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Military surplus transfer expands amid security concerns

The Trump administration has lifted restrictions on the transfer of military hardware to law enforcement agencies amid watchdogs' call for tighter security.

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Boston dashboard tracks strategic goals

The dashboard allows residents to track the progress of the city’s Imagine Boston 2030 initiative.

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NYPD ditches Windows phones

The New York Police Department will be replacing its 36,000 Windows phones with iPhones.

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Virginia maps opioid response

Color-coded heat maps show gaps in addiction treatment coverage so decision-makers can recruit more providers and push community outreach.

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Unwanted drones, cellular outages complicate Harvey response

Challenges from unauthorized drones in the air over the hurricane disaster zone and telecommunications outages are complicating response efforts as Harvey churns through Texas.

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GIS, mobile-alert tech shine during eclipse

Increased exposure to GIS and alerting apps from government and citizens alike during the eclipse may help broaden use of the technology.

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Communities forming around blockchain for government

The Government Blockchain Association and DC Blockchain Center are bringing public- and private-sector officials together to leverage the technology in the government space.

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NY's facial recognition program continues to nab fraudsters

To date, the technology has flagged more than 21,000 cases of possible identity fraud.

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Smarter camera systems for better surveillance

Software that builds video analysis intelligence into cameras will provide earlier alerts to public safety managers.

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Mining emergency calls to improve responses

Powered by IBM's Watson, APCO IntelliComm will analyze emergency calls and give public-safety directors feedback for modifying training or response materials.

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LENSAlert touches residents where they live (literally)

The emergency alert service in Louisville, Ky., sends notifications to smart devices via If This Then That applets.

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Oregon DMV overhaul drives Real-ID compliance

In tandem with its work toward complying with the Real ID Act, Oregon is modernizing computer systems at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Chicago automates registration of Airbnb hosts

The system compares rental listings from Airbnb with city databases to identify properties ineligible for short-term rentals.

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Verizon proposes FirstNet alternative

Pulled from the company's commercial 4G LTE network, the public safety offering would include preemption services and access to Band 14 spectrum.

Los Angeles is launching Cyber Lab

LA launches Cyber Lab to share threat data

The public-private partnership will disseminate threat intelligence generated by the Los Angeles Integrated Security Operations Center.