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The FBI built a database that can catch rapists – almost nobody uses it

The FBI built a database that can catch rapists – almost nobody uses it

For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.

Florida takes aim at juvenile recidivism with predictive analytics

Florida takes aim at juvenile recidivism with predictive analytics

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice will become the first state agency to conduct risk assessments using predictive analytics.

311 gets an assist from IBM

311 gets an assist from IBM's Watson

The Canadian city of Surrey is the first to use Watson’s natural language-based cognitive computing technology to improve 311 responses.

Drone relay delivers medical supplies rural clinic

Drone relay delivers medical supplies to rural clinic

Patients at a rural outdoor health clinic got treatment and a place in history thanks to a program that used drones to deliver medical supplies.

Boston shows what GIS-driven storytelling can do

Boston shows what GIS-driven storytelling can do

Boston’s geographic information systems team built a story map to tell the tale of the city's brutal snowstorms this year.

next-generation 911

New Jersey town brings real-time multimedia to 911 calls

Lakewood's iLoc8 uses WebRTC for two-way multimedia communication between smartphone-using citizens and emergency call centers.

In New York, a social services department aims to go paperless

In New York, a social services department aims to go paperless

When Onongada County moved to Kodak’s Alaris imaging system, it was able to eliminate off-site record storage and speed information retrieval.

Open permit data standard BLDG

Alliance releases open data standards for construction permit info

The Building and Land Development Specification is a standardized format for jurisdictions to use when reporting information on building and construction permits as open data.

Improved open data nets Transit App service for three cities

Improved open data nets Transit App service for three cities

Chattanooga, Baltimore and Cleveland have recently opened their transportation data to allow Transit App to help citizens view all public transit options in real-time.

Massachusetts’s RMV system derailed

Massachusetts’s RMV modernization derailed

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles terminated its contract with Deloitte that would have modernized its legacy licensing and vehicle registration system.

SHIN-NY health data hub launches

SHIN-NY health data hub launches

New York’s electronic health records hub will make it easier for doctors to access a patient’s entire health history.

Colorado launches eLicense system for real estate

Colorado launches eLicense system for real estate

The state's Division of Real Estate recently launched an online license management system that adds convenience for licensees, efficiency for division employees, and transparency for Colorado citizens.

NJ partnership fights financial cyber threats

NJ partnership fights financial cyber threats

The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell hopes to detect attacks aimed at banking institutions with the help of shared threat intelligence.

States crack down on driver

States crack down on driver's license fraud

States increasingly are employing facial recognition software to compare driver’s license or ID photos with other images on file.

Double-parked cars in boston

Boston tackles double-parking with Waze data

Boston’s Transportation Department is using data from its partnership with Waze to relieve congestion and send bicycle cops to the city streets with the most double-parked cars.


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