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Texting keeps case workers in touch with ex-offenders

Texting keeps case workers in touch with ex-offenders

The Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services uses GovDelivery Interactive Texting platform to help caseworkers better communicate with their clients.

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ACLU: LinkNYC kiosks need better privacy policy

The American Civil Liberties Union said users of the Wi-Fi kiosks not only need better protection from hackers who want to steal information but also from law enforcement agencies looking to track a citizen’s online activity.

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DOT to build National Transit Map from local open data

Machine-readable transit data will be harvested by the Department of Transportation to pinpoint gaps in public transportation.

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Average US connection speed buoyed by local efforts

No state hit the Federal Communication Commission’s new 25 Mbps broadband target, but gigabit connection projects are helping lift local connection speed averages.

Calling legacy websites: ProudCity seeks pilot city partners

Calling legacy websites: ProudCity seeks pilot city partners

The website-as-a-service startup is accepting applications from towns that want to transform their legacy sites.

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Colorado looks to flatten cyber learning curve for elected officials

The state’s National Cybersecurity Intelligence Center aims to be the country’s foremost authority on cybersecurity education, research and rapid response.

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Tech tiptoes into the voting process

Election officials in Ohio and Utah will see how technology improves the reporting of results and the caucus voting process.

CrimeReports

Crime-mapping tool gets open data refresh

Motorola’s crime-mapping website CrimeReports now includes Socrata’s open data visualizations.

block chain on the horizon for government

Blockchain on the government horizon

The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to address government trust and security issues.

Hawaii to move IT systems to university data center

Hawaii to move IT systems to university data center

The data center colocation will give the state access to a modern facility for enterprise servers, storage and communications.

How Missouri police deliver on-scene interoperable communications

How Missouri police deliver on-scene interoperable communications

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s command and control vehicle uses a system that allows for TCP/IP communication across P25 networks.

GAO:  D.C. responders need clarity on interoperable communications

GAO: D.C. responders need clarity on cross-agency communications

The Office of National Capital Region Coordination should formally specify how first responders will work together across agency boundaries, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Sidewalk Labs steps up for Smart Cities Challenge

Sidewalk Labs steps up for Smart City Challenge

Sidewalk Labs will contribute an analytics platform that tackles congestion and free Wi-Fi kiosks for neighborhoods in the winning city.

Police video redaction: Where big data meets privacy

Police video redaction: Where big data meets privacy

Freedom of Information requests are spurring technology solutions that redact video of crimes or exchanges between officers and suspects but protect citizen privacy.

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Philly 311 gets a makeover

Philly 311, Philadelphia’s mobile app for access to government information and non-emergency services, has been evolving to be easier to use and more responsive to unexpected events.


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