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Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Based on the theory that shooters are themselves more likely to be shot, Chicago built an algorithm that identifies those it considers most responsible for gun violence in the city.

Nevada DMV preps for full systems overhaul

Nevada DMV preps for full systems overhaul

The $70M modernization project will move applications from a mainframe to an Oracle stack, streamline customer service and drive more transactions online.

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Maine is integrating behavioral health data into HealthInfoNet’s patient records to improve care.

Mapping green spaces’ effect on heat islands, flash flooding

Mapping green spaces’ effect on heat islands, flash flooding

Using an Environmental Protection Agency tool that brings together environmental and demographic data, a non-profit shows where insufficient tree canopies overlap with the most vulnerable urban populations.

Tied up and held for ransom

Tied up and held for ransom

Government agencies, particularly state and local ones, are under attack by hackers who are using a combination of malware, phishing and social engineering to wring money from their public-sector victims.

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New team to lead San Francisco’s digital innovation

The city is hiring for a newly created chief digital services officer position that will oversee a team to digitize city services.

California prequalifies vendor pool for Child Welfare System overhaul

California prequalifies vendor pool for Child Welfare System overhaul

The California Department of Technology prequalified 11 agile vendors to work on the new California Child Welfare System.

Cities, states plod toward

Cities, states plod toward 'Next Generation 911'

States and cities must exchange their traditional emergency phone systems for Internet Protocol networks, which can send digital voice, photo and video information over the internet.

Cities get business trends insights from online permitting apps

Cities get business trends insights from online permitting apps

Open Counter’s tools are set up to guide license seekers through the complexities of opening a business, but they are also generating data that is giving cities insights into their local economies.

California seeks medical marijuana regulation support

California seeks medical marijuana regulation support

Systems will support tracking products and issuing licenses to the medical cannabis industry.

Tennessee finds most residents can access broadband, but don’t use it

Tennessee finds most residents can access broadband, but don’t use it

A state-commissioned survey in Tennessee finds that the vast majority of residents have access to broadband but choose to use cheaper internet services instead.

Radiological data, real time

Radiological data, real time

RadResponder is a cloud-based radiation data collection system that gives first responders standardized services for managing radiation data.

Washington overhauls job matching site

Washington overhauls job-matching site

Artificial intelligence and semantic technology from Monster Government Solutions help automate parts of the decision-making process.

Tool would put Pittsburgh’s permits on the map

Tool would put Pittsburgh’s permits on the map

Working with Buildingeye, the city plans to create an interactive map showing the locations and details of recent permits, violations and inspections.

Link rot: What happens when the internet isn’t forever

Link rot: What happens when the internet isn’t forever

Disappearing links and deleted videos plague the legal system from cop to court and everywhere in between.