State and Local Thanksgiving Reading List

We all know the holidays can be a little rough. If you’re anything like me, you’re not quite ready to spend every waking second with your relatives this Thanksgiving holiday. Fortunately, we put together a state and local reading list of insightful articles for when you need a minute or two of quiet time. So, instead of discussing politics with your crazy uncle, hole up in your childhood bed with these great reads.

CIO’s Form Global Network to Tackle Smart City Challenges in Unison

Washington D.C. and San Francisco joined forces this fall to launch the Council of Global City CIOs. Check out how the mayors of each city developed the partnership in order to develop techniques to harness technology to make citizen’s lives better.

Out-of-the-Box Tactics for Recruiting Cybersecurity Professionals

It’s no secret that recruiting and retaining cybersecurity talent is a challenge that government organizations at all levels face. This article draws on recent reports to suggest best practices for state organizations looking to recruit cybersecurity professionals.

Cloud Solutions Simplify GIS Data Management for States

As most agencies start exploring alternative data storage solutions, many are faced with the decision of what should stay in data centers and what should go to the cloud. This article adds another element to the discussion by highlighting the benefits of moving states’ GIS data and programs to the cloud.

New York City Subway Takes Major Step Toward Building the Connected Commute

Full access to Wi-Fi, USB chargers, and cellular service on the Subway sounds like transportation of the future, right? Fortunately, New York City is working to implement these features on the Subway today. Check out this article to see all of the new connectivity features riders will soon be able to take advantage of.

How Technology Is Shaping Voter Registration and the Election Process

Whether your candidate won or lost, we all recently witnessed a historical election in which one Minnesotan county used electronic poll books for the first time. Read this article if you want to learn how electronic polling works and what it means for the future of voting.

Did we miss a state and local must read from this month? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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