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Traffic analysis at the intersection of AI and supercomputing

Artificial intelligence and high-end hardware can automatically analyze video data from traffic cameras and provide actionable information for decision-makers.

responders (FirstNet)

'Ruthless preemption' now live for FirstNet opt-in states

Non-emergency communications will be "shifted to another line" to make room for voice and data traffic from police, firefighters and other emergency personnel.

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Alabama allowed to discard digital voting records

After a county circuit court judge ordered that digital images from Tuesday's electronic ballots be preserved, the Alabama Secretary of State filed for an emergency stay that was granted by the state's Supreme Court.

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Colorado puts technology in the driver's seat

The state is building the country's first production-grade, connected vehicle system in which real-time data is shared across vehicles, infrastructure and people.

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Illinois drops predictive analytics for at-risk children

The predictive analytics program to identify children at risk for serious injury or death "didn't seem to be predicting much," the agency's director said.

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FBI mum on Georgia's wiped election server

FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to answer questions about whether the bureau retained data on a Georgia election server before it was wiped clean by state election officials.

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Data collaborations help build smarter cities

Open data policies may not be as exciting IoT-enabled transit systems or a new citizen-service app, but they create a sustainable data framework for future development.

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To fend off hackers, local governments get help from states

Some states are training municipal governments in cyber hygiene, sending in experts to uncover security vulnerabilities or lending a hand after a cyberattack.

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Data key to cracking opioid crisis, experts say

With the opioid crisis ravaging communities across the country, social services, law enforcement and health officials are leveraging data to help curb the problem.

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Keeping score with a data-driven jail

Today, many jails operate much like a team without stats -- in the dark.

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Why agencies struggle with performance analytics

Many local governments have not been able to capture data and successfully apply it to their decision-making process, according to researchers at the Brookings Institution.

firefighter using mobile phone (FirstNet/YouTube)

New Hampshire first to opt-out of FirstNet

Although 35 states and territories have decided to join the AT&T-based public safety broadband network, the proposal by Rivada Networks was "far and away our best option," the governor said.

surveillance cameras in Baltimore

Baltimore gets $5M grant for crime-fighting tech

The grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies will bolster Baltimore’s Citiwatch video surveillance program, expand license plate readers and increase the number of gunshot detectors.

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Understand your data before collecting more

A top-down data review helped Virginia develop a shared service model for cybersecurity.

opioid analytics

W.Va. county building opioid data hub

Although the bulk of the data will come out of the county's computer-aided dispatch system, the plan is include health and education information.


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