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Boston open data

Boston builds on open data initiatives

The new Open and Protected Data Policy accelerates the city’s open data and transparency plans and expands its open data portal.

Public record requests made easy (for government)

Public record requests made easy (for government)

The Port of Seattle is using NextRequest, a cloud-based public records management portal, to simplify the request process for both citizens and the government employees who field the questions.

Data sharing helps North Carolina detect workers’ comp fraud

Data sharing helps North Carolina detect workers’ comp fraud

The state’s Industrial Commission has collected $1 million in civil penalties and increased employer compliance.

Drone detection and deterrence

Can tech deliver a drone defense?

As federal and state and local agencies wrestle with laws and regulations governing drones, is a technology solution the best option?

Chicago LTE pilot tests real-time video for police

Chicago LTE pilot tests real-time video for police

In Chicago, public safety organizations are testing an LTE broadband network to see how well it can transmit data and video in a high-density urban police district.

Broadband deployments: Government gets busy

Broadband deployments: Government gets busy

Broadband initiatives are heating up across the United States at all levels of government.

NYC to refine body camera policies

NYC to refine body camera policies

Policies governing body worn cameras need some clarification before New York City expands its pilot program to 1,000 officers.

The FBI built a database that can catch rapists – almost nobody uses it

The FBI built a database that can catch rapists – almost nobody uses it

For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.

Florida takes aim at juvenile recidivism with predictive analytics

Florida takes aim at juvenile recidivism with predictive analytics

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice will become the first state agency to conduct risk assessments using predictive analytics.

Drone relay delivers medical supplies rural clinic

Drone relay delivers medical supplies to rural clinic

Patients at a rural outdoor health clinic got treatment and a place in history thanks to a program that used drones to deliver medical supplies.

311 gets an assist from IBM

311 gets an assist from IBM's Watson

The Canadian city of Surrey is the first to use Watson’s natural language-based cognitive computing technology to improve 311 responses.

Boston shows what GIS-driven storytelling can do

Boston shows what GIS-driven storytelling can do

Boston’s geographic information systems team built a story map to tell the tale of the city's brutal snowstorms this year.

next-generation 911

New Jersey town brings real-time multimedia to 911 calls

Lakewood's iLoc8 uses WebRTC for two-way multimedia communication between smartphone-using citizens and emergency call centers.

In New York, a social services department aims to go paperless

In New York, a social services department aims to go paperless

When Onongada County moved to Kodak’s Alaris imaging system, it was able to eliminate off-site record storage and speed information retrieval.

Open permit data standard BLDG

Alliance releases open data standards for construction permit info

The Building and Land Development Specification is a standardized format for jurisdictions to use when reporting information on building and construction permits as open data.