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DHS streamlines emergency response with open IP conversion device

Emergency response streamlined with IP conversion device

The standalone IP device will help first responders communicate across multiple radio-frequency base stations.

Uber to open its data books to Boston transit planners

Uber to open its data to Boston transit planners

Uber will provide Boston with trip data from its quarterly logs to help the city improve transportation practices.

Emergency communications

Emergency communications take multi-path approach

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Emergency Communications Plan aims to allow first responders and public safety officials to better share information and enhance situational awareness.

Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a bridging technology that enables public safety response teams to unite land mobile radio and broadband to help coordinate rescue and speed emergency response.

Michigan builds identity proofing pilot program

Michigan builds identity proofing pilot

An automated multi-step identity authentication portal aims to cut down on fraud and waste by confirming the identity of clients at the time they are applying for benefits.

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

Riverside, Calif., upgrades its data storage infrastructure by migrating half a petabyte of data from its storage area networks and establishing fail-over arrays for disaster recovery.

APQC debuts classification framework for cities

APQC debuts classification framework for cities

APQC has released a set of standard language, formats and metrics that will help city governments manage and plan their work.

Municipalities deliver broadband via partnerships

Municipalities deliver broadband via partnerships

Municipal governments are crafting creative partnerships to get broadband into their communities.

What’s next for open data?

What’s next for open data?

Although some government agencies are opening data to adhere to mandates, many are working to make it useful.

iCenter leads multistate tech-testing lab

iCenter leads multistate tech-testing lab

North Carolina’s iCenter operates a laboratory where agencies, educational institutions, industry and citizens can perform technical evaluations, prototype testing and proofs-of-concept.

Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data

Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data

Plenario lets users assemble information from open data portals and analyze it via a single spatial and temporal index, making it possible to do complex analysis with one query.

Tableau puts real-time data modeling on the dashboard

Tableau puts real-time data modeling in the dashboard

Tableau’s business intelligence tools enable near-real-time “what if” data visualizations and allow users to share analytics in a collaborative environment.

Dallas upgrades emergency communications network

Dallas upgrades emergency communications network

Dallas is installing an IP-based packet microwave radio network to enhance the responsiveness of emergency services and provide high-speed networking to other municipal departments.

14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

NIST’s 14-point draft guidance covers the federal information used for scientific research, background investigations or technology development in systems belonging to contractors, state and local governments and universities.

Wi-Fi-based pay phones in New York City

NYC transforms pay phones into Wi-Fi network

New York City will install multi-function, Wi-Fi-based phone kiosks across the city offering free gigabit Wi-Fi and free domestic calls across the United States.