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Picking the right portal to make open data accessible

Picking the right portal to make open data accessible

Some of the most commonly used platforms offer support for large datasets, visualization and search, easing agencies' transition to open data.

Cities show how to make open data usable

The Citygram app, which turns structured data into citizen-friendly local updates, can be a model for federal agencies’ open-data efforts.

VC offers to fund open data for California counties

VC offers to fund open data for California counties

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper is donating up to $500,000 to provide every California county with a year-long subscription to OpenGov, a cloud-based financial analysis and transparency platform.

Cook County locks down offender management

Cook County locks down offender management

The Offender360 jail management system gives the Illinois county security, stability and the data officials need to make better decisions.

Indiana: A showcase for the integration of visualization, mobility and analytics

Indiana: A showcase for the integration of visualization, mobility and analytics

By harnessing newly available data, mobile tools, cloud technology and personalized responses, Indiana has made significant improvements in the effective delivery of government services.

DHS expands access to virtual cybersecurity training

DHS expands access to virtual cybersecurity training

The Department of Homeland Security expands its FedVTE program, giving state, local, tribal and territorial government employees free access to cybersecurity training.

agencies test multimedia gateway for interoperable communications

Agencies test Multimedia Gateway for interoperable comm

The Multimedia Gateway is being tested as a quick fix for communications across government and first responder networks.

Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

A recent Brookings Institute report highlights the challenges governments can expect from widespread adoption of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence.

can states take advantage of fedramp

Can states take advantage of FedRAMP?

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is the law of the land for federal agencies looking to the cloud, but could FedRAMP become a broader standard for other governments as well?

red light camera

Red light cameras up for debate

While red light camera systems promise a revenue stream and safer intersections, some cities are not so sure.

how mobile apps affect the enterprise

Behind the app: Integrating mobile into the enterprise

Not all agencies have the back-end systems integration or maintenance resources to get the most out of customer-facing mobile apps.

tornado damage in Joplin Missouri

DHS delivers geospatial data as a service for first responders

The Department of Homeland Security pushes remote sensing imagery and GIS data through Terra Pixel to provide information to first responders.

cupertino upgrades enterprise resource planning system

Cupertino cuts reporting time from two weeks to five minutes

A new financial management and HR system offers highly flexible permissions, near-real-time reporting.

HHS emPower tool shows location of storms and people using electrically dependent medical equipment

HHS launches mapping tool to protect at-risk Medicare patients

The emPOWER Map helps communities and first responders identify and plan for those with electricity-dependent medical equipment who may need assistance in power outages.

returned mail costly to government

Automated services key to containing mail costs

Clean, validated data and automated processes can help agencies limit their exposure to costs associated with undelivered mail.