State Local


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XML, workflow tools ease the burden of managing regulations

Connecticut's e-Regulation project uses XML authoring and workflow management to bring the regulatory process into the 21st century.

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San Antonio goes to the cloud to speed up housing payments

The city's housing authority adopted Adobe EchoSign, a software-as-a-service e-signing application that cut the time to process housing assistance contracts by 98 percent.

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Mecklenburg County extends employees' mobility, security

The North Carolina county combined Office 365, Microsoft Surface Pro tablets and Windows Azure to increase mobility and security – and save money.

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Interoperability lab to test next-gen 911 services

Mobile technology provider TeleCommunications Systems Inc. will open an interoperability lab to help call handling services vendors test interfaces to next-generation 911 systems.

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4 U.S. locales win smart city consulting

Winning cities get IBM expertise, consulting and recommendations to use to solve municipal problems through technology.

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Boston posts guide for civic engagement tools

Boston's Office of New Urban Mechanics together with researchers with Emerson College's Engagement Game Lab recently released a "lessons learned" booklet for developing and deploying innovative tools for engaging citizens.

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Keep Austin wired: How the city powers its bandwidth blowout

As a showcase for Austin’s innovation-based economy, the South by Southwest festival and its public and private technology partners support a vision of the future unhampered by bandwidth limits of the past.

Motorola Real Time Crime Center Starter Kit

Crime center kit boosts predictive policing capabilities

The Real-Time Crime Center Starter Kit from Motorola integrates systems so that municipal police departments can improve their effectiveness.

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RFID tags curb street repair time

Dayton, Ohio, embedded radio frequency identification tags in street cuts, reducing time spent on street inspection and repair.

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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.