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Cloud contracts and security considerations: 5 questions to ask

Cloud contracts and security considerations: 5 questions to ask

When it comes to the cloud, state and local governments would do well to read the fine print.

local IT budgets on the rise, but staffing concerns loom large

Local IT budgets on the rise, but staffing concerns loom large

According to a new survey from the Public Technology Institute, most city and county IT budgets are either stable or increasing -- yet executives still worry about underinvestment in key areas.

One state

One state's move to spot Rx abuse in real time

Missouri lacks a statewide prescription drug monitoring program, but its system for Medicaid users is showing both fiscal savings and clinical benefits.

DOT funds connected-vehicle pilots in NYC, Tampa and Wyoming

DOT funds connected-vehicle pilots in NYC, Tampa and Wyoming

The Department of Transportation is testing programs for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology.

What your city can learn from LA about open data

What your city can learn from LA about open data

A new study study of open data initiatives in Los Angeles County has recommendations that could apply to any local government's efforts.

In NYC, a common case management platform is speeding in up claims and other legal workflows

How a common case management platform speeds up legal workflows

Case management software first used by New York City’s Law Department is being rolled out to other legal agencies across the city, providing cross-agency workflow efficiency and analytics for city managers.

Farmers can benefit from granular data provided by the Internet of Things

County tests IoT for local farmers

Montgomery County, Md., is using its Thingstitute testbed to see how actionable, granular data can help farmers improve their businesses.

A federal full-court press for smart cities IT

A federal full-court press for smart cities IT

Backed by $160 million in federal funding, the Obama administration announced programs to help local communities use emerging technologies to reduce traffic congestion, fight crime, foster economic growth and improve the delivery of city services.

Pittsburgh

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.


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