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  • NY stops $400 million in fraudulent tax return claims

    NY stops $400 million in fraudulent tax return claims

    The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance halted more than 239,000 suspicious refund claims during income tax season, an 18 percent increase over the same time last year.

  • Try before you buy at NC’s iCenter

    Try before you buy at NC’s iCenter

    Agencies are taking advantage of North Carolina’s Innovation Center, which provides a proving ground for IT solutions and fosters collaboration among state technology buyers.

  • Deloitte, Salesforce offer licensing, permitting platform

    Deloitte, Salesforce offer licensing, permitting platform

    businessCONNECT aims to reduce the friction in business formation and enhance state and local government economic development efforts.

  • Pittsburgh pairs startups with city departments

    Pittsburgh pairs startups with city departments

    PGH Lab program gives local startups a chance to work with the city to test new technologies and services.

  • 4 steps to accessible websites

    4 steps to accessible websites

    The Digital Accessibility Checklist helps local governments make sure their website content and digital services are accessible to all, regardless of disability.

  • Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

    Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

    Researchers from Penn State are developing a high performance computing-based framework to evaluate accident traffic data from police reports across California to find patterns related to deaths and severe injuries.

  • NYC schools moving to e-books

    NYC schools moving to e-books

    The city’s contract with Amazon will allow more than 1,800 public schools to purchase digital books through an online marketplace.

  • 311 app works across jurisdictions

    311 app works across jurisdictions

    Public Service Request’s mobile app lets users lodge complaints or submit service requests to local governments -- even as they move across municipalities.

  • Agencies increasingly see the cloud’s silver lining

    Agencies increasingly see the cloud’s silver lining

    A cloud-centric infrastructure is flexible enough to enable government organizations to manage and access critical decision-making data for less in an environment that is secure, modern and reliable.

  • open data for state and local government

    Open data tapped for economic development, law enforcement

    State and local governments are finding different ways to leverage their open data.

  • Panel discussion on police data initiative

    One year later: The Police Data Initiative celebrates growth

    Participation in the Police Data Initiative has grown to 53 jurisdictions, which have released over 90 datasets of information to the public.

  • NYC subway farecard barrier

    NYC eyes mobile pay for transit

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released a public bid for a new fare payment system that uses contactless smart cards and mobile phones.

  • Kansas city

    What is a smart city?

    Although there is no clear definition of a smart city, the goal is to collect immediate data on everything from traffic patterns to home water use, analyze it and use that information to make the city work better.

  • New apps help taxpayers report waste, fraud and abuse

    New apps help taxpayers report waste, fraud and abuse

    Investments in smartphone-based fraud reporting apps are paying off because tipsters can submit photos and videos in support of their claims, making them easier for officials to investigate.


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