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Seattle tests Wi-Fi via 'TV white space'

Pilot program offers high-speed access to thousands, and could be extended to other city neighborhoods.

Data transfer in the cloud

What you can learn from CalCloud

A NASCIO report digs into the lessons learned during California's big cloud infrastructure project.

Ohio checkbook

Ohio moves for unprecedented financial transparency

Officials want to extend the OhioCheckbook.com initiative to every city, town, school district and local governing entity in the state.

Data-driven government

Salary shortfalls and scary skill gaps

A new NASCIO study details state governments' struggles to recruit and retain IT talent.

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.