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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.

Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

High-priced computerized machines have been falling out of favor with cash-strapped local governments, which also worry the machines could be hacked and lead to voter fraud.

A local fire department ups its GIS game

A local fire department ups its GIS game

In Virginia, the Henrico County Fire Department has partnered with Esri to go beyond basic GIS dispatching and provide real situational awareness when emergency calls come in.

18F to offer consulting to state and local government

18F offers a leg up to state and local government

A new State and Local Government Practice at the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services group will broaden the group’s impact in building, buying and sharing efficient and easy-to-use digital services.

Indiana moves file sharing system to hybrid cloud

Indiana moves file sharing system to hybrid cloud

The Indiana Office of Technology is using Syncplicity, an enterprise file sharing system, to facilitate collaboration and cut down on shadow IT.

Telepresence keeps two cities’ firefighters connected, trained

Telepresence keeps two cities’ firefighters connected, trained

Fire departments can join together for ad hoc meetings, training or disaster planning both in the station house and in the field.

CompStat turns 21 -- and opens up to the public

CompStat turns 21 -- and opens to the public

CompStat 2.0 promises greater transparency for ordinary citizens and improved access for police on the street.

Big data analysis gives Boston a better energy modeling strategy

Big data analysis gives Boston a better energy modeling strategy

Working with both MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab and the Lincoln Laboratory, Boston may be able to significantly cut costs and boost its energy resilience.

PCAST city web

City Web: A tech platform for smarter cities

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has called for the creation of a City Web – a collaborative platform to speed innovation.

open government data

New Jersey takes on open data challenges

A new report from the Public Technology Institute examines challenges and opportunities presented by open data.

states are battling bogus requests for refunds

It’s tax season, and states are battling bogus requests for refunds

States are working to try to stop online filing fraud by verifying the identity of the filers, strengthening password protocols and sharing information on filings that use stolen identities.

California, MapLight team up for new campaign-finance search tool

California, MapLight team up for new campaign-finance search tool

The Secretary of State's office and the non-profit research firm announced a campaign-finance search tool that provides easy insight into state-level independent expenditures.

Local police wrestle with success of license plate camera system

Local police wrestle with success of license plate camera system

The police in Freeport, N.Y., started the program to spot stolen vehicles -- but now find it capturing much, much more.


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