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Pittsburgh's big plan for digital innovation

The city's Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation aims to give residents equitable access to technology, city resources and information.

How agencies can boost their search results

How agencies can boost their search results

Making government sites easily discoverable by search engines ultimately helps citizens, allowing them to find and use the services and information that agencies make available.

States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines

States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines

In the absence of federal regulations, states are eager to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles, but advocates for the technology say legislatures are overstepping their authority and hamstringing an industry ripe for growth.

Texas WIC is working with Microsoft to move to cloud

Texas moves WIC data to the cloud

Texas’ supplemental nutrition program is moving to the cloud to streamline backup and data sync processes.

Dedicated apps and discreet monitoring could keep teen offenders out of jail

Apps and discreet monitoring could keep teen offenders out of jail

Technology that pairs GPS, Bluetooth and smartphones with lightweight ankle bracelets will allow officials to keep some teenage offenders out of jail as they await trial.

OpenJustice puts California criminal justice data on display

OpenJustice puts California criminal justice data on display

The OpenJustice initiative features a dashboard of criminal justice indicators and an open data portal that encourages download and re-use of data.

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In San Antonio, it's now free 4G for everyone on the city's transit system

San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit put routers on all its buses, paratransit vans and at transit centers to give its riders free 4G Wi-Fi access.

FirstNet rocks test deployment at Jersey shore

FirstNet rocks test deployment at Jersey shore

Tests of JerseyNet at two Atlantic City concerts demonstrated unobstructed transmission of video, voice and radio communications between first responders, police and command centers.

Virginia to get a full cybersecurity review

Virginia to get a full cybersecurity review

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants his IT team to conduct a full cybersecurity audit and craft new strategies for preventing attacks on state networks.

Health care fraud: We can

Health care fraud: We can't afford to 'pay and chase'

Data validation, anomaly detection and predictive modeling can give federal agencies the real-time analytical framework that is needed to curb the rising tide of fraud.

Should this be the end for Flash in government?

Should this be the end for Flash in government?

Website use of the Adobe Flash Player dwindles each year due to security breaches, mobile incompatibility and resource drain. Are agencies getting the hint?

SBA helps cities put entrepreneurs on the fast track

SBA helps cities put entrepreneurs on the fast track

The Small Business Administration’s “Startup in a Day” awarded communities with funding to improve online licensing and permitting processes for entrepreneurs.

Indiana invests in all-flash data center

Indiana invests in all-flash data center

The Indiana Office of Technology is building the first state-level all-flash data center in the United States.

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder, Colo., is using Trimble’s eCognition software to help city staff identify healthy or damaged canopy.

Berkeley’s open data portal leverages city’s legacy data

Berkeley’s open data portal leverages city’s legacy data

The city open data website will make city information more accessible for citizens, reduce staff time and make the most of the city’s legacy data.


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