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4 tactics cities use for better management

4 tactics cities use for better management

A new report released by the IBM Center for The Business of Government highlights methods cities are using for IT better management, engagement and service.

Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

The New Orleans Fire Department used data analytics to identify households at risk for fires and conduct door-to-door smoke alarm outreach.

CIO concerns:  It all depends on where you sit

CIO concerns: It all depends on where you sit

New Gartner analysis finds broad similarities at different levels of government, but decidedly different rankings of public-sector CIO's biggest worries.

Emergency-response tech headed for broader distribution

Emergency-response tech headed for broader distribution

The Next-Generation Incident Command System is a mobile, web-based system designed to speed collaboration and enhance situational awareness.

Ebola modeling tech floats flood response app

Ebola modeling floats flood response app

Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.

Localities make their plays for unmanned systems growth

A western alliance aims to establish Utah as a hub for commercial use of unmanned aerial systems, while Oregon invests in its UAS test range and a California county lays the foundation for a testing facility for driverless ground vehicles.

How to calculate open data

How to calculate open data's ROI

Researchers at NYU’s Governance Lab have come up with a formula that could help IT managers compare open data costs and benefits.

25 cities partner for health care innovation

25 cities partner for health care innovation

The 2015 Multi-City Innovation Campaign focuses on health and human services challenges where technology interventions intersect, and can directly impact, city or county government services and goals.

School bus cameras crack down on ‘fly-by’ drivers

States use cameras to crack down on school bus scofflaws

A number of states plan to use cameras to target ‘fly-by’ drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.

How to write a GCN Award nomination

How to write a winning GCN Award nomination

GCN Award judges are looking for nominations that address three main criteria: the scale of the accomplishment or degree of difficulty shown by the project; the level of innovation or originality of the project and its team; and lastly, the impact of the system: what significant effect it made on the business operations of the agency and the general public.

GTL offers communications services platform for corrections facilities

GTL offers communications services platform for corrections

The Flex platform provides several options for managing email, messaging and video communication throughout corrections enterprises.

Eagle County ready for text-to-911

Eagle County ready for text-to-911

Eagle County, Colo. set up its text-to-911 service to meet public expectations for the service, especially among the hard-of-hearing communities.

First responders test links to future public safety net

First responders test future public safety net

At a February ski event, Colorado first responders put LTE mobile broadband to the test in a demo of technologies for a future nationwide public safety network.

FirstNet needs cyber safeguards

Public-safety answering points and other 911 service providers need cybersecurity professionals and continuity plans in case of cyber disasters.

Serious games scoring big in government

Serious games scoring big in government

The growth of big data, analytics and the challenge of getting data consumers to use new tools is driving proliferation of serious games in government.