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Police are prioritizing the use of social media

Law enforcement officials say social media is key for both outreach and investigatory purposes, a recent survey shows.

LouieLab:  An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

LouieLab: An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

LouieLab is a public-private collaborative coworking space designed to promote and build smart city projects.

How blockchain will transform our cities

How blockchain will transform our cities

The blockchain can become the city’s operating system, invisible yet ubiquitous, improving citizens’ access to services, goods and economic opportunities.

San Francisco seeks public input on government tech

San Francisco seeks public input on government tech

The city’s technology committee has launched a survey to make the technology planning efforts more transparent for residents.

City’s analytics dashboard makes performance management public (and manageable)

Dashboard makes city's performance management public (and manageable)

The TRACStat performance management tool helps Fayetteville, N.C., monitor its progress toward strategic goals.

Universities building California Policy Lab

Universities building California Policy Lab

A data warehouse of administrative information from state and local agencies will make it easier for policymakers to research issues from education and criminal justice to social services and labor.

Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

Maryland used Virtru Pro to ensure email is encrypted before it’s sent, making it compliant with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Criminal Justice Information Services.

California tests electronic database for end-of-life wishes

California tests electronic database for end-of-life wishes

California’s electronic registry would be a secure, cloud-based portal where medical providers could view a patient's end-of-life instructions, regardless of whether the patient was at home, in the hospital or at a nursing home.

The storage challenge for body-worn camera video

The storage challenge for body-worn camera video

Agencies considering implementing a body-worn camera program need a scalable, secure data storage infrastructure.

UX testing that works

UX testing that works

Civic-minded technologists in Chicago have built a user experience testing group that delivers targeted testers to app developers and lifts the tech skills of city residents.

Ohio builds out its smart road

Ohio builds out its smart road

Ohio’s open road laboratory features high-capacity fiber-optic cables and sensors to communicate with autonomous and connected vehicles.

Can predictive analytics reduce roadway collisions in Indiana?

Can predictive analytics reduce roadway collisions in Indiana?

The state's new Daily Crash Prediction Map calculates the likelihood of collisions occurring in a specific area based on weather, traffic and road conditions.

flood video

Crowdsourced mapping for flood tracking, prediction

In Norfolk, Va., researchers use drone video on YouTube, a mobile app and GIS software to analyze regional flooding.

6 cyber predictions for 2017

6 cyber predictions for 2017

McAfee’s annual report on the cybersecurity landscape holds some tips for government IT managers.

Tech no panacea for community policing problems

Tech no panacea for community policing problems

While body-worn cameras and predictive policing solutions can improve law enforcement efficiency and transparency, concerns remain around the role of digital devices in solving community policing problems.


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