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Pennsylvania spins up 21st-century financial system

Pennsylvania spins up 21st-century financial system

After a mainframe failure, state officials took advantage of the opportunity to build a system that would automate payments and standardize data collection.

SimpliCity: Asheville’s answer to citizen questions

SimpliCity: Asheville’s answer to citizen questions

With a Google-like design and guided navigation, a one-stop citizen services portal serves up Asheville’s open data.

In Charlotte, 4G public safety infrastructure is designed with room to grow

How Charlotte built a 4G public safety infrastructure with room to grow

Connecting 950 police and fire public safety vehicles, the secure network is intended to provide desktop-like access to mobile officers.

Helping Ohioans understand and embrace organ donation

Helping Ohioans understand and embrace organ donation

The Swipe to Donate Life project used existing systems to build a much better process and reach more would-be organ donors.

Drone defense options grow from detection to disruption

Drone defense options grow from detection to disruption

While detecting drones can be a challenge, thwarting them once discovered can be even more difficult.

Detroit ups its app game

Detroit ups its app game

Detroit has released three apps to improve non-emergency services, make public transit more transparent for riders and connect with police.

LA County unravels a web of child care fraud

LA County unravels a web of child care fraud

Los Angeles County built a platform that links data mining, social network analysis and rules management to fight child care fraud.

911 butt dials

Butt dials behind surge in 911 calls

San Francisco’s 28 percent increase in 911-call volume seems to be caused largely by accidental calls.

Mesh networks drive law enforcement, public sector applications in motion

Mesh networks drive law enforcement, public-sector apps in motion

Media, Pa., deployed Rajant mesh technologies to power a private mesh network that operates between mobile or “kinetic” nodes and that supports HD video processing at the ends of the network.

Alameda County CIO Tim DuPuis

'It's less about our ERP and more about open data'

Alameda County CIO Tim DuPuis is still spending the bulk of his time and budget keeping the lights on. But that’s not what his bosses want to talk about.

Philly 311: Innovation that was worth the wait

Philly 311: Innovation that was worth the wait

A funding crunch put plans for Philadelphia’s 311 non-emergency system on hold for years, but the payoff was better technology and new levels of citizen service.

NYC tests two systems to keep city buses out of accidents

NYC tests two systems to keep city buses out of accidents

The MTA is testing collision-avoidance and turn-warning systems to see if citywide deployment makes sense.

Rhode Island releases state cybersecurity plan

The Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission evaluated the state's cybersecurity infrastructure and made recommendations to enhance the resiliency of operations in executive branch agencies.

state governments can save big money through IT-enabled productivity

11.2 billion reasons to focus on productivity

A new study suggests state governments can save big money through IT-enabled efficiencies.

Cyber, mobile and managed services:  What state CIOs are saying

Cyber, mobile and managed services: What state CIOs are saying

NASCIO's latest poll of state CIOs explores a wide range of IT problems and priorities.


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