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Communities forming around blockchain for government

The Government Blockchain Association and DC Blockchain Center are bringing public- and private-sector officials together to leverage the technology in the government space.

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NY's facial recognition program continues to nab fraudsters

To date, the technology has flagged more than 21,000 cases of possible identity fraud.

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Smarter camera systems for better surveillance

Software that builds video analysis intelligence into cameras will provide earlier alerts to public safety managers.

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Mining emergency calls to improve responses

Powered by IBM's Watson, APCO IntelliComm will analyze emergency calls and give public-safety directors feedback for modifying training or response materials.

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LENSAlert touches residents where they live (literally)

The emergency alert service in Louisville, Ky., sends notifications to smart devices via If This Then That applets.

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Oregon DMV overhaul drives Real-ID compliance

In tandem with its work toward complying with the Real ID Act, Oregon is modernizing computer systems at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Chicago automates registration of Airbnb hosts

The system compares rental listings from Airbnb with city databases to identify properties ineligible for short-term rentals.

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Verizon proposes FirstNet alternative

Pulled from the company's commercial 4G LTE network, the public safety offering would include preemption services and access to Band 14 spectrum.

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LA launches Cyber Lab to share threat data

The public-private partnership will disseminate threat intelligence generated by the Los Angeles Integrated Security Operations Center.

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Iowa preps maps for automated vehicles

The high-definition maps will help vehicles "see" beyond what their on-board sensors show.

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Austin selects GigaTECHs App challenge finalists

Eleven entrepreneurs are pitching gigabit apps that support local transportation, education, clean energy, health and safety.

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Kansas signs on for statewide drone traffic management

By partnering with AirMap, the state will make it easier for drone operators to exchange flight information with airports about conditions in the surrounding airspace and on the ground.

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Austin opens data to transportation projects

The city expands it open data services with a site designed to track $720 million in transportation and mobility improvements.

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Cary's cloud co-creators

The North Carolina city pushes creativity to the edges of the organization by training city employees to use, configure and develop cloud platforms.

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Predictive policing shows promise in Chicago

Districts where predictive software is fully operational have experienced fewer shootings and homicides.