State & Local

  • traffic stop

    Austin Police move in-car video into the 21st century

    The Austin Police Department replaced its aging VHS video recording system with a faster, greener, more cost-effective digital system to document police activity on the streets.

  • California State Assembly

    Wiki to crowdsource changes to Calif. probate code

    Citizens can draft, edit and view the bill's history via a wiki set up by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto.

  • traffic

    Really? Cones for a traffic study?

    These days, analysts conduct traffic studies without getting in the way of drivers by using microsimulation software.

  • metro

    Cloud-based analytics keeps Montreal's buses full and ridership growing

    A combination of cloud computing and business analytics has helped the city of Montreal track the habits of individual public transit riders — and reward their loyalty.

  • accelerate

    Infor accelerates government systems deployment

    Infor Implementation Accelerators deliver templates via Web platforms and desktop customization for common government processes.

  • police officer

    App gives police access to oft-used info, unclogging 911 dispatch centers

    Badge Buddy cuts down on officers' reliance on dispatchers for relaying of noncritical information, saving time, improving efficiency.

  • Texas opts for General Dynamics CloudBroker services

    General Dynamics' CloudBroker portal helps customers procure and manage cloud infrastructure and services.

  • RTM

    Rutgers' RTM Dx makes crime prediction affordable

    RTM Dx is a free tool developed by researchers at Rutgers University's School of Criminal Justice to help police predict where crimes are going to occur.

  • social DC

    DC transforms social media site with citizen-service analytics

    The D.C. government used analytics to transform a social media project from a one-way public relations effort into a community-based platform for listening to residents and collaborating on public-service improvements.

  • Online tax lien auction

    New Jersey town takes the taxing out of tax collection

    Red Bank now conducts its tax lien auctions online, speeding payments and improving efficiency.

  • hacking

    ISO: Open-source tools to liberate data from PDFs

    In an effort to expand open-source PDF conversion options, the Sunlight Foundation is holding the PDF Liberation Hackathon, dedicated to improving open-source tools for PDF extraction.

  • Karen Jackson named Va. secretary of technology

    Virginia's Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe announced last week that he had chosen Karen Jackson to serve as secretary of technology.

  • subway

    Glitches slow Chicago transit e-fare system

    The roll-out of Chicago's new electronic open-fare public transit payment system has been stymied by authentication and accounting errors.

  • big data tools

    Next big things in big data: Visualization, knowledge clouds, fast clusters

    The open-source cluster computing tool called Spark speeds programming and can run up to 100 times faster than Hadoop Map Reduce.

FireEye Whitepapers

Topic Resources

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