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NYC Office of Emergency Management 

The CityNext Team recently caught up with James McConnell, the Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Data at the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM), to ask a few questions about the agency’s new big data solution. Here’s what he had to say....

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Digital policing evolves in a new era of cyber crime 

The threat picture for law enforcement is changing rapidly – and in a borderless, constantly evolving society, new trends require new solutions to ensure the protection of citizens. At the first ever World Innovation Conference on The Future of Law Enforcement Information Management (WICLEIM 2014) , held last week in Amsterdam, global leaders gathered for...

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The specter of cyberwar puts new demands on defenders 

Cyberspace is recognized by many nations as a new combat domain, alongside land, sea, air, and space. A study by the UN Institute for Disarmament Research identified 33 nations that address cyberwarfare in their military planning....

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Climate change: Its your move 

If any doubt remained, a spate of new reports makes it clear that climate change is real and our efforts to rein it in are falling short. In fact, a report released by a United Nations panel in April reveals that greenhouse gas emissions are growing faster than ever....

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Enabling police on the front lines 

Police investigations depend on data, and ensuring that the data is accurate and readily available to police in the field is a powerful way to make officers more productive and help them in ensuring the safety of our communities. Forces can no longer continually spend their IT budget on ‘keeping the lights on’, or delivering...

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