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Intergraph I/CAD update puts agencies on path to next-gen 911

The latest version of Intergraph's computer-aided dispatch software, I/CAD 9.3, integrates voice, text and data.

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County gives staff secure remote access with Windows to Go

Fairfax County's Platform Technology Division deployed Windows to Go, a bootable, certified USB drive that lets employees take their work computers anywhere.

Data flowing through a city

Open data portal aims to be 'Data.gov for state and local agencies'

Accela Inc. launched Civic.Data.com, an open data portal that combines information from government sources and public users, giving researchers one place to query cross-jurisdictional data sets.

Code for America

Code for America taking developer applications

Code for America is looking for applicants with well-developed coding chops and project management experience who can bear up under special and perhaps sometimes baffling demands of bureaucratic procedure.

Highway department uses Xora cloud-based mobile management tools

GPS, geofencing drive highway department efficiency

The highway department in Cheektowaga, N.Y., uses cloud-based mobile management tools created by Xora for GPS tracking and vehicle trip auditing, mileage management and more.

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AppStore gives governments access to municipal apps

The Granicus AppStore that will allow the company's customers to easily find, purchase, deploy and manage apps for government-specific solutions.

Photos and videos uploaded into the cloud

Police get free multimedia platform, storage during emergencies

Designed to handle photo and video uploads from citizens, the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository helps officials collaboratively manage, organize and analyze crowdsourced media in the cloud.

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Big data in Raleigh: Opening up and reaching out

The city of Raleigh, N.C., is reaching out to partner municipalities to maximize its big data potential.

Payphones on a New York City street

NYC replacing payphones with Wi-Fi hotspots

Wi-Fi network connection points will be installed in NYC public payphone kiosks, replacing the aging devices. The hotspots will also still include an option for voice services and offer free calling to 911 and 311.

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In Buffalo, big data drives precision 311 'clean sweeps'

Buffalo uses customer service software to create density maps of citizen 311 complaints and orchestrate 'clean sweeps' of two- and three-block areas.

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Big data solutions for city management

IBM announced three cloud-based Smarter Cities management centers, which will help cities use their own data to gain insight into citizen services and improve decision making.

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Chicago readies the next-generation big data network

In July Chicago will mount sensors on light poles, the first stage of a big data collection and analysis system that the city plans to open up to other jurisdictions.

Virtual firing range at Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

Virtual firearms training minimizes cost, and danger

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers is currently testing one of the most advanced, networked virtual firearms training ranges, which officials anticipate should become fully operational later this year.

Open data in government

NASCIO: Open data efforts maturing

A new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers finds that open data initiatives are advancing, enabling state and local governments to create innovative ways of delivering data to individual, business and government consumers.

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Website ads help support Washington state’s DOT

Ads on the Washington state Department of Transportation's website generate $7,000 a month in revenues.