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States to pilot sharing corrections data

The Cross Boundary Corrections Information Exchange Policy Academy will help states improve their ability to share data in support of corrections reform, offender reentry and public safety.

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Esri equips cities with climate change tools, analytics

The geospatial mapping software supplier launches a multifaceted program to support the White House’s Climate Data Initiative.

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Aviat Networks winds up public-safety interoperability tests

Microwave networking provider Aviat Networks finishes testing the interoperability of its LTE networks in public-safety and first responder environments.

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N.C. eyes cloud for linking statewide property data systems

North Carolina is testing cloud-based tools to integrate its property data silos for a range of uses, including taxation, emergency management and environmental protection.

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Wearable camera for police gets video up close and personal

Lightweight wearable cameras gather high-quality video for police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and a secure database on the back end provides evidence-grade management.

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Maryland Transit opts for video surveillance system

The MTA plans to install an advanced video surveillance program that is expected to improve security and cut costs.

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Cities to test IP-only telephony

AT&T is a rolling out broadband fiber and wireless 4G networks in two cities following a decision by the FCC to run trials of IP-based phone networks.

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How to wring more performance out of data centers

Data center managers are coaxing more performance from their systems with workarounds that will eventually be defined in software that makes better uses of storage media.

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Forever accessible archives? Michigan moves its records to the cloud.

Michigan archivists chose Preservica, a Web-based workflow-based application that ingests and curates content of all types and stores it in the Amazon cloud.

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Maine launches tool to identify and combat corporate fraud

Maine business owners and registered agents have a new tool that will notify them automatically of any filing completed against their businesses.

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Open data front and center in Chicago

Chicago recently released its first open data report, providing a progress report on current and new initiatives for 2014.

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Free situational awareness app gaining traction among California firefighters

The Next-Generation Incident Command System is being used by emergency management agencies in California for planning, response and recovery for risky and hazardous events – many of them wildfires.

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Saving time and money with remote IT support

The Port of San Diego's IT support staff has largely eliminated the need to lay hands on troubled computers through the use of virtual network computing.

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How MassHealth cut Medicaid fraud with predictive analytics

Predictive analytics system based on NetReveal fraud detection protects MassHealth from fraud and unnecessary expenditures.

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Get out of jail or do more time? Risk tools help judges decide.

Former New Jersey attorney general leads an effort to develop risk-assessment tool to help judges make data-driven sentencing decisions.