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Los Angeles maximizes the data from its annual homeless count

The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count tracks the county and city populations annually to qualify for federal funding.

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ICE taps into license plate recognition tech

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement will soon have access to a database of license plate records that can also track vehicles in near real time.


The consumer electronics that power public safety

Connected emergency vehicles, mobile apps for responders and the internet of life saving things show the merging of consumer and public safety technology.

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Argonne pushes global adoption of Cyber Fed Model

The web-based platform disseminates alerts through machine-to-machine information sharing.

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Solving congestion with traffic data as a service

Location information from third-party smartphone and navigation applications gives StreeLight Data a near real-time look at around 20 percent of an area's traffic.

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Study: Sentencing software just as bad at predicting recidivism as untrained volunteers

Researchers found that both a specialty algorithm and untrained volunteers were about 65 percent accurate in predicting recidivism.

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AI breaks into the enterprise

The use of artificial intelligence a mainstream business tool grew 60 percent over the last year.

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Oklahoma seeks camera system to verify drivers' insurance

The state is looking for a system that would analyze a photo of a license plate and run it against a database to find out if the vehicle’s owner is insured.

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Finding food poisoning cases via Yelp reviews

The New York City Health Department and Columbia University analyze Yelp comments for keywords indicating foodborne illness in the city.

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DOE puts supercomputers to work on transportation efficiency

The Department of Energy will devote some of its supercomputing resources to two new early-stage research projects focusing on improving energy efficiency in transportation environments.

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Modernizing a benefits program? You need better analytics

Analytics make benefits delivery more efficient by allowing agencies to target services, detect fraud, streamline back-office operations and lower costs.

Esri, Waze partner on crowdsourced traffic data

DOT taps into Waze, GPS data

The federal Department of Transportation announced plans for two pilot programs to integrate its existing datasets with near-real-time data sources to improve highway safety.

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