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  • Philadelphia taps Big Ideas for small IT contracting

    Philly taps Big Ideas for small IT contracting

    The city of Philadelphia has multiplied the number of small vendors responding to its RFPs by setting up a customized open source cloud portal designed for startup firms.

  • Indiana data hub

    Indiana data hub powers efficiency, data-driven solutions

    The state of Indiana is developing a data hub to improve data efficiency across government, track the state's progress against key performance indicators and develop policy solutions.

  • cloud-based ITSM support tool

    Washington state deploys cloud-based ITSM support tool

    To help consolidate five departments into one, the Department of Enterprise Services chose an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool that supported a standardized IT support workflow.

  • Agencies prep for arctic emergencies

    Agencies prep for arctic oil spills

    In the Arctic Shield 2014 exercise, researchers will test technologies for oil-spill remediation, emergency response, satellite communications and mapping and visualization.

  • E-procurement tools automate purchasing cycle

    E-procurement tools automate purchasing cycle

    BidSync has added two new products to its e-procurement suite, creating a cloud-based solution that automates every phase of the purchasing cycle.

  • With fax in the cloud, Charles County streamlines workflow

    With fax in the cloud, Charles County streamlines workflow

    Charles County found a way to leverage its VoIP network to update and secure its faxing services, while drastically reducing costs.

  • USGS mapping efforts in Alaska

    USGS chips away at high-res 3D map of the United States

    A set of technical maps with elevation data of the entire United States would generate public safety cost savings and spawn decision support tools for flood management, agriculture and vehicle navigation, backers say.

  • Futuristic cityscape

    NIST kicks off round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge

    The Global City Teams Challenge is a contest to develop advanced networking technologies to address critical community interests, including air quality, traffic management and emergency services coordination.

  • NNSA tests cloud-based radiation data collection network

    NNSA tests cloud-based radiation data collection network

    The National Nuclear Security Administration recently tested the RadResponder network, which provides data collection and sharing tools for federal, state, local, tribal and territorial organizations responding to radiological emergencies.

  • Massachusetts readies IP-based, interoperable 911 system

    General Dynamics will set up an IP-based system that prepares Massachusetts to add new technologies, including smart phones, texting, video and web services, to its first-response arsenal.

  • Baltimore dives into smart water metering

    Baltimore dives into smart water metering

    Baltimore is one of the latest cities to install automated meters to collect precise data on utility usage in an effort to provide more accurate billing, increase efficiency and reduce waste.

  • Maryland moves HR to the cloud

    The state of Maryland will replace and consolidate its legacy, on-premise human resources software with a unified system from Workday.

  • Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard

    Disaster dashboard taps local open data

    The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard enables citizens, businesses and governments to share resources, request assistance and better understand the potential and timeline for recovery.

  • Cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration take the travel out of meetings

    Cloud-based collaboration takes the travel out of meetings

    Ease of use is the deciding factor for choosing a videoconferencing and collaboration tool for Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development.

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