State & Local

 
  • Philadelphia opens contracts datasets

    In a move toward greater data transparency, Philadelphia opens its contracting datasets to public access.

  • Report: CompStat does reduce crime

    Report: CompStat does reduce crime

    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.

  • DHS spurs wearable tech for first responders

    DHS spurs wearable tech for first responders

    The Department of Homeland Security's EMERGE! Accelerator program is designed to speed development and validation of wearable technology for first responders.

  • Seattle opens funding pool to civic tech innovators

    Seattle opens funding pool to civic tech innovators

    Seattle has set up a technology matching fund to provide capital to residents with innovative ideas for improving city services and public access to digital resources.

  • Voting technology: Is it secure yet?

    Voting technology: Is it secure yet?

    With the presidential election coming up in 2016, many constituencies are considering how they can use technology to secure and streamline the voting process.

  • Baltimore drafts guidelines for police body cams

    A recent draft report addresses the tech concerns cities might have in implementing police body camera programs.

  • Detroit adopts pay-by-plate parking tech

    Detroit adopts pay-by-plate parking tech

    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.

  • City streamlines public works requests as part of 311 upgrade

    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.

  • Seattle PD turns to YouTube, hackathon for body cam video dissemination

    Seattle PD turns to hackathon, YouTube for video transparency

    The Seattle Police Department turned to the tech community to automate redaction of body-cam video before posting it on YouTube.

  • NIST funds center to model disaster recovery strategies

    NIST funds center to model disaster recovery strategies

    The Community Resilience Center of Excellence will use an open source platform, databases and virtual models to help local governments with post-disaster decision making.

  • How to keep legacy systems from becoming liabilities

    How to keep legacy systems from becoming liabilities

    A recently released report from Washington state creates an enterprise-level modernization roadmap to tackle the problem of updating legacy IT systems.

  • License plate reader offers nationwide alerts, analytics

    License plate reader offers nationwide alerts, analytics

    The New York Police Department will use an automated license plate reader database to receive alerts when a stolen vehicle is identified.

  • San Francisco focuses IoT platform on energy data streams

    San Francisco focuses IoT platform on energy data streams

    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.

  • Cites tap Yelp to improve health inspection process

    Cities tap Yelp to improve health inspection process

    Restaurant hygiene inspection data on Yelp is helping city health inspectors better target offenders and pushing restaurants to clean up their act.

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