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Attendees at the FOSE keynote

What's hot at FOSE 2013

The annual conference and expo kicks off Tuesday, tackling the key challenges facing the public-sector IT community.

Man working at night studying online analytics

Social network analysis, predictive coding enlisted to fight fraud

New analytic technologies will help agencies and investigators look deeper into behavioral patterns to combat some of the more sophisticated fraud schemes on the horizon.

Ohio state house OBM

Ohio's budget office opens up with cloud-based BPM tool

The Office of Budget and Management has deployed Appian’s cloud-based BPM with mobile and social capabilities to improve the coordination of work across teams, departments and systems.

House in Mantaloking NJ after hurricane Sandy

In Sandy's wake, NJ town goes to all-wireless phone service

Reflecting a trend toward mobile computing, Mantaloking will be one of the few areas in the country to operate without copper land lines.

WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation

Forensic FieldStation brings stealth to hard drive data capture

It runs silent, can turn off its lights and be operated remotely by a technician who doesn't have to join investigators or a covert team in the field.

New HHS website will use CMS free open source

HHS goes open source to build better, more powerful website

Open-source website built with Jekyll and Prose will let Healthcare.gov handle the expected Obamacare spike in traffic without a content management system.

Too much data as businessman sits on raft in storm at sea

Is big data big trouble for state, local governments?

A MeriTalk survey finds that many agencies lack the storage capacity, computing power and personnel to handle the data they have.

Hampden County Courthouse

Document retrieval slow? It might be all in how you look at it.

Online processes were slowing down in Hampden County's registry of documents, which date back to 1636. An any-format viewer solved the problem.

NIST worker tests radio in New York City subway station

Can emergency radio gear get clear in tunnels, skyscrapers?

Tests in New York subways and the Empire State Building could help set new standards for equipment used by firefighters in urban settings.

AOptix iphone biometric tool

App, case turns iPhone into on-the-spot biometric scanner

The hardware and software package from AOptix would allow police and the military to take fingerprint, iris, face and voice readings in the field.

Northwoods Compass CoPilot tablet suite for social workers

Tablet suite saves case workers their most valuable commodity

Social workers in Fairfield County, Ohio, no longer have to schedule "paperwork days" after adopting Compass CoPilot for tablets.

Information from paper forms entered into laptop

Two states overhaul IT to boost social services

Arkansas and South Carolina scrap older systems for cloud-based technologies and big data analytic software.

Digital fingerprint with data

Police tap layman-friendly analytics to track gang activity

The Crime Analysis Unit in Alexandria, Va., adopts uReveal, which lets analysts fuse and extract knowledge from any type of data, structured or unstructured.

System administrator busy

5 agency IT processes crying out for automation

Government sysadmins are capable of innovation, but it's tough when you're busy maintaining the status quo via manual processes.

Rescue squad interoperable communications

Ultimate public safety network is far off, but there are comm options

While first responders wait for the creation of a single nationwide public safety network, a variety of technologies are already providing interoperability.