Although some government agencies are opening data to adhere to mandates, many are working to make it useful.
North Carolina’s iCenter operates a laboratory where agencies, educational institutions, industry and citizens can perform technical evaluations, prototype testing and proofs-of-concept.
Plenario lets users assemble information from open data portals and analyze it via a single spatial and temporal index, making it possible to do complex analysis with one query.
Tableau’s business intelligence tools enable near-real-time “what if” data visualizations and allow users to share analytics in a collaborative environment.
Dallas is installing an IP-based packet microwave radio network to enhance the responsiveness of emergency services and provide high-speed networking to other municipal departments.
NIST’s 14-point draft guidance covers the federal information used for scientific research, background investigations or technology development in systems belonging to contractors, state and local governments and universities.
New York City will install multi-function, Wi-Fi-based phone kiosks across the city offering free gigabit Wi-Fi and free domestic calls across the United States.
Using dotMaps, transportation officials in Chicago can quickly see city infrastructure projects to avoid conflicts and maximize efficiency.
A partnership between Microsoft and VIEVU, a manufacturer of police body cameras, will let officers transfer their videos to Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Azure Government Cloud.
The fusion of 40 data sets from federal, state and local agencies gives the Forest Service's fire managers a central source of spatial data for mapping, decision support, business intelligence and situational awareness.
With the Coplogic online crime-reporting portal, Chico, Calif., police save staff time and improve report accuracy.
A recent report from the Texas Department of Information Resources offers tactics to reduce the state’s dependence on its legacy systems.
A recent review of Los Angeles Police Department’s early warning system found it had limited predictive capabilities.
The USDA is working to improve tools and tactics for anti-fraud detection, despite reports that error rates are dropping fast.
The $160 million initiative will upgrade the NYPD’s mobile platform, allowing the department to outfit up to 6,000 police cars with rugged tablets and provide 35,000 handheld devices for police officers.