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Texas takes on its legacy infrastructure

Texas legacy detox: 6 ways to clean up aging IT

A recent report from the Texas Department of Information Resources offers tactics to reduce the state’s dependence on its legacy systems.

Early warning systems for police

Early warning systems fail to flag problem police

A recent review of Los Angeles Police Department’s early warning system found it had limited predictive capabilities.

USDA hones tools to track SNAP fraud

Is food stamp fraud declining? USDA hones tools to find out.

The USDA is working to improve tools and tactics for anti-fraud detection, despite reports that error rates are dropping fast.

NYPD gets 41,000 tablets, handhelds for officers

NYPD gets 41,000 tablets, handhelds for officers

The $160 million initiative will upgrade the NYPD’s mobile platform, allowing the department to outfit up to 6,000 police cars with rugged tablets and provide 35,000 handheld devices for police officers.

NYPA New York Energy Manager control center

Energy hub to improve efficiency in NY public buildings

The New York Energy Manager will provide real-time energy use and trending data for 3,000 state government buildings.

Piqua Fast Fiber Optic SCADA

How a city’s SCADA upgrade turned bandwidth into revenue

The city of Piqua, Ohio, took advantage of the need to replace an aging SCADA network by building enough bandwidth to serve city needs, with some left over to sell.

8 apps for safer city intersections

8 apps for safer city intersections

Winning apps in New York City’s Connected Intersections Challenge used wearable devices and smartphone sensors in effort to drive down traffic fatalities and injuries.

New World unveils public safety software upgrade

New World upgrades public safety software

New World announced Aegis 11.2, a suite of emergency response software that will reflect greater integration with Esri’s GIS enterprise server technology.

iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

iRobot announced a multi-robot tablet controller and the uPoint Robot Radio networking solution for first responders and defense forces.

How technology is helping fight Ebola

How technology is helping fight Ebola

The tech and health care communities are deploying e-record systems, open data and mapping tools, cloud computing and even robots in the campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Marijuana inventory tracker seeds trust in new ventures

Marijuana inventory tracker seeds trust in new ventures

States are turning to inventory management tools to help provide the data they need to tax, regulate and finance new retail marijuana businesses.

Hawaii wins with gamification of state online services

Hawaii wins with gamification of state online services

By applying gaming elements to its websites, Hawaii has boosted citizens’ use of online services by as much as 20 percent.

GCN Awards

GCN Gala showcases projects driven by tech and teamwork

The public sector IT community turns out to honor IT projects and leaders who showed exceptional creativity and determination in building systems that drove savings and performance in 2014.

10 government IT projects earned honorable mentions

10 goverment IT projects earn GCN Award honorable mentions

These 10 projects were also selected by the GCN awards judges as deserving recognition for their performance and originality.

Mobile patient data for emergency response

FEMA adds patient tracker apps to ER toolkit

New mobile patient tracking software will improve healthcare situational awareness at disaster sites.