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Hawaii rebuilds HR systems with cloud upgrade

Hawaii rebuilds HR systems with cloud upgrade

Hawaii launches its cloud-based human resources management and disaster recovery systems just as time was running out on vendor support for its legacy systems.

Cities open-source fiscal data via OpenGov

Cities open-source fiscal data via OpenGov

Minneapolis and Pittsburgh have opened their financial data with the OpenGov platform.

Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

While extracting value from mobile applications can be challenging for local governments, most are on the path to delivering information and services anywhere, anytime on any device.

Tech that helps flag fraudulent tax returns

Tech that helps flag fraudulent tax returns

Because tax fraud is pervasive, governments enlist identity verification technology to ensure refunds go to the correct taxpayer.

New Jersey opens regional Real Time Crime Center

New Jersey opens regional Real Time Crime Center

The Corr-Stat Real Time Crime Center will allow for state and local law enforcement agencies to access technology and information, with the ultimate goal of reducing crimes and improving citizens’ quality of life.

Indiana ramps up mobile apps for government

Since Indiana launched mobile device management software to push internally developed applications, access to public information has been streamlined and downloads to its app store have boomed.

Utah government sees 10,000-fold increase in cyberattacks

A surge in cyberattacks is being attributed to the presence of the National Security Agency’s $1 billion data center.

Utah taps Google for high-res aerial imagery

Utah taps Google for high-res aerial imagery

A license with Google will give public sector groups in Utah more accurate imagery and allow them to share mapping data among agencies.

Warehouse fire raises questions on perishable public records

A fire at a Brooklyn warehouse that destroyed personal records reignites the debate over paper vs electronic records.

DHS tests RF interference to improve emergency comm

DHS tests RF interference to improve emergency comm

The Department of Homeland Security and Mercer University partnered to test disruptions in the electromagnetic spectrum in order to improve first responder mobile communications.

Cellular on wheels

Colorado to demo LTE safety network

The LTE Demonstration Network will give first responders the chance to use some of the next generation LTE devices that will bring the power of broadband data to local, tribal, state and federal responders.

Analytics powers app for social workers

Analytics powers app for social workers

The Case Advice app pulls data from a variety of back-office systems and makes it available to case workers while they’re in the field.

FirstNet opens to feds; DHS on board

FirstNet opens to feds, DHS on board

FirstNet began discussions with agencies to see how they can best leverage the nationwide public safety network.

Michigan intros first of its kind Medicaid mobile app

Michigan intros first of its kind Medicaid mobile app

Partnering with the private sector, Michigan has created a mobile application for Medicaid recipients to view their medical records and coverage remotely.

Can EHRs power up for fight against epidemics?

Can EHRs power up the fight against epidemics?

Government health IT leaders say electronic health record systems can expand information sharing and help public health responders fight the spread Ebola and future viruses.