State & Local

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    Low-cost video tools for opening government

    The Government Self-Service Toolkit helps live-stream public meetings and provides automated transcriptions and searchable archival storage.

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    Wisconsin improves records response time by 30 percent

    After Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order in March 2016 directing agencies to improve customer service related to records requests, state agencies have been able to meet requests promptly, track requests and facilitate access to electronic records.

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    School bus routes are expensive and hard to plan. We calculated a better way

    By optimizing bus routes with data analysis and mathematical modeling, a school district can save between five and seven percent on the number of buses needed.

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    FirstNet makes space for bleeding-edge apps

    The nationwide broadband public safety network promises to support emerging technology applications like artificial intelligence and facial recognition.

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    Comptroller stops payments for Illinois ERP upgrade

    Illinois’s plan to upgrade its legacy enterprise resource planning system hit a wall on March 13 when the state comptroller suspended $27 million in payments to consultants and IT vendors.

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    Maryland to move human services to the cloud

    The state's Total Human-services Information Network, or MD THINK, is expected to save money, streamline program operations and increase productivity.

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    Absent state action, Missouri localities launch opioid prescription database

    In addition to preventing patients from “doctor shopping” for pills, the online prescription drug tracking systems have been used to detect doctors who overprescribe the dangerous medications.

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    Columbus revs up smart city efforts

    The winner of the Smart City Challenge has named a project lead and continues to gather funding and resources.

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    Strengthening cyber defenses through fusion center engagement

    To measurably reduce cyber vulnerability, state and local governments must interact regularly with fusion centers and encourage more private companies to share information.

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    Boston outlines its transportation future

    Boston unveiled a draft of its long-term transportation plan that aims to improve accessibility, safety and reliability.

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    Los Angeles County scores an e-success in managing specialist care

    eConsult has reduced wait times and eliminated the need for some patients to see specialists at all.

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    Design and resilience key for smart city sensors

    The success of Chicago's Array of Things sensor net depends not only on the resilience of the hardware but the look of the nodes, according to the project’s lead.

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    Prepare now for upcoming website accessibility mandates

    Although accessibility rules and compliance enforcement are rapidly evolving, municipalities can keep pace with the technology and expertise to deliver effective, transparent and accessible websites.

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    AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

    Amazon Web Services' City on a Cloud Challenge awards AWS credits to governments and schools with innovative cloud ideas.

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    Tracking down 'most wanted' insurance fraud suspects

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