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Pittsburgh pairs startups with city departments

Pittsburgh pairs startups with city departments

PGH Lab program gives local startups a chance to work with the city to test new technologies and services.

NYC schools moving to e-books

NYC schools moving to e-books

The city’s contract with Amazon will allow more than 1,800 public schools to purchase digital books through an online marketplace.

4 steps to accessible websites

4 steps to accessible websites

The Digital Accessibility Checklist helps local governments make sure their website content and digital services are accessible to all, regardless of disability.

Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

Researchers from Penn State are developing a high performance computing-based framework to evaluate accident traffic data from police reports across California to find patterns related to deaths and severe injuries.

311 app works across jurisdictions

311 app works across jurisdictions

Public Service Request’s mobile app lets users lodge complaints or submit service requests to local governments -- even as they move across municipalities.

Agencies increasingly see the cloud’s silver lining

Agencies increasingly see the cloud’s silver lining

A cloud-centric infrastructure is flexible enough to enable government organizations to manage and access critical decision-making data for less in an environment that is secure, modern and reliable.

open data for state and local government

Open data tapped for economic development, law enforcement

State and local governments are finding different ways to leverage their open data.

Panel discussion on police data initiative

One year later: The Police Data Initiative celebrates growth

Participation in the Police Data Initiative has grown to 53 jurisdictions, which have released over 90 datasets of information to the public.

Kansas city

What is a smart city?

Although there is no clear definition of a smart city, the goal is to collect immediate data on everything from traffic patterns to home water use, analyze it and use that information to make the city work better.

New apps help taxpayers report waste, fraud and abuse

New apps help taxpayers report waste, fraud and abuse

Investments in smartphone-based fraud reporting apps are paying off because tipsters can submit photos and videos in support of their claims, making them easier for officials to investigate.

emergency communications center dispatch

How Orange County Fire Authority speeds dispatch operations

KVM technology streamlined operators’ work environment by allowing them to control multiple, remote computers.

traffic jam

National traffic data collection proposed

The Federal Highway Administration wants states to report transportation metrics on travel times, congestion and emissions.

As driverless cars hit the streets, states weigh new rules

As driverless cars hit the streets, states weigh new rules

In the absence of state and federal guidelines on testing and developing the vehicles, some cities are welcoming the cars.

Consolidated platform speeds criminal justice

Consolidated platform speeds criminal justice

Pegasystems’ Pega 7 platform is helping the New Jersey Courts quickly move information through the pretrial judicial process.

electronic benefits for WIC purchases

What to look for in digital benefits providers

As states move to electronic benefits transfer systems, they should look for experienced partners that can help them provide a secure, customer-focused system before the 2020 federal mandate deadline.