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open data for state and local government

Open data tapped for economic development, law enforcement

State and local governments are finding different ways to leverage their open data.

Panel discussion on police data initiative

One year later: The Police Data Initiative celebrates growth

Participation in the Police Data Initiative has grown to 53 jurisdictions, which have released over 90 datasets of information to the public.

Kansas city

What is a smart city?

Although there is no clear definition of a smart city, the goal is to collect immediate data on everything from traffic patterns to home water use, analyze it and use that information to make the city work better.

New apps help taxpayers report waste, fraud and abuse

New apps help taxpayers report waste, fraud and abuse

Investments in smartphone-based fraud reporting apps are paying off because tipsters can submit photos and videos in support of their claims, making them easier for officials to investigate.

emergency communications center dispatch

How Orange County Fire Authority speeds dispatch operations

KVM technology streamlined operators’ work environment by allowing them to control multiple, remote computers.

traffic jam

National traffic data collection proposed

The Federal Highway Administration wants states to report transportation metrics on travel times, congestion and emissions.

As driverless cars hit the streets, states weigh new rules

As driverless cars hit the streets, states weigh new rules

In the absence of state and federal guidelines on testing and developing the vehicles, some cities are welcoming the cars.

Consolidated platform speeds criminal justice

Consolidated platform speeds criminal justice

Pegasystems’ Pega 7 platform is helping the New Jersey Courts quickly move information through the pretrial judicial process.

electronic benefits for WIC purchases

What to look for in digital benefits providers

As states move to electronic benefits transfer systems, they should look for experienced partners that can help them provide a secure, customer-focused system before the 2020 federal mandate deadline.

textalyzer for field analysis of texting while driving

‘Textalyzer’ may give police evidence of distracted driving

A bill in New York calls for a device that can field-test electronic devices after an accident for proof of their unlawful use while driving.

San Jose

San José partners with Facebook for high-speed outdoor Wi-Fi

San José, Calif., will be working with Facebook’s Connectivity Lab to pilot its Terragraph system, a 60-gigahertz wireless system for high-density areas.

governments get failing grades in cybersecurity

Government still failing to protect IT systems

A new report finds that government agencies at all levels ranked dead last in cybersecurity against major private industries.

Kennedy School pilots network for chief data officers

Kennedy School pilots network for chief data officers

The Civic Analytics Network will apply visualization and predictive analytics to address local economic and social problems.

Political gridlock blocks Missouri database for fighting drug abuse

Political gridlock blocks Missouri database for fighting drug abuse

Missouri is the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program, a statewide database tracking narcotics prescriptions that doctors and pharmacists can check to catch signs of drug abuse.

LA

LA maps its trash troubles

The Los Angeles CleanStat program will help target additional resources to communities with the greatest need.


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