Army gets a GRRIP on remote communications

Army gets a GRRIP on remote communications

During the recent Network Integration Evaluation exercise, the Army tested its Global Rapid Response Information Package.

California highway

Smart irrigation saves Caltrans water and money

The California Department of Transportation installed smart irrigation technology to deliver only as much water as it needs to keep the highway’s plants and soil healthy.

PrecisionHawk LATAS drone traffic management system

How to do air traffic control for drones

PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform combines radar, satellites and cell networks, offering a consolidated interface for tracking and monitoring drone activity within the national airspace.

With infrastructure in place, AF readies mobile HR app

With infrastructure in place, AF readies mobile HR app

The Air Force is working on an app to give personnel access to benefits, payment and retirement information.

Cities kick out smartphone app threatening parking ticket revenue

Cities kick out smartphone app that fights parking tickets

Fixed, a popular smartphone app that fights customers’ traffic tickets for them, has been forced to cease its parking ticket services in three California cities.

In Charlotte, 4G public safety infrastructure is designed with room to grow

How Charlotte built a 4G public safety infrastructure with room to grow

Connecting 950 police and fire public safety vehicles, the secure network is intended to provide desktop-like access to mobile officers.

Helping Ohioans understand and embrace organ donation

Helping Ohioans understand and embrace organ donation

The Swipe to Donate Life project used existing systems to build a much better process and reach more would-be organ donors.

Detroit ups its app game

Detroit ups its app game

Detroit has released three apps to improve non-emergency services, make public transit more transparent for riders and connect with police.

Can connected cars and smarter infrastructure make transit safer?

Can connected cars and smarter infrastructure make transit safer?

A new report from the GAO breaks down the benefits and challenges facing vehicle-to-infrastructure technology.

911 butt dials

Butt dials behind surge in 911 calls

San Francisco’s 28 percent increase in 911-call volume seems to be caused largely by accidental calls.

Mesh networks drive law enforcement, public sector applications in motion

Mesh networks drive law enforcement, public-sector apps in motion

Media, Pa., deployed Rajant mesh technologies to power a private mesh network that operates between mobile or “kinetic” nodes and that supports HD video processing at the ends of the network.

Philly 311: Innovation that was worth the wait

Philly 311: Innovation that was worth the wait

A funding crunch put plans for Philadelphia’s 311 non-emergency system on hold for years, but the payoff was better technology and new levels of citizen service.


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