State & Local

 
  • Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

    Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

    A partnership between Microsoft and VIEVU, a manufacturer of police body cameras, will let officers transfer their videos to Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Azure Government Cloud.

  • city enlists citizens in online crime fighting

    City enlists citizens in online crime fighting

    With the Coplogic online crime-reporting portal, Chico, Calif., police save staff time and improve report accuracy.

  • Early warning systems for police

    Early warning systems fail to flag problem police

    A recent review of Los Angeles Police Department’s early warning system found it had limited predictive capabilities.

  • Texas takes on its legacy infrastructure

    Texas legacy detox: 6 ways to clean up aging IT

    A recent report from the Texas Department of Information Resources offers tactics to reduce the state’s dependence on its legacy systems.

  • Coalition supports e-citation tech for safety, service and savings

    Coalition supports e-citation tech for safety, service and savings

    A new industry group is calling for greater use of electronic citation systems in an effort to reduce time officers spend writing tickets, improving safety and removing paper-based inefficiencies.

  • USDA hones tools to track SNAP fraud

    Is food stamp fraud declining? USDA hones tools to find out.

    The USDA is working to improve tools and tactics for anti-fraud detection, despite reports that error rates are dropping fast.

  • NYPD gets 41,000 tablets, handhelds for officers

    NYPD gets 41,000 tablets, handhelds for officers

    The $160 million initiative will upgrade the NYPD’s mobile platform, allowing the department to outfit up to 6,000 police cars with rugged tablets and provide 35,000 handheld devices for police officers.

  • NYPA New York Energy Manager control center

    Energy hub to improve efficiency in NY public buildings

    The New York Energy Manager will provide real-time energy use and trending data for 3,000 state government buildings.

  • RoadRunner traffic routing system

    Traffic cure? RoadRunner automates routing

    Researchers at MIT have demonstrated a simple system that uses virtual tokens tracked over wireless networks to detect traffic congestion and reroute traffic.

  • Piqua Fast Fiber Optic SCADA

    How a city’s SCADA upgrade turned bandwidth into revenue

    The city of Piqua, Ohio, took advantage of the need to replace an aging SCADA network by building enough bandwidth to serve city needs, with some left over to sell.

  • 8 apps for safer city intersections

    8 apps for safer city intersections

    Winning apps in New York City’s Connected Intersections Challenge used wearable devices and smartphone sensors in effort to drive down traffic fatalities and injuries.

  • iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

    iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

    iRobot announced a multi-robot tablet controller and the uPoint Robot Radio networking solution for first responders and defense forces.

  • New World unveils public safety software upgrade

    New World upgrades public safety software

    New World announced Aegis 11.2, a suite of emergency response software that will reflect greater integration with Esri’s GIS enterprise server technology.

  • Pennsylvania app accesses campaign finances

    Pennsylvania app accesses campaign finance data

    In a political season, Pennsylvania makes available financial information filed by candidates for state office to the public via mobile apps.