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detroit open data portal

Detroit drives toward open data

The city recently announced its open data portal and the Innovate Detroit 311 app.

Suffolk emergency operations center

How Suffolk future-proofed city hall

A network modernization has given the city more reliable communications and the infrastructure to deploy future technologies.

Rescue workers use apps to help save lives

Rescue workers, hospital staffers and patients themselves are using mobile apps to improve responses to health emergencies.

Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

City officials hope to cut emergency room visits with a program designed to connect residents in their homes with a doctor, via the emergency medical technicians and firefighters who answer the 911 call.

Researchers develop food safety inspection database

Researchers develop food safety inspection database

Scholars from the University of Maryland and UCLA built a national database for food safety inspection information.

Federal marketplace more adept than states at enrolling customers, study finds

Federal marketplace more adept than states at enrolling customers, study finds

Despite its rocky launch, the federal health insurance exchange did better than the exchanges run by individual states at both enrolling new people and hanging onto previous enrollees.

Law enforcement needs better tech chops

Report: Law enforcement needs better tech chops

Rand researchers found that the law enforcement community needs to boost its knowledge of technology and better share information.

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.