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Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

A recent Brookings Institute report highlights the challenges governments can expect from widespread adoption of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence.

can states take advantage of fedramp

Can states take advantage of FedRAMP?

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is the law of the land for federal agencies looking to the cloud, but could FedRAMP become a broader standard for other governments as well?

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Red light cameras up for debate

While red light camera systems promise a revenue stream and safer intersections, some cities are not so sure.

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Behind the app: Integrating mobile into the enterprise

Not all agencies have the back-end systems integration or maintenance resources to get the most out of customer-facing mobile apps.

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DHS delivers geospatial data as a service for first responders

The Department of Homeland Security pushes remote sensing imagery and GIS data through Terra Pixel to provide information to first responders.

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Cupertino cuts reporting time from two weeks to five minutes

A new financial management and HR system offers highly flexible permissions, near-real-time reporting.

HHS emPower tool shows location of storms and people using electrically dependent medical equipment

HHS launches mapping tool to protect at-risk Medicare patients

The emPOWER Map helps communities and first responders identify and plan for those with electricity-dependent medical equipment who may need assistance in power outages.

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Automated services key to containing mail costs

Clean, validated data and automated processes can help agencies limit their exposure to costs associated with undelivered mail.

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How small towns can access big ticket cloud services

Workforce management technology might be beyond the budgets of smaller municipalities, but a shared services marketplace in Oakland County, Mich., puts it within reach.

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How mobile impacts local government communications

America’s appetite for mobile information has moved the needle on digital local government from ‘because we can’ to ‘because we must.’

IRS, industry to share data to fight tax fraud

IRS, industry to share data to fight tax fraud

The Internal Revenue Services has joined forces with state government and industry groups to strengthen taxpayer authentication and protect identity.

IBM moves coplink to the cloud

Crime fighting data, software move to the cloud

IBM i2 COPLINK on Cloud gives police access to more than a billion law enforcement documents to help them uncover relationships and patterns when investigating crime.

The Turbo Tax approach to city budgeting

The Turbo Tax approach to city budgeting

Hartford, Conn., used Engaged Public’s Balancing Act tool to visualize budget data and let citizens adjust numbers and priorities.

autonomous vehicle research in virginia to ease traffic congestion

Beltway bots: Virginia to test self-driving cars

The vehicles will be tested on more than 70 miles of roadway in Northern Virginia – some of the most congested corridors in the United States.

How to spark citizen-driven innovation

How to spark citizen-driven innovation

A new guidebook by the World Bank and European Network of Living Labs offers an international look at how local governments are tackling digital service development.

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