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Should this be the end for Flash in government?

Should this be the end for Flash in government?

Website use of the Adobe Flash Player dwindles each year due to security breaches, mobile incompatibility and resource drain. Are agencies getting the hint?

SBA helps cities put entrepreneurs on the fast track

SBA helps cities put entrepreneurs on the fast track

The Small Business Administration’s “Startup in a Day” awarded communities with funding to improve online licensing and permitting processes for entrepreneurs.

Indiana invests in all-flash data center

Indiana invests in all-flash data center

The Indiana Office of Technology is building the first state-level all-flash data center in the United States.

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder, Colo., is using Trimble’s eCognition software to help city staff identify healthy or damaged canopy.

Berkeley’s open data portal leverages city’s legacy data

Berkeley’s open data portal leverages city’s legacy data

The city open data website will make city information more accessible for citizens, reduce staff time and make the most of the city’s legacy data.

Revamped NYC Census FactFinder includes map interface, better data

Revamped NYC Census FactFinder includes map interface, better data

New York City upgraded its Census FactFinder, a website that lets users access socioeconomic and demographic information from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Iowa testing digital driver’s licenses

Iowa testing digital driver’s licenses

The state's Department of Transportation is testing mobile driver license software with employees who will assess and validate the solution.

Many state financial agencies struggle to go digital

Many state financial agencies struggle to go digital

It can be tough transitioning to an electronic environment, and many state financial agencies cite a culture that often impedes innovation and collaboration and purchasing rules that make it hard to adapt to technological changes.

North Dakota: Armed police drones and high-altitude, nighttime tests

North Dakota: Armed police drones and high-altitude, nighttime tests

Police in North Dakota can now arm unmanned aerial vehicles with non-lethal weapons, and the FAA expanded testing capabilities for drones in the state.

Iowa installs visual broadband monitoring system

Iowa installs visual broadband monitoring system

The Iowa Communications Network now has a way to visually track real-time network and information system disruptions and cyberattacks.

San Antonio data management Accela

San Antonio jumps on Accela civic management platform

San Antonio will use the Accela Civic Platform to streamline city business processes and increase citizen access to government services.

New York City city record newspaper now online and searchable

NYC gets serious about making public notices searchable

New York City launched City Record Online, a fully searchable database for all public notices, land sales and contract awards.

broadband and health metrics in virginia

FCC maps intersection of broadband and health in Virginia

Besides population and download speeds, the maps show the number of primary care providers per county, online access to health information, obesity prevalence and broadband provider distribution.

5-state data clearinghouse cuts duplicate benefits payments

5-state data clearinghouse cuts duplicate benefits payments

As people apply for assistance, the National Accuracy Clearinghouse flags duplicate identifying information from five states.

Arkansas to put "panic buttons" in every public school

Arkansas to put "panic buttons" in every public school

The state has teamed up with Rave Mobile Safety to give key personnel a mobile app that promises faster response to active shooter situations and other emergencies.