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tracking food poisoning with social media

Tracking tweets helped Las Vegas prevent food poisoning

The nEmesis app improves health inspection outcomes by connecting tweets related to food poisoning to likely hot spots.

FirstNet on track for November award

FirstNet on track for November award

Although FirstNet extended the deadline for final proposals for the nationwide wireless broadband public safety network by two weeks, officials say there won’t be any further delays of the final May 13 deadline.

DOT smart city challenge finalists

7 cities make the cut for Smart City Challenge

The Department of Transportation announced finalists for its Smart City Challenge from the nearly 80 submissions it received.

smart cities readiness guide

Mapping a path to the smart city

The Smart Cities Council’s Readiness Guide helps city planners make educated choices about the technologies they can use to transform their towns.

Alaska’s faces rough terrain with marijuana regulation

Alaska faces rough terrain with marijuana regulation

A small population scattered over vast areas, often without Internet access, makes effective systems especially tricky.

State marijuana regulation: Is there a standard for the systems?

State marijuana regulation: Is there a standard for the systems?

A more open monitoring system would give both the Justice Department and the states documentation on what’s working and what’s not.

Oregon wants to make online marijuana regulation a chill experience

Oregon wants to make online marijuana regulation a chill experience

The state is trying to create an online marijuana license and registration system that is a little more IRS and a little less SWAT team.

Measuring Massachusetts

Measuring Massachusetts' big data ecosystem

The Massachusetts Big Data project charts the growth of big data activity in the state.

The opportunity project

White House launches open data Opportunity Project

The package of open data and digital tools will help developers build apps that tackle inequities and strengthen communities.

Internet exchange

Montgomery MIX: Alabama bets on high-speed exchange

With partners in state and local government, the military, universities and businesses, the Montgomery Internet Exchange is poised to expand cybersecurity research, spur economic growth and deliver content faster for businesses and consumers.

Location, location, location: 3 keys to government service delivery

Location, location, location: 3 keys to government service delivery

With geospatial information, agencies can put resources where they’re needed, increasing transparency, efficiency and productivity.

Decision mapping: GIS steps up

Decision mapping: GIS steps up

When geographic information systems are integrated into an agency’s overall strategy, leaders can leverage location data to better inform decisions.

Can LTE-U disrupt local government Wi-Fi?

Can LTE-U disrupt local government Wi-Fi?

A recent report explores how adding LTE-U to a limited band spectrum can disrupt Wi-Fi services used by local governments.

Virtual Alabama: 10 years of lessons learned

Virtual Alabama: 10 years of lessons learned

Staying flexible and pushing the limits of software has nurtured the growth of the public-safety GIS portal to 36,000 users across the state.

California opens Innovation Lab

California opens Innovation Lab

An open source, CalCloud-hosted “tech habitat” for development, the Innovation Lab helps agencies build, test and deploy open source projects in the state’s data center.


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