State & Local

 
  • Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

    Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

    City officials hope to cut emergency room visits with a program designed to connect residents in their homes with a doctor, via the emergency medical technicians and firefighters who answer the 911 call.

  • Federal marketplace more adept than states at enrolling customers, study finds

    Federal marketplace more adept than states at enrolling customers, study finds

    Despite its rocky launch, the federal health insurance exchange did better than the exchanges run by individual states at both enrolling new people and hanging onto previous enrollees.

  • Researchers develop food safety inspection database

    Researchers develop food safety inspection database

    Scholars from the University of Maryland and UCLA built a national database for food safety inspection information.

  • 4 tactics cities use for better management

    4 tactics cities use for better management

    A new report released by the IBM Center for The Business of Government highlights methods cities are using for IT better management, engagement and service.

  • Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

    Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

    The New Orleans Fire Department used data analytics to identify households at risk for fires and conduct door-to-door smoke alarm outreach.

  • Law enforcement needs better tech chops

    Report: Law enforcement needs better tech chops

    Rand researchers found that the law enforcement community needs to boost its knowledge of technology and better share information.

  • CIO concerns:  It all depends on where you sit

    CIO concerns: It all depends on where you sit

    New Gartner analysis finds broad similarities at different levels of government, but decidedly different rankings of public-sector CIO's biggest worries.

  • NYC launches portal for city agency reports

    NYC launches portal for city agency reports

    New York City is now making city agency reports available in one consolidated hub.

  • Emergency-response tech headed for broader distribution

    Emergency-response tech headed for broader distribution

    The Next-Generation Incident Command System is a mobile, web-based system designed to speed collaboration and enhance situational awareness.

  • Ebola modeling tech floats flood response app

    Ebola modeling floats flood response app

    Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.

  • Localities make their plays for unmanned systems growth

    A western alliance aims to establish Utah as a hub for commercial use of unmanned aerial systems, while Oregon invests in its UAS test range and a California county lays the foundation for a testing facility for driverless ground vehicles.

  • How to calculate open data

    How to calculate open data's ROI

    Researchers at NYU’s Governance Lab have come up with a formula that could help IT managers compare open data costs and benefits.

  • 25 cities partner for health care innovation

    25 cities partner for health care innovation

    The 2015 Multi-City Innovation Campaign focuses on health and human services challenges where technology interventions intersect, and can directly impact, city or county government services and goals.

  • School bus cameras crack down on ‘fly-by’ drivers

    States use cameras to crack down on school bus scofflaws

    A number of states plan to use cameras to target ‘fly-by’ drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.

Topic Resources

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