Danielle Alvarez has served as Florida’s CISO for more than two years, but on June 1, 2017, she will serve her last day in the Agency for State Technology. Before stepping down, Alvarez spoke with 21st Century State & Local about her work within the state and her hopes for her replacement.

Technology can play a vital role in keeping police officers safe while on the job. During National Police Week, a week dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers, 21st Century State & Local takes a look at the newest technologies available to law enforcement around the country.






A bill formally authorizing the National Computer Forensics Institute within the Department of Homeland Security to train state, local, and tribal law enforcement on how to deal with and prosecute cyber crime passed the U.S. House on May 16.






“A lot of IoT focuses on the intake of information,” said Stephen Walter, a program director for the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston. “We are really interested in how IoT can push information out. How can an IoT device augment a physical space? How can IoT be delightful?”






San Jose, Calif., wants to be America’s most innovative city by 2020, and it’s hoping that a recent $200,000 investment will help get it there. In an interview with 21st Century State & Local, San Jose CIO Shireen Santosham discussed how the city used the investment to support IoT strategic planning, as well as its technology plans for the future.






The Vancouver Clinic in Washington has started integrating patients’ genetic information into their Epic EHRs, providing decision support, increasing personalized care/therapies, and better managing hereditary risks.






Pittsburgh Public Works improved efficiency and saved the city money through sensor-equipped trash cans.






Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced a $5 million matching grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) to Worcester Polytechnic Institute to will help support the launch of a new health care research initiative called PracticePoint at WPI.






San Francisco has adjusted its open data portal to make it easier for residents to view crime statistics geographically.






Microsoft announced the launch of its Smart Cities for All Toolkit, a guide that helps city leaders combine technology and smart city initiatives to benefit their citizens, with a particular focus on residents with a disability.






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