Submit an Abstract


For those speaking as part of a pre-organized session on the invited program, SDSS will accept abstracts from October 3 – November 2, 2017 (11:59 p.m. Eastern). Abstracts will be accepted for consideration from December 5, 2017 – January 18, 2018 (11:59 p.m. Eastern) for a limited number of concurrent session and e-poster presentations. Only online submissions will be accepted for consideration.

Digital transformation, defined by the AWS transformers


"Digital transformation" is the term du jour these days, but how do you know if it's the real deal? Our friends at Amazon Web Services, the transformers of transformers, have a checklist for that. While directed at government agencies, the points are helpful to organizations of all types. "Digital transformation requires strong leadership to drive change, as well as a clear vision," according to the authors of the checklist, Carina Veksler and Doug VanDyke, both with AWS.

Host of Gun Bills up for Legislators' Consideration

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Among them is a proposal to allow carrying a concealed firearm in schools, if education officials allow it. The bill is aimed at rural schools without a school resource officer, since it takes law enforcement a while to respond to an emergency situation.