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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.

Videoconferencing helps local gov deliver citizen services

Videoconferencing helps local gov deliver citizen services

Tools that let agencies leverage technology to provide face-to-face assistance give them a new way to get the job done.

healthcare data security

NJ takes on cyber threats to health care

The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell is working to enhance threat information sharing among health care providers.

California’s step-by-step solution for its new Child Welfare System

California’s step-by-step solution for its new Child Welfare System

The state will divide the massive procurement into smaller RFPs to deliver user-validated services faster and reduce the risk of large system failure.

How crime stats can lie

How crime stats can lie

Nonstandard data that requires caveats, qualifications and explanations makes meaningful analysis and comparisons among jurisdictions nearly impossible.

Free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots launch in NYC

Free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots launch in NYC

The LinkNYC project intends to install 7,500 Link kiosks across the five boroughs by 2020 that will provide gigabit Wi-Fi, charging stations and web access through a built-in tablet.

How local government can manage technology risk

How local government can manage technology risk

A recent report outlines how local governments can manage common types of technology-related risks.

Census of Governments moves toward electronic data collection

Census of Governments moves toward electronic data collection

Census of Governments aims to improve accuracy of the data and ease the burden of collection on state and local governments.

Boston’s CityScore tracks runs, hits and errors in service delivery

Boston’s CityScore tracks runs, hits and errors in service delivery

The CityScore analytics dashboard gives Boston officials and residents a Fenway-inspired way see metrics on city performance.

Iowa fights snow with big data

Iowa fights snow with data

Besides being a hit with the public, the state’s Track a Plow website gives the Department of Transportation and other agencies near-real-time information so they can quickly make data-driven decisions.


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