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Iowa testing digital driver’s licenses

Iowa testing digital driver’s licenses

The state's Department of Transportation is testing mobile driver license software with employees who will assess and validate the solution.

Many state financial agencies struggle to go digital

Many state financial agencies struggle to go digital

It can be tough transitioning to an electronic environment, and many state financial agencies cite a culture that often impedes innovation and collaboration and purchasing rules that make it hard to adapt to technological changes.

North Dakota: Armed police drones and high-altitude, nighttime tests

North Dakota: Armed police drones and high-altitude, nighttime tests

Police in North Dakota can now arm unmanned aerial vehicles with non-lethal weapons, and the FAA expanded testing capabilities for drones in the state.

Iowa installs visual broadband monitoring system

Iowa installs visual broadband monitoring system

The Iowa Communications Network now has a way to visually track real-time network and information system disruptions and cyberattacks.

San Antonio data management Accela

San Antonio jumps on Accela civic management platform

San Antonio will use the Accela Civic Platform to streamline city business processes and increase citizen access to government services.

New York City city record newspaper now online and searchable

NYC gets serious about making public notices searchable

New York City launched City Record Online, a fully searchable database for all public notices, land sales and contract awards.

broadband and health metrics in virginia

FCC maps intersection of broadband and health in Virginia

Besides population and download speeds, the maps show the number of primary care providers per county, online access to health information, obesity prevalence and broadband provider distribution.

5-state data clearinghouse cuts duplicate benefits payments

5-state data clearinghouse cuts duplicate benefits payments

As people apply for assistance, the National Accuracy Clearinghouse flags duplicate identifying information from five states.

Arkansas to put "panic buttons" in every public school

Arkansas to put "panic buttons" in every public school

The state has teamed up with Rave Mobile Safety to give key personnel a mobile app that promises faster response to active shooter situations and other emergencies.

New York to deploy statewide emergency management software

New York to deploy statewide emergency management software

The technology is part of “NY Responds,” the state’s newly integrated approach to disaster preparedness and response.

The fight against health care fraud

The fight against health care fraud

Government and industry are developing increasingly sophisticated tools to see beyond the smoke screen of fraudulent claims for medical payments.

7 steps to securing open government

7 steps to securing open government

A case study of open data processes in Seattle yielded seven ways cities can better manage risk when opening their data.

Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

In a seven-state pilot, the Food and Nutrition Services is using predictive analytics to find and prevent fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

CallWorks

NG 911 prepper: County updates emergency phone system

Emergency CallWorks gives Stafford County’s emergency services an interactive mapping system to speed response.

10 public sector projects take top honors in GCN Awards

10 public sector projects take top honors in GCN Awards

Ten public sector IT systems, including federal projects to expand digital services to users on global scale as well as local government apps designed to streamline citizens’ online experiences, were named winners of the 2015 GCN Awards for IT excellence.


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