Combining cellular and other digital communications with traditional police radio networks increases interoperability and extends coverage areas, but there are limits to its uses.
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.
GCN honors projects, ranging from USDA's satellite-based anti-fraud program to the world's biggest public-sector hackathon, for excellence in IT innovation and performance.
By using Riverbed storage appliances, the state’s National Guard serves up files from a central command while leaving the WAN free for other tasks.
The Wireless Waterways Project reportedly is the first to bring wireless IP communications to inland ports and could spread across the country.
Denver Water's IT Division spots trouble before it happens using Splunk's data collection and analysis capabilities.
The city gets the public on board with programs using smart meters and analytics to improve water and power use.
Cisco and NetApp introduce converged infrastructure technology designed to help organizations handle data-intensive workloads.
With sensors and advanced analytics tied together within a cloud infrastructure, the city is looking to cut downtown power use by 10 to 25 percent.
The Risk Based Inspection System mines data from city agencies to help firefighters prioritize inspections.
A team at the West Point Military Academy has released details of a software program that is helping local police improve intelligence on street gangs through new techniques for analyzing crime-based social networks.
The Kansas City Public Library is developing a high-speed Software Lending Library that will allow patrons to use software over the Internet, part of a National Science Foundation-funded project for exploring uses of the gigabit Internet.
The FirstNet board has issued RFIs on industry's ability to provide the technologies required
for advanced public-safety grade network services and infrastructure.
The agency is selecting sites for UAV tests that could eventually open up the airways, but for now there are two paths to getting authorization for unmanned flights.
Sense-and-avoid technologies are close to ensuring safe UAV flights on a large scale. It's mostly a matter of time, standards and FAA rules.