At a February ski event, Colorado first responders put LTE mobile broadband to the test in a demo of technologies for a future nationwide public safety network.
Public-safety answering points and other 911 service providers need cybersecurity professionals and continuity plans in case of cyber disasters.
The growth of big data, analytics and the challenge of getting data consumers to use new tools is driving proliferation of serious games in government.
CompStat-style programs are responsible for a 5 to 15 percent decrease in crime in cities using the system, according to a recent study by the Brennan Center for Justice.
The Department of Homeland Security's EMERGE! Accelerator program is designed to speed development and validation of wearable technology for first responders.
With the presidential election coming up in 2016, many constituencies are considering how they can use technology to secure and streamline the voting process.
A recent draft report addresses the tech concerns cities might have in implementing police body camera programs.
Detroit joined the ranks of cities replacing parking meters with an electronic parking system where drivers enter their license plate numbers to pay for parking time, not a parking space.
The Elgin, Ill., call center upgrade set the stage for the city to create a workflow and work request system for ‘call before you dig’ requests.
The Seattle Police Department turned to the tech community to automate redaction of body-cam video before posting it on YouTube.
The New York Police Department will use an automated license plate reader database to receive alerts when a stolen vehicle is identified.
A recently released report from Washington state creates an enterprise-level modernization roadmap to tackle the problem of updating legacy IT systems.
San Francisco is acting as anchor to a group of firms mapping real-time building energy usage data as well streaming information from traffic monitors and mobile devices.
The city of Chicago is partnering with the Argonne National Lab to develop a network of large, remote sensing platforms capable of gathering data on traffic congestion, air quality, buildings' energy consumption and the direction of gunshots on city streets.
Restaurant hygiene inspection data on Yelp is helping city health inspectors better target offenders and pushing restaurants to clean up their act.