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Virginia invests in drone research and education, cites jobs potential

Virginia invests in drone research and education, cites jobs potential

Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced nearly $1 million in National Science Foundation funding to create a 'workforce pipeline' straight into the drone economy for both vehicle operators and industry researchers.

child welfare analytics

Saving children, one algorithm at a time

Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback software analyzes child welfare data and flags high-risk cases so that they can be more thoroughly reviewed by front-line staff.

Code for America grows up

Code for America grows up

Focusing on governance, knowledge sharing and sustainability, Code for America will concentrate on three core areas for civic innovation: healthy communities, economic development, and safety and justice.

Tracking cancer in real time

Tracking cancer in real time

California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease.

NTIA seeks comments on FirstNet opt out guidance

NTIA seeks comments on FirstNet opt out guidance

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is asking for input on guidelines for states building and funding their own networks.

Faster and more accurate flood prediction

Faster and more accurate flood prediction

StormSense, a new flood forecasting project, will give emergency managers in coastal towns flood predictions so accurate that residents can be notified if they need to move their car one street over.

USDA funds 81 distance learning and telemedicine projects

USDA funds 81 distance learning and telemedicine projects

To help connect rural communities with medical specialists and educational programs in other parts of the country, the Department of Agriculture is awarding $23.4 million in grants to fund distance learning and telemedicine projects in 32 states.

Arizona agency testing Facebook at Work

Arizona agency testing Facebook at Work

Arizona Department of Administration will soon start using Facebook at Work as its main platform for internal communications.

Options for FirstNet opt-outs

Options for FirstNet opt-outs

An interoperability compliance matrix will document the technical standards, key data elements and network policies that will ensure state systems can work with the nationwide public safety broadband network.

4 cities to host wireless research platforms

4 cities to host wireless research platforms

The new Advanced Wireless Research Initiative will deploy and use four city-scale testing platforms to study the next generation of wireless technologies.

Dashboards give Iowa broadband metrics at a glance

The Iowa Communications Network implemented real-time analytic dashboards to better monitor and respond to key performance indicators.

Direct or disable: Two states take on drone growth

Direct or disable: Two states take on drone growth

Kansas appoints its first Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Utah proposes legislation to ‘neutralize’ drones over wildfires by jamming their signals or shooting them down.

Secrets of open data success

Secrets of open data success

Although many cities have made progress with open data portals and digitizing archives, a few consistently lead the pack.

Better 911 systems through standard data

Better 911 systems through standardized data

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking for a nationally uniform 911 data system.

Sharing hospital data to lower costs and improve care

Sharing hospital data to lower costs and improve care

Five Iowa health care systems are using the Statewide Alert Notification system that provides real-time, secure notifications to Medicaid care teams regarding emergency room visits, admissions and discharges of their members.


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