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Big data analysis gives Boston a better energy modeling strategy

Big data analysis gives Boston a better energy modeling strategy

Working with both MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab and the Lincoln Laboratory, Boston may be able to significantly cut costs and boost its energy resilience.

PCAST city web

City Web: A tech platform for smarter cities

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has called for the creation of a City Web – a collaborative platform to speed innovation.

open government data

New Jersey takes on open data challenges

A new report from the Public Technology Institute examines challenges and opportunities presented by open data.

states are battling bogus requests for refunds

It’s tax season, and states are battling bogus requests for refunds

States are working to try to stop online filing fraud by verifying the identity of the filers, strengthening password protocols and sharing information on filings that use stolen identities.

California, MapLight team up for new campaign-finance search tool

California, MapLight team up for new campaign-finance search tool

The Secretary of State's office and the non-profit research firm announced a campaign-finance search tool that provides easy insight into state-level independent expenditures.

Local police wrestle with success of license plate camera system

Local police wrestle with success of license plate camera system

The police in Freeport, N.Y., started the program to spot stolen vehicles -- but now find it capturing much, much more.

Bill seeks to prevent patchwork of state encryption rules

Bill seeks to prevent patchwork of state encryption rules

A new bill would preempt states from making their own laws regarding access to encrypted communications.

The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex

New York to build emerging tech R&D center

The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex on the University of Albany campus will provide the state’s technology industry with more resources to drive economic growth.

police body cameras

Surfing the body-worn camera wave

As the next wave of policing, body-worn cameras have the potential to drown law enforcement officials rather than carry them to shore.

cities respond to DOT smart cities challenge

77 cities respond to Smart City Challenge

The winner of the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge will receive more than $50 million in funding and support to improve its transportation network.

NYC offers free software to city students

NYC offers free software to city students

A partnership between the city and Microsoft allows students and families to download Office 365.

California cities seek tech to address civic challenges

Calling all startups: California cities seek tech to tackle civic challenges

The Startup In Residence Challenge pairs government agencies with innovative startups to research, build and test technology products that address civic challenges.

LA GeoHub: A model for ‘datafying’ communities

LA GeoHub: A model for ‘datafying’ communities

The Los Angeles GeoHub is a portal of location-based open data from across city departments allowing both the public and city employees to build and share apps.

Wearable gateway to help responders communicate on game day

Wearable gateway to help responders communicate on game day

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office will use the Mutualink Wearable Smart Gateway to improve situational awareness and provide interoperable communications during the festivities surrounding Super Bowl 50.

FirstNet

FirstNet responds to integration concerns

Members of Congress questioned the security and integration of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.


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