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Government keeps autonomous trucking in gear

Government keeps autonomous trucking in gear

In its capacity as both a safety watchdog and a commercial vehicle user, government plays a role in the development of the automated vehicles -- for large fleets and consumer vehicles alike.

firstnet rfp released

FirstNet RFP released

After a year of consultation with industry and public safety officials, FirstNet released the final request for proposals for the nationwide, wireless, interoperable broadband communications network for first responders.

Feds back off on Real ID

Feds back off on Real ID

The federal government is backing off its demand that states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to federal standards or see their residents face greater hassles at airports.

NYC transit gets tech infusion

NYC transit gets tech infusion

The governor’s proposal will add cell and Wi-Fi service to underground train stations, mobile digital fare payments and more.

CTO Megan Smith and Office of Science and Technology Policy Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation Tom Kalil

5 strategies for an innovation nation

Speaking at CES in Las Vegas, CTO Megan Smith outlined the administration’s initiatives for an innovation ecosystem that encourages public, private and academic participation.

boston pilots new website

Boston streamlines its site for mobile

Boston is giving users a glimpse of its redesigned website through pilot.boston.gov.

DOT sweetens Smart City Challenge prize with bus safety tech

DOT sweetens Smart City Challenge prize with bus safety tech

The winner of the Smart City Challenge will also receive Mobileye's Shield+ collision avoidance technology for every bus.

web analytics

State, local governments build on analytics.usa.gov

IT managers in Tennessee, Philadelphia and Boulder, Colo., offer insights for integrating the analytics.usa.gov dashboard into state and local government.

Denver taps Panasonic for smart city plans

Denver taps Panasonic for smart city plans

The city is looking to leverage smart city technologies to support energy sustainability, health care services and community engagement.

DHS to start Real ID Act enforcement at airports

DHS to start Real ID Act enforcement at airports

New urgency for state driver's license systems, as air travelers from non-compliant states may soon need new forms of identification to fly.

Workforce analytics: The innovator’s advantage

Workforce analytics: The innovator’s advantage

Workforce analytics can help agency leaders make the best decisions to improve operations, reduce costs, engage employees and achieve other important objectives.

Government trainers take a page from the NFL playbook

Government trainers take a page from the NFL playbook

A real-time performance intelligence system gives military and law enforcement trainers unprecedented insight into trainee performance.

Datacasting public safety information via PBS signal

Datacasting pilot transmits public safety video via PBS signal

Datacasting transmits encrypted live video and data over existing broadcast television signals to a targeted public safety audience.

Idaho unwraps digital wallet

Idaho unwraps digital wallet

The Idaho Department of Agriculture is first agency to deploy the eGovExpress Digital Wallet that consolidates a user’s payment information into one password-protected online account.

The tech that gives government IT managers heartburn

The tech that gives government IT managers heartburn

IT is part of almost every aspect of government, but that doesn’t mean that agencies embrace it all with open arms.


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