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Inspect a drainage ditch? There’s an app for that

State inspectors have turned to mobile apps, which are saving some of them hours a day and millions of taxpayer dollars.

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Stick-on health sensors for emergency response

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a wearable suite of sensors first responders can use track multiple victims' medical data.

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How ad-hoc mobile security gaps turn into big problems

A unified endpoint management service can make security invisible to the user and help agencies minimize security incidents.

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Better hurricane management

Agencies and emergency managers are testing a new web-based hurricane decision support platform that will be rolling out in 2019.

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CDM moves to mobile

The Department of Homeland Security is working to expand the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program to mobile devices.

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New ways to secure public Wi-Fi

The maker of LinkNYC and LinkNWK Wi-Fi kiosks are rolling out an app to encrypt communications between the hotspots and user devices.

Columbus wants a transit app for trip planning, payments

As part of its smart city initiative, the Ohio city wants a single smartphone app to help people plan and pay for door-to-door transit.

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For LA transit, one payment system to rule them all

Los Angeles Metro's hybrid system will allow riders to pay for third-party transit options like bike share using the city's transit payment system.

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Frictionless access to city, county services

The myWyco app breaks down stovepipes to erase the "blurry" line residents see between services provided by Kansas' Wyandotte County and Kansas City.

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Driving citizen engagement through mobile technologies

Mobile devices and digital technologies give governments an easy and effective way to solicit feedback, build trust and improve municipal services delivery.

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DOD aims to curb geolocation data spills

In a new memo citing risks from devices, applications and services with geolocation capabilities, the Defense Department prohibits their use in areas designated for military operations.

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Prisons fighting contraband phones get help from courts

Judges in South Carolina and California have ordered wireless carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates.

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