State & Local

 
  • Census launches City SDK for civic hackers

    Census launches City SDK for civic hackers

    The Census Bureau’s new software development kit adds powerful tools for making the most of Census datasets at the municipal level.

  • NIST maps the future of location services in public safety

    The Location-Based Services R&D Roadmap outlines how public safety communications will evolve over the next 20 years.

  • To collect revenue, some states put tax scofflaws in virtual

    To collect revenue, some states put tax scofflaws in virtual 'stocks'

    Publishing the names of tax scofflaws and the amounts they owe on the Internet works spectacularly well, bringing in millions to states eager for the revenue.

  • Can states afford to wait on chip and PIN cards?

    Before state and local agencies rush to accept chip cards, they need to understand what the liability shift really means for them -- and then evaluate the benefit of replacing existing card readers against the related cost.

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    Machine translations: Good enough for government work?

    Governments agencies struggle to make information available to non-English speakers.

  • States turn to tech for tracking marijuana

    As legalization spreads, RFID and online inventory tracking are being deployed to keep cannabis sales regulated.

  • Panasonic debuts lightweight, body cam suite

    Panasonic debuts lightweight, body cam suite

    The solution includes the body-worn camera, the Arbitrator 360° HD in-car digital video recording system and evidence management software.

  • When tornadoes are near, states flash warnings on digital billboards

    When tornadoes are near, states flash warnings on digital billboards

    State and local governments are increasingly turning to private billboard companies to warn citizens about natural disasters and emergencies.

  • Watson, Twitter to help Smarter Cities Challenge winners

    Denver, Detroit, Memphis and Rochester, N.Y., will get technology consulting services as winners of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge.

  • Seeking greater citizen engagement by taking town hall feedback to the cloud

    Boosting engagement by taking town hall feedback to the cloud

    Hanford, Calif., is setting up Accela Civic Voice, a cloud-based solution that could help its 55,000-plus residents become much more engaged.

  • Energy infrastructure critical in disaster response

    Local gov: Energy infrastructure critical in disaster response

    Local governments cite the importance of energy systems planning for disaster response.

  • Open data, analytics key to Police Data Initiative

    Open data, analytics key to Police Data Initiative

    The Police Data Initiative aims to accelerate the development of data transparency and analysis tools to build trust between local police and the communities they serve and improve internal accountability.

  • NY pilots program to teach English via mobile phones

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a program that will give English language learners free access to self-paced audio and text lessons through their mobile phones.

  • Struggling with sluggish VDI? Try graphics acceleration

    Adding graphics acceleration to a Texas town's virtual desktop system gave users performance equal to or better than their existing computers, accessible from almost any location.

Topic Resources

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