods of deterrence.     Read More

Wearable to Aware-able: Contact, Connection, Context (Cisco Blog, Dave Evans)

Since the dawn of time, humans have been motivated by an innate desire to be connected to each other and to information. Today, we are seeing this need satisfied as the Internet of Everything (IoE) evolves to connect more people, process, data and things than ever before. An essential part of the growth of the Internet of Everything will depend on how mobile devices, connected things and wearable technology adapts and develops to become more aware and intelligent.    Read More

Todd Park (third from left) with members of his digital team (from left): Haley Van Dyck, Vivian Graubard, Park, Jennifer Anastasoff, Mikey Dickerson, Erie Meyer, and Brian Lefler. Michael George

America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government (Wired)

August 30, 2014

The White House confirmed yesterday the rumors that Todd Park, the nation’s Chief Technology Officer and the spiritual leader of its effort to reform the way the government uses technology, is leaving his post. Largely for family reasons—a long delayed promise to his wife to raise their family in California—he’s moving back to the Bay Area he left when he began working for President Barack Obama in 2009.

New DEA rule means changes to eRx
August 28, 2014
(Healthcare IT News) - A restrictive new rule change from the Drug Enforcement Administration, making it more difficult for physicians to prescribe opioids, will necessitate some changes to e-p...

State Broadcast Associations Diss 'Local Choice'
August 28, 2014
(Broadcasting & Cable) - All 50 state broadcast associations have banded together to ask the Senate Commerce Committee not to include the "Local Choice" proposal in must-pass satellite television...

Hawaiian Telcom takes part in 100G SEA-US submarine cable system
August 28, 2014
(FierceTelecom) - Hawaiian Telcom is joining a host of Asia Pacific and U.S.-based service providers to establish the Southeast Asia--United States (SEA-US) consortium to build and operate...

America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government
August 28, 2014
(Wired) - The White House confirmed today the rumors that Todd Park, the nation’s Chief Technology Officer and the spiritual leader of its effort to reform the way the government u...

California Legislature Passes Law to Regulate Drones
August 28, 2014
(Governing) - Legislation that requires police to obtain a warrant to use surveillance drones is close to becoming law in California....

Google Mapping Florida's Coral Reefs
August 28, 2014
(Governing) - Government scientists this month used new high-tech cameras to shoot a 360-degree view of the ocean in the Florida Keys. The goal: to map and then track coral reefs to se...

Scientists able to 'reverse' emotions associated with memories
August 28, 2014
(Al Jazeera) - Erasing the anguish associated with a breakup or a traumatic event may soon no longer be confined to the realm of science fiction, or the central idea of the film “Eterna...

Finalists selected for $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize
August 27, 2014
(CNET) - Are you a gadget lover, not a doctor? International teams are working to create portable devices that could quickly and easily detect common ailments....

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