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Hidden costs in body worn camera systems

Hidden costs in body worn camera systems

A new report categorizes some of the expenses of an ongoing body-worn camera program and offers suggestions on what law enforcement agencies should consider in a five-year total cost of ownership analysis.

Texas stores archives in AWS GovCloud

A Texas-sized cloud storage challenge

The Texas Digital Archive uses Preservica’s digital preservation suite running on Amazon Web Services’ secure GovCloud.

 Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah’s Department of Public Safety and Department of Technology Services built a drivers license quiz application for Amazon Echo using the Alexa digital assistant.

Firefighter rescue game demos FirstNet potential

Firefighter rescue game demos FirstNet potential

OhioFirst.Net built a computer game using real-life firefighting training scenarios to demonstrate the potential of FirstNet’s public safety broadband network.

dangers of electromagnetic pulses to the electric grid

Is government prepared for the pulse?

Legislators are looking at how government can prepare for and respond to an electromagnetic pulse attack on the U.S. electrical grid.

Coordination key to state cyber responses

Coordination key to state cyber responses

State officials tell Congress on how they are preparing for (and responding to) cyberattacks.

rendering of new MTA wi-fi enabled bus

NYC's new Wi-Fi-enabled buses lack collision avoidance tech

New buses feature USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi, but they are missing collision avoidance systems despite two pilot programs currently running in the city.

How government can deliver powerful civic moments

How government can deliver powerful civic moments

Civic moments, the events that trigger cascading actions and data exchanges, are beginning to take shape as agencies collaborate to create one-stop online locations where citizens can complete multiple transactions.

How to secure 911 systems

How to secure 911 systems

While the threats facing emergency response systems depend on what type of infrastructure jurisdictions possess, officials can take steps to protect their networks.

What to look for in an open data platform

What to look for in an open data platform

Cloud-based technology, a vendor that can help with strategic decisions, user-friendly interfaces and the ability to incorporate dynamic data are all essential, according to an IDC analyst.

LA gets high-speed line for its data

LA gets high-speed line for its data

Los Angeles is connecting the city’s open datasets and services to the California Research and Education Network, upgrading accessing speed to 100 gigabits.

Digital signatures transform California county’s processes

Digital signatures transform California county’s processes

An e-signature solution provides perpetually valid documents, an audit trail and identity authentication.

HBO’s John Oliver explores why emergency call centers can’t accurately locate mobile callers

Need an ambulance? Better call Uber.

HBO’s John Oliver explores why emergency call centers can’t accurately locate mobile callers.

County database fights real estate fraud

County database fights real estate fraud

The Property Records Notification system sends email alerts when changes are recorded on properties people are tracking.

Salt Lake City joins the Police Data Initiative.

Salt Lake City joins the Police Data Initiative

The Salt Lake Police Department has released data on use-of-force incidents and plans on releasing more information as part of its participation in the Police Data Initiative.


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