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Firstnet DISA procurement spectrum management

Mutually assured instruction: FirstNet, DISA team on contracts, spectrum management

When the Defense Information Systems Agency used its experience with complex IT contracts to help FirstNet with its initial contract, it got lessons in spectrum management in return.

CfA helps Pittsburgh ease procurement

CfA helps Pittsburgh ease procurement

Code for America fellows built three open source tools to improve the city’s procurement process.

LA puts 4G wireless in streetlights

LA tops LED streetlights with 4G wireless

A partnership between Los Angeles, Philips and Ericsson will install 100 energy efficient streetlights that also deliver improved network performance in dense urban areas.

Virgin media

Newest Wi-Fi option: Manholes

There is a new way cities can provide broadband to residents – via Wi-Fi hotspots embedded into manholes.

How Iowa eased its transition to Drupal

How Iowa eased its transition to Drupal

The state’s Drupal Standard Operating platform was made available to state agencies in December 2014, as part of a plan to eventually migrate all state sites to a common system.

States vs. feds: Who does cybersecurity the best?

States vs. feds: Who does cybersecurity better?

A new study compares the cybersecurity posture of different levels of government.

Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

Hitachi predictive technology for law enforcement combines real-time social media and Internet data feeds with historical data.

smart city analytics platforms

IDC shortlists smart city analytics suites

The market research firm handicaps platforms from the top enterprise analytics vendors.

Protecting the youngest victims of identity theft

Protecting the youngest victims of identity theft

Some states make it impossible to use a child’s Social Security number and other identifying information to establish credit, and in Utah parents can have their child’s identifying information monitored by the state.

ClaimStat crunches claims data to identify NYC’s chronic problems

ClaimStat crunches claims data to identify NYC’s chronic problems

Developed by New York City’s Comptroller Scott Stringer, ClaimStat is a data-driven initiative that identifies the patterns and practices that lead to lawsuits against the city.

telemedicine

Is 'telemedicine' virtually identical to the examination room?

Despite technological advances, advocates say telemedicine has failed to reach its full potential, due largely to policies in some states that make it difficult to practice, and pay for, such care.

California highway

Smart irrigation saves Caltrans water and money

The California Department of Transportation installed smart irrigation technology to deliver only as much water as it needs to keep the highway’s plants and soil healthy.

police use of technology

Survey: Social media analysis tops crime-fighting tech

A survey on crime-fighting software shows an increasing reliance on social media analysis to fight drugs and gang violence.

Procurement that stresses solutions, not specs

Procurement that stresses solutions, not specs

Long Beach, Calif., is joining a growing list of cities that use Citymart to take an open and problem-based approach to municipal projects.

Taxing the cloud: States are looking at how to do it

Taxing the cloud: States are looking at how to do it

As states look to tax cloud services, a wide range of both policy and technical questions arise.


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