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The potential of partnerships for improving public transit

The potential of partnerships for improving public transit

Panelists at the Code for America Summit discussed how public-private data sharing can help cities build innovative and inclusive transportation services.

smart cities

Snow sensors, Wi-Fi on Chicago trains, better child abuse tracking and more

What smart cities are doing these days.

Code for America Tech Awards

Code for America awards celebrate “techquity”

The group’s Technology Award program honored 13 companies, government entities and civic hackers that are building or implementing software for the public sector.

New York

New York's plan for statewide broadband takes shape

A new request for information details Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s priorities for the New NY Broadband Program.

Charlotte readies CRM for customer service boom

Charlotte readies CRM for customer service boom

Charlotte, N.C., will roll out Verint Engagement Management software to manage the rise in customer calls and data demands in the growing region.

Taking death records digital:  The Iowa experience

Taking death records digital: The Iowa experience

The Iowa Vital Event System has transformed that state's approach to documenting deaths, but efforts to improve it continue.

Array of things in Chicago

NSF funds an 'Array of Things' for environmental study in Chicago

The $3.1 million project will put 500 sensor arrays on street light poles throughout the city.

States grapple with public disclosure of police body-camera footage

States grapple with public disclosure of police body-camera footage

As police departments equip their officers with body cameras, many are struggling to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and privacy protections.

DOJ put dollars behind administration

DOJ put dollars behind White House push for body cameras

The Justice Department has awarded more than $23 million to police departments in 32 states in an effort to expand the use of body cameras.

New Calif. website details costs, quality of medical procedures

New Calif. website details costs, quality of medical procedures

The California Healthcare Compare site provides information on quality for five common conditions or procedures along with cost information — by county for 100 procedures, ranging from treating a broken ankle to cancer chemotherapy.

D.C. tackles bus bunching with smartphones

D.C. tackles bus bunching with smartphones

Positioning data transmitted from smartphones installed on every bus gave the city enough information to modify routes to keep buses on schedule.

people voting in California

Will America’s voting machines make it through the next election?

A recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice found that 43 states are using voting machines that will be at least 10 years old by November 2016 -- raising the risk for Election Day delays, lost ballots and worse.

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.


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