State & Local

 
  • NYC plans ebook marketplace for schools

    NYC plans ebook marketplace for schools

    New York City's Department of Education will work with Amazon to create an ebook marketplace for the city’s 1,800 schools.

  • Boston police put better records management on the beat

    The new Intergraph system streamlines data input, organization and sharing.

  • Boston open data

    Boston builds on open data initiatives

    The new Open and Protected Data Policy accelerates the city’s open data and transparency plans and expands its open data portal.

  • Data sharing helps North Carolina detect workers’ comp fraud

    Data sharing helps North Carolina detect workers’ comp fraud

    The state’s Industrial Commission has collected $1 million in civil penalties and increased employer compliance.

  • Public record requests made easy (for government)

    Public record requests made easy (for government)

    The Port of Seattle is using NextRequest, a cloud-based public records management portal, to simplify the request process for both citizens and the government employees who field the questions.

  • Drone detection and deterrence

    Can tech deliver a drone defense?

    As federal and state and local agencies wrestle with laws and regulations governing drones, is a technology solution the best option?

  • NYC to refine body camera policies

    NYC to refine body camera policies

    Policies governing body worn cameras need some clarification before New York City expands its pilot program to 1,000 officers.

  • Chicago LTE pilot tests real-time video for police

    Chicago LTE pilot tests real-time video for police

    In Chicago, public safety organizations are testing an LTE broadband network to see how well it can transmit data and video in a high-density urban police district.

  • HHS awards grants to support states

    HHS awards grants to support states' health data sharing

    The Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Advance Interoperable Health Information Technology Services program with $29.6 million to support health care information sharing.

  • Broadband deployments: Government gets busy

    Broadband deployments: Government gets busy

    Broadband initiatives are heating up across the United States at all levels of government.

  • text to 911

    Crisis Text Line highlights NG911 potential

    Crisis Text Line provides a glimpse of the possibilities of a successful next-generation 911 implementation.

  • The FBI built a database that can catch rapists – almost nobody uses it

    The FBI built a database that can catch rapists – almost nobody uses it

    For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.

  • Florida takes aim at juvenile recidivism with predictive analytics

    Florida takes aim at juvenile recidivism with predictive analytics

    The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice will become the first state agency to conduct risk assessments using predictive analytics.

  • Need to know if your neighbor's a felon? In Tennessee, there's an app for that

    The Tennessee Department of Correction launched its Felony Offender Search mobile app that lets citizens look up information about past and present Tennessee felony offenders from their mobile devices.