The Risk Based Inspection System mines data from city agencies to help firefighters prioritize inspections.
A team at the West Point Military Academy has released details of a software program that is helping local police improve intelligence on street gangs through new techniques for analyzing crime-based social networks.
The Kansas City Public Library is developing a high-speed Software Lending Library that will allow patrons to use software over the Internet, part of a National Science Foundation-funded project for exploring uses of the gigabit Internet.
The FirstNet board has issued RFIs on industry's ability to provide the technologies required
for advanced public-safety grade network services and infrastructure.
The agency is selecting sites for UAV tests that could eventually open up the airways, but for now there are two paths to getting authorization for unmanned flights.
Sense-and-avoid technologies are close to ensuring safe UAV flights on a large scale. It's mostly a matter of time, standards and FAA rules.
CityNext will help cities choose a combination of cloud technology, mobile devices, data analytics, and social networks to tackle the challenges of urbanization.
A Michigan county is using WebMapSolutions to build a mobile app that provides faster, more complete damage assessments.
Sensitive keys included in freely available firmware opened the Emergency Alert System to attack, and researchers say the incident could be just the tip of the iceberg.
A Rochester Institute of Technology team comes up with a GIS-based game involving toxic materials that can be adapted to other scenarios.
The 110 FirstLook from iRobot can be tossed through a window or over a wall, then explore its surroundings while sending back images.
Major wireless carriers already have committed to delivering text messages to 911 by May 2014, and the FCC is considering rules to expand the requirement to all carriers and third-party providers.
From Texas to the State Department to USPS, agencies are finding big and small ways to apply agile methodologies.
As text-to-911 service begins appear around the country, the FCC, public safety agencies and carriers warn that it is a complement to and not a substitute for voice calls in an emergency.
Durham, N.C., is one a handful of jurisdictions that have moved 911 call centers to the cloud, preparing to implement a full range of IP-based services as they become available.