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FEATURES 28 Tied up and held for ransom Government agencies are under attack by hackers who are using a combination of malware, phishing and social engineering to wring money from their victims BY KAREN EPPER HOFFMAN 34 FirstNet’s first steps Five projects are helping FirstNet evaluate technical standards and capabilities, test new equipment and develop lessons learned BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ 38 How cities use data to plan bike routes Cities are turning to cameras and apps to map out bike lanes, and the benefits extend beyond happy cyclists BY SUZETTE LOHMEYER 40 The future of drones As the National Science Foundation announced funding for research into better unmanned aerial systems, industry experts had a lot to say about how the technology should evolve BY MATT LEONARD CASE STUDY 42 Iowa tracks broadband metrics BY AMANDA ZIADEH 44 Data analytics takes on workforce optimization BY PAUL Mc CLOSKEY 47 What does it take to leave a legacy platform behind? BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ GCN (ISSN 0738-4300) is published 6 times a year, Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May, Jun/Jul, Aug/Sep, and Oct/Nov by 1105 Media, Inc. , 9201 Oakdale Avenue, Ste. 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Periodicals postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311-9998 , and at additional mailing offices. Complimentary subscriptions are sent to qualifying subscribers. Annual subscription rates payable in U.S . funds for non-qualified subscribers are: U.S . $125.00, International $165.00. Subscription inquiries, back issue requests, and address changes: Mail to: GCN, P.O . Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866, call (866) 293-3194, outside U.S . (847) 763-9560; fax (847) 763-9564 or email GCNmag@1105ser vice.com. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to GCN, P.O . Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866. Canada Publications Mail Agreement No: 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Circulation Dept. or XPO Returns: P.O. Box 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R5, Canada. INSIDE BRIEFING 6 What happens when the internet isn’t forever? 7 A more secure, fed-approved OpenSSL 8 USAID funds solutions to fight Zika, and drones audition for bridge inspections COMMENTARY 26 CYBEREYE Can users help solve the mobile security disconnect? 27 EMERGING TECH NASA tracks climate change in its own backyard WISH LIST 50 Tech that we hope hits the public sector Innovation in Government: The Era of Cyber Resilience The evolving cyberthreat landscape requires agencies to develop a more adaptive, comprehensive approach to securing the enterprise. CUSTOM CONTENT: PRESENTED BY CARAHSOFT GCN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016 • GCN.COM 3 0916gcn_003.indd 3 9/1/16 3:58 PM
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