State & Local

 
  • open government data

    New Jersey takes on open data challenges

    A new report from the Public Technology Institute examines challenges and opportunities presented by open data.

  • states are battling bogus requests for refunds

    It’s tax season, and states are battling bogus requests for refunds

    States are working to try to stop online filing fraud by verifying the identity of the filers, strengthening password protocols and sharing information on filings that use stolen identities.

  • California, MapLight team up for new campaign-finance search tool

    California, MapLight team up for new campaign-finance search tool

    The Secretary of State's office and the non-profit research firm announced a campaign-finance search tool that provides easy insight into state-level independent expenditures.

  • Local police wrestle with success of license plate camera system

    Local police wrestle with success of license plate camera system

    The police in Freeport, N.Y., started the program to spot stolen vehicles -- but now find it capturing much, much more.

  • Bill seeks to prevent patchwork of state encryption rules

    Bill seeks to prevent patchwork of state encryption rules

    A new bill would preempt states from making their own laws regarding access to encrypted communications.

  • police body cameras

    Surfing the body-worn camera wave

    As the next wave of policing, body-worn cameras have the potential to drown law enforcement officials rather than carry them to shore.

  • MTA to host transit hackathon

    MTA to host transit hackathon

    New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is enlisting techies to crunch ridership and route data to improve bus transit on Staten Island.

  • The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex

    New York to build emerging tech R&D center

    The Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex on the University of Albany campus will provide the state’s technology industry with more resources to drive economic growth.

  • cities respond to DOT smart cities challenge

    77 cities respond to Smart City Challenge

    The winner of the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge will receive more than $50 million in funding and support to improve its transportation network.

  • Gigabit Internet comes to KC public housing

    Gigabit Internet comes to KC public housing

    The Kansas City Housing Authority is working with Google to bring free gigabit Internet to over 1,300 families in the metro area.

  • NYC offers free software to city students

    NYC offers free software to city students

    A partnership between the city and Microsoft allows students and families to download Office 365.

  • California cities seek tech to address civic challenges

    Calling all startups: California cities seek tech to tackle civic challenges

    The Startup In Residence Challenge pairs government agencies with innovative startups to research, build and test technology products that address civic challenges.

  • Dashboard shows bed availability for substance abuse treatment

    With information collected from state-certified treatment providers, the Bed Availability Dashboard lets users search for openings by location, age and gender.

  • Wearable gateway to help responders communicate on game day

    Wearable gateway to help responders communicate on game day

    The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office will use the Mutualink Wearable Smart Gateway to improve situational awareness and provide interoperable communications during the festivities surrounding Super Bowl 50.


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