State Local


E-filing of tax returns

New tools for combating income tax refund fraud

Agencies can combat income tax refund fraud with authentication tools that fit into existing evaluation processes.

smart screens in New York

Bringing interactive civic information to the street

A public-private partnership in New York is bringing interactive smart screens to the streets to support open data, citizen engagement and a vibrant digital community.

Apartment fire

Is the public safety community ready for new 911 location rules?

The FCC is proposing location requirements for the first time on cellular 911 calls made indoors, but even if carriers deliver, the data Public Safety Answering Points will need upgrades to use it.

Idaho OntheGo mobile credit card payments

Idaho takes credit card payments on Android devices

Idaho OnTheGo allows state, county and city employees anywhere in the state to take credit and debit card payments on Android devices, even where there is no cell or Wi-Fi service.

Search function on Maine state website

DigitalGov Search delivers real-time analytics, better results

The newly launched open source search stack lets GSA’s DigitalGov Search perform real-time analytics and create dashboards to monitor Web search trends.

Cattle rancher with tablet computer

DHS expands animal disease surveillance project

Phase II of the Enhanced Passive Surveillance project will expand the types of animals tracked and increase the user base.

emergency room patient

Kentucky uses health network to divert 'frequent fliers' from ERs

The state launched an initiative to provide coordinated care for "super-utilizers," patients who overuse emergency departments and hospital inpatient services.

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Firm offers Web-based HR modules for government

Web developer CivicPlus introduces a suite of Web development modules designed to handle job applicant tracking, employee onboarding and human resources for local governments.

Data sharing lets states collaborate on toll collecting

Transportation agencies in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have developed technology and policies to enforce toll collections across state lines.

Use of tablets saves printing

Fresno goes mobile to save time, money -- and trees

With Novell's ZENworks the city created a platform-neutral backend that would support any type of mobile device with security policies, asset tracking and emergency wiping –- keeping all data inhouse.

Austin skyline with data map background

Collaboration and crowdsourcing, Austin-style: A talk with CIO Stephen Elkins

Austin chief information officer Stephen Elkins talks about the city's plan to build a framework for bringing together regional IT leaders and fostering community engagement.

People viewing MI Bridges portal

State pilots test ID management for online services

Michigan and Pennsylvania are testing identity proofing and enabling federated use of secure credentials for online access to government services.

Police officer in the field checking her laptop

Public safety workers to get GIS tools and training

Esri and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation have joined forces to offer a virtual, cloud-based center to provide tools, resources and training for public safety agencies.

Computer screen showing XML

Plug-ins ease the move to XML

Connecticut needed a way to keep its online regulatory code up to date and found a way to move it from Word to XML files.

GCN Awards

GCN Awards nominations open

The annual GCN Awards honor public sector IT teams whose technical ingenuity, resourcefulness in the use of IT and tactics in managing projects have had an extraordinary effect on the ability of agencies to carry out their mission. Nominate your team's project today!