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Building a template for successful health exchanges

Building a template for successful health exchanges

Connecticut proved that state exchanges could work from the get-go. Now it’s taken enrollment mobile.

How NYC is untangling the tech-hiring knot

How NYC is untangling the tech-hiring knot

A fresh look at recruitment, coupled with innovative design, is helping the city speed the hiring of tech talent.

Terrorism info-sharing network gets health check

Terrorism info-sharing network gets health check

The state of the nation’s Information Sharing Environment is ‘strong,’ says ISE program manager.

The potential of partnerships for improving public transit

The potential of partnerships for improving public transit

Panelists at the Code for America Summit discussed how public-private data sharing can help cities build innovative and inclusive transportation services.

smart cities

Snow sensors, Wi-Fi on Chicago trains, better child abuse tracking and more

What smart cities are doing these days.

Code for America Tech Awards

Code for America awards celebrate “techquity”

The group’s Technology Award program honored 13 companies, government entities and civic hackers that are building or implementing software for the public sector.

New York

New York's plan for statewide broadband takes shape

A new request for information details Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s priorities for the New NY Broadband Program.

Charlotte readies CRM for customer service boom

Charlotte readies CRM for customer service boom

Charlotte, N.C., will roll out Verint Engagement Management software to manage the rise in customer calls and data demands in the growing region.

Taking death records digital:  The Iowa experience

Taking death records digital: The Iowa experience

The Iowa Vital Event System has transformed that state's approach to documenting deaths, but efforts to improve it continue.

Array of things in Chicago

NSF funds an 'Array of Things' for environmental study in Chicago

The $3.1 million project will put 500 sensor arrays on street light poles throughout the city.

States grapple with public disclosure of police body-camera footage

States grapple with public disclosure of police body-camera footage

As police departments equip their officers with body cameras, many are struggling to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and privacy protections.

DOJ put dollars behind administration

DOJ put dollars behind White House push for body cameras

The Justice Department has awarded more than $23 million to police departments in 32 states in an effort to expand the use of body cameras.

New Calif. website details costs, quality of medical procedures

New Calif. website details costs, quality of medical procedures

The California Healthcare Compare site provides information on quality for five common conditions or procedures along with cost information — by county for 100 procedures, ranging from treating a broken ankle to cancer chemotherapy.

D.C. tackles bus bunching with smartphones

D.C. tackles bus bunching with smartphones

Positioning data transmitted from smartphones installed on every bus gave the city enough information to modify routes to keep buses on schedule.

people voting in California

Will America’s voting machines make it through the next election?

A recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice found that 43 states are using voting machines that will be at least 10 years old by November 2016 -- raising the risk for Election Day delays, lost ballots and worse.


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