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Avatar screens border-crossers in Arizona

CBP is testing a system that uses speech recognition and voice anomaly-detection software to detect signs that a traveler might be lying.

Md. governor's office trades paper, printers for iPads

One-man iPad pilot program now embraces 30 staffers and has reduced office paper use by 90 percent to 95 percent.

Many gov IT managers unsure about cloud strategy, study finds

Government organizations spending on cloud computing tend to be those that have dealt frist with foundation issues such as enterprise and services-oriented architectures, according to the IDC Government Insights report.

NC police get smart-phone access to crime database

Officers on the street can access the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services database from their smart phones and tablets in seconds.

4 major cities launch shared data portal

Cities.data.gov features data sets from Chicago, Seattle, New York and San Francisco.

License plate scanners: Useful tools, but what about all that data?

The systems, which can capture up to thousands of images per hour, are increasingly popular with police but are raising privacy conerns.

Students 3D print a boat from milk jugs -- are jetliners next?

If a student team can build a homemade 3D printer that can produce a boat, the administration's $60 million foray into advanced manufacturing technology could hold promise.

Census API opens data to developers

The bureau's first public API will let developers make use of Census statistics, and let people and local governments make use of the apps developers create.

NASCIO's new plan: CIOs take the lead

Top state IT leaders have adopted a new strategic plan aimed at putting a stronger emphasis on CIO leadership.

Mass. health authority uses ID software to prevent fraud

The Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority is using LexisNexis identity management software to verify the residency information of people participating in the exchange.

41 percent of public sector can't handle data deluge, survey finds

Oracle's survey also finds a lot of C, D and F grades on how well public and private organizations handle their data.

Smooth data-center move sets template for disaster recovery

Alaska’s Enterprise Technology Services team used a unified computing system to quickly move existing services to a new data center, and validated its disaster recovery approach and failover capabilities in the process.

Unified comm is the next step in 911's evolution

The FCC and Transportation Department are working to establish a transition path to the next generation of 911 services.

State is first to allow voter registration via Facebook

Washington developed an app with Facebook and Microsoft that lets users get to online voter registration forms via social media.

4 out of 5 cops, feds agree: Social media aids crime fight

According to a recent survey, law enforcement agencies have embraced social media as a key tool in pre-identifying and investigating criminal activity.