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View of cell tower from behind barbed wire fence

Managing cellular access means really managing it, sometimes daily

A system to block contraband cell phones in prisons must be continually tuned to ensure that it covers the required footprint but does not step out of bounds.

Parchman

Prisons get a new way to stop inmates from using cell phones

A system from Tecore Networks lets prisons establish their own cellular base stations so they can keep prisoners from using illegal phones while giving legitimate users access.

PSIM

Tech, tactics behind CitiWatch’s large-scale video surveillance system

A video surveillance system that combines thousands of cameras requires more than technology to be effective.

PSIM

Force multiplier: PSIM leverages video surveillance networks in Baltimore

With thousands of cameras providing round-the-clock surveillance of Baltimore, the CitiWatch surveillance program turned to a video analysis platform from VidSys to help make sense of all of the data.

Decision Lens

Analytics, Web services boost Decision Lens software

Latest version of the software used by several large agencies helps managers more easily compare priorities and viewpoints between teams across their organizations.

People fishing in Texas

Data analytics goes hunting and fishing in Texas

Adjusting to a more urban population, the state's Parks and Wildlife Department turns to data analytics to more effectively manage and promote the use of millions of acres of park lands and waterways.

Police in patrol car talk on radio

3 reasons smartphones aren't ready to replace police radios

Combining cellular and other digital communications with traditional police radio networks increases interoperability and extends coverage areas, but there are limits to its uses.

dispatch

Mixing smartphones, radios gives new life to dispatch system

Replacing an end-of-life radio dispatch system with an IP platform linking smartphones with traditional radios extends the reach and the functionality for San Luis Obispo County's first responders.

The GCN Awards presentation

15 IT projects win 2013 GCN Awards

GCN honors projects, ranging from USDA's satellite-based anti-fraud program to the world's biggest public-sector hackathon, for excellence in IT innovation and performance.

National Guard members work on computer networking devices

Wisconsin Guard eliminates data centers, but keeps its services

By using Riverbed storage appliances, the state’s National Guard serves up files from a central command while leaving the WAN free for other tasks.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh launches first-of-its-kind Wi-Fi network for inland waterways

The Wireless Waterways Project reportedly is the first to bring wireless IP communications to inland ports and could spread across the country.

Denver

City uses a 'Google for machine data' to improve water use

Denver Water's IT Division spots trouble before it happens using Splunk's data collection and analysis capabilities.

faucet

Cities of big data: Dubuque creating a model for city water, power programs

The city gets the public on board with programs using smart meters and analytics to improve water and power use.

FlexPod

FlexPod technology expanded to take on big data

Cisco and NetApp introduce converged infrastructure technology designed to help organizations handle data-intensive workloads.

Seattle

Cities of big data: Seattle gets more from less power

With sensors and advanced analytics tied together within a cloud infrastructure, the city is looking to cut downtown power use by 10 to 25 percent.