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State finds power in data center consolidation

Utah's state government cut its number of servers from 1,864 to 591 and saved $4 million on its IT budget.

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Biometric ID coming to a government office near you

This week's Biometric Consortium Conference showcases a wide range of hardware and software solutions for personal identification/authentication applications in government.

Haiti

Disaster response simulation shows how to share cloud-based geospatial data

NGA-backed consortium demonstrates show how hybrid, geospatial clouds can be assembled for disaster response.

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Police seeing results with anti-gang software

Atlanta's collaborative intelligence-sharing system tracks cases, alerts investigators to potential links between incidents and has nearly doubled the rate of indictments.

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Visual analytics help Florida tell the story of juvenile justice reform

The state's Department of Juvenile Justice uses Tableau Software for an interactive view of juvenile programs that can be filtered from the statewide to county level.

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Officials warn of spoofed health exchange websites

The look-alike Web pages may be created by interest groups, private insurance companies and, sometimes, scammers looking to gather personal information.

Newport Beach

Newport Beach's documents now go with the flow

The California city uses Laserfiche 8 to automate the flow of 3 million pages of documents.

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Managing cellular access means really managing it, sometimes daily

A system to block contraband cell phones in prisons must be continually tuned to ensure that it covers the required footprint but does not step out of bounds.

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Prisons get a new way to stop inmates from using cell phones

A system from Tecore Networks lets prisons establish their own cellular base stations so they can keep prisoners from using illegal phones while giving legitimate users access.

PSIM

Tech, tactics behind CitiWatch’s large-scale video surveillance system

A video surveillance system that combines thousands of cameras requires more than technology to be effective.

PSIM

Force multiplier: PSIM leverages video surveillance networks in Baltimore

With thousands of cameras providing round-the-clock surveillance of Baltimore, the CitiWatch surveillance program turned to a video analysis platform from VidSys to help make sense of all of the data.

Decision Lens

Analytics, Web services boost Decision Lens software

Latest version of the software used by several large agencies helps managers more easily compare priorities and viewpoints between teams across their organizations.

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Data analytics goes hunting and fishing in Texas

Adjusting to a more urban population, the state's Parks and Wildlife Department turns to data analytics to more effectively manage and promote the use of millions of acres of park lands and waterways.

Police in patrol car talk on radio

3 reasons smartphones aren't ready to replace police radios

Combining cellular and other digital communications with traditional police radio networks increases interoperability and extends coverage areas, but there are limits to its uses.

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Mixing smartphones, radios gives new life to dispatch system

Replacing an end-of-life radio dispatch system with an IP platform linking smartphones with traditional radios extends the reach and the functionality for San Luis Obispo County's first responders.