State & Local

 
  • Virgin media

    Newest Wi-Fi option: Manholes

    There is a new way cities can provide broadband to residents – via Wi-Fi hotspots embedded into manholes.

  • Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

    Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

    Hitachi predictive technology for law enforcement combines real-time social media and Internet data feeds with historical data.

  • Protecting the youngest victims of identity theft

    Protecting the youngest victims of identity theft

    Some states make it impossible to use a child’s Social Security number and other identifying information to establish credit, and in Utah parents can have their child’s identifying information monitored by the state.

  • DHS opens Artic Domain Awareness Center

    DHS opens Arctic Domain Awareness Center

    Department of Homeland Security’s Arctic Domain Awareness Center to better understand the Arctic environment and its challenges.

  • Iowa City moves workforce management to the cloud

    Iowa City moves workforce management to the cloud

    Iowa City will migrate workforce management for than 750 employees across all departments into the Workforce Ready solution from Kronos Inc.

  • ClaimStat crunches claims data to identify NYC’s chronic problems

    ClaimStat crunches claims data to identify NYC’s chronic problems

    Developed by New York City’s Comptroller Scott Stringer, ClaimStat is a data-driven initiative that identifies the patterns and practices that lead to lawsuits against the city.

  • smart city analytics platforms

    IDC shortlists smart city analytics suites

    The market research firm handicaps platforms from the top enterprise analytics vendors.

  • San Francisco leveraging libraries to build a better IoT network

    San Francisco leveraging libraries to build a better IoT network

    The city is installing antennas on its libraries to build a low-power network for connected devices and the services they support.

  • telemedicine

    Is 'telemedicine' virtually identical to the examination room?

    Despite technological advances, advocates say telemedicine has failed to reach its full potential, due largely to policies in some states that make it difficult to practice, and pay for, such care.

  • police use of technology

    Survey: Social media analysis tops crime-fighting tech

    A survey on crime-fighting software shows an increasing reliance on social media analysis to fight drugs and gang violence.

  • California highway

    Smart irrigation saves Caltrans water and money

    The California Department of Transportation installed smart irrigation technology to deliver only as much water as it needs to keep the highway’s plants and soil healthy.

  • Procurement that stresses solutions, not specs

    Procurement that stresses solutions, not specs

    Long Beach, Calif., is joining a growing list of cities that use Citymart to take an open and problem-based approach to municipal projects.

  • Can cities really run like a startup?

    Can cities really run like startups?

    In a new book on social entrepreneurship, Gabe Klein argues that public-private partnerships and government change agents can unleash urban innovation.

  • New Jersey eases the business formation process

    New Jersey eases the business formation process

    New Jersey updated and added new features to its Business Formation Services web application that will help to streamline the process for entrepreneurs.


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