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How to build a crowdsourced traffic safety network

Government transportation safety planners are experimenting with ways to crowdsource the collection of data on traffic and road conditions, including trading information with consumers and tapping cellular networks to map real-time traffic flows.

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Can transportation agencies call on smartphones for traffic data?

The Transportation Department announced plans for a nationwide vehicle safety network, but it left open the role smartphone technology would play as a more efficient and inexpensive means of traffic data collection.

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Hardware-based mobile security market heats up

The market for hardware-rooted security for mobile devices is on the rise as anti-virus and other traditional software methods fail to meet tougher requirements from government and security-sensitive businesses.

Jefferson County

IP video surveillance puts more 'eyes' on waterway traffic

A vast traffic-monitoring network has been deployed to make sure that all can safely navigate the waters with minimal interference.

Michigan

SaaS solution drives improvements at Michigan DMVs

The state of Michigan is piloting a service that uses mobile technology and software as a service to streamline the customer experience at the DMV and speed revenues to state coffers.

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Intrusion detection app 'trained' to spot malicious behavior

Mobile security company Zimperium releases an Intrusion Protection System app that uses artificial intelligence to recognize and block malicious behavior.

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App helps Pennsylvania get its bridges back

Tablet app helps the state survey its complete road and bridge system.

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BYOD seeds Apple's public-sector growth

The iPhone's and iPad's usability, security and closed ecosystem have made Apple devices an increasingly popular choice for public-sector IT managers.

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Cities turn the corner on 'smart city' investment

Market research firm IDC Government Insights says cities will start putting in place the IT building blocks for smart city systems and applications in 2014.

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'Build once, use often' guides Medicare.gov improvements

The Obama administration's open data framework set the stage for responsive design techniques used in the Medicare.gov upgrade and other planned improvements.

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Industry group advocates linking cloud, cybersecurity planning

A report by SafeGov.org offers a plan to help agency CIOs get the benefits of cloud technology while meeting federal cybersecurity goals at the same time.

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Will government call on the Blackphone for secure comm?

The sleek, black smartphone will allow users to make secure phone calls, video chat and store files securely.