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    Data shows fewer parking spots relieve congestion

    Cities are understanding that it makes more sense to reduce parking supply, set more efficient regulations and incentivize the use of non-automobile modes than to provide abundant, free parking.

  • What to look for in an open data platform

    Pushing municipal finance toward open data

    Machine-readable financial data would allow citizens to keep an eye on spending, streamline municipal bond financing and help local governments meet their reporting requirements.

  • Waze app

    How Waze partners with cities on data sharing

    Under the Connected Citizens Program, participating cities and states get filtered data based on aggregated traffic information Waze collects from their communities of drivers.

  • ViCAP user (FBI/YouTube)

    FBI database links murders to serial killer

    The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program's system is helping investigators fill in details of the 90 murders Samuel Little has confessed to.

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    Facial recognition shows big improvements

    Gains in the accuracy of facial recognition technology over the last four years have been "revolutionary and not evolutionary," according to an expert from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

  • dog nose and email spam

    Beagle sniffs out email scammers

    By building visual representations of the connections in the data, Beagle makes it much easier to connect the dots and ultimately understand how scam networks operate.

  • DHS tweaking cyber 'credit score' program

    The Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration algorithm is already ingesting data, and the Department of Homeland Security plans to put it into production heading in FY2020.

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