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  • DHS opens software for incident command platform

    Code for the Next-Generation Incident Command System used by first responders in emergency situations is now available on GitHub.

  • FCC overstepped authority in muni broadband push, court says

    FCC overstepped authority in muni broadband push, court says

    The Federal Communications Commission was overruled in its attempt to block state statues that restrict municipal broadband.

  • Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

    Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

    A group of nonprofits in Colorado transformed available government data into an interactive map to identify county-level access, spending and cost gaps.

  • Practical advice for building a data management program

    Practical advice for building a data management program

    A new report describes how state governments can best to leverage people, processes and technology to build a successful data management program.

  • Pittsburgh picks partners for civic innovation lab

    Pittsburgh picks partners for civic innovation lab

    Three Pittsburgh-based startups have been chosen for the first PGH Lab cohort, which connects area businesses with city government to solve public-sector problems.

  • Video storage starts sheriff’s office on road to software-defined data center

    Video storage starts sheriff’s office on road to software-defined data center

    What started as a video storage solution for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office expanded to virtual desktop infrastructure and will soon include hyperconverged infrastructure.

  • DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

    DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

    The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is reinvesting in its EMERGE program to tap the start-up technology community for innovative gear for first responders.

  • San Francisco explores low-cost fiber network expansion

    San Francisco explores low-cost fiber network expansion

    The city is seeking industry input on how it can improve internet for residents living in public and affordable housing.

  • Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

    Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

    Prescription drug monitoring programs are a key part of the National Governors Association’s road map for helping states find solutions to the growing opioid crisis.

  • For records preservation, Arkansas turns to the cloud

    For records preservation, Arkansas turns to the cloud

    Arkansas State Archives is partnering with Preservica to build a statewide electronic records program and preserve its historic documents.

  • How cities use data to plan bike routes

    How cities use data to plan bike routes

    An increasing number of cities are using data from video cameras and crowdsourced apps to track and plan the best way for bicyclists to get around.

  • Louisville tests smarter traffic signal management

    Louisville tests smarter traffic signal management

    The pilot project will improve communication with stoplights that are not on the Kentucky city's fiber network.

  • DC hires its first chief data officer

    DC hires its first chief data officer

    As Washington, D.C.’s first chief data officer, Barney Krucoff will work to open the city’s data and improve the flow of information among the District’s agencies.

  • Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

    Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

    Based on the theory that shooters are themselves more likely to be shot, Chicago built an algorithm that identifies those it considers most responsible for gun violence in the city.

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