State & Local

 
  • Cities get business trends insights from online permitting apps

    Cities get business trends insights from online permitting apps

    Open Counter’s tools are set up to guide license seekers through the complexities of opening a business, but they are also generating data that is giving cities insights into their local economies.

  • Tool would put Pittsburgh’s permits on the map

    Tool would put Pittsburgh’s permits on the map

    Working with Buildingeye, the city plans to create an interactive map showing the locations and details of recent permits, violations and inspections.

  • Link rot: What happens when the internet isn’t forever

    Link rot: What happens when the internet isn’t forever

    Disappearing links and deleted videos plague the legal system from cop to court and everywhere in between.

  • Washington overhauls job matching site

    Washington overhauls job-matching site

    Artificial intelligence and semantic technology from Monster Government Solutions help automate parts of the decision-making process.

  • child welfare analytics

    Saving children, one algorithm at a time

    Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback software analyzes child welfare data and flags high-risk cases so that they can be more thoroughly reviewed by front-line staff.

  • Virginia invests in drone research and education, cites jobs potential

    Virginia invests in drone research and education, cites jobs potential

    Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced nearly $1 million in National Science Foundation funding to create a 'workforce pipeline' straight into the drone economy for both vehicle operators and industry researchers.

  • Code for America grows up

    Code for America grows up

    Focusing on governance, knowledge sharing and sustainability, Code for America will concentrate on three core areas for civic innovation: healthy communities, economic development, and safety and justice.

  • NTIA seeks comments on FirstNet opt out guidance

    NTIA seeks comments on FirstNet opt out guidance

    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is asking for input on guidelines for states building and funding their own networks.

  • Tracking cancer in real time

    Tracking cancer in real time

    California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease.

  • Faster and more accurate flood prediction

    Faster and more accurate flood prediction

    StormSense, a new flood forecasting project, will give emergency managers in coastal towns flood predictions so accurate that residents can be notified if they need to move their car one street over.

  • USDA funds 81 distance learning and telemedicine projects

    USDA funds 81 distance learning and telemedicine projects

    To help connect rural communities with medical specialists and educational programs in other parts of the country, the Department of Agriculture is awarding $23.4 million in grants to fund distance learning and telemedicine projects in 32 states.

  • Arizona agency testing Facebook at Work

    Arizona agency testing Facebook at Work

    Arizona Department of Administration will soon start using Facebook at Work as its main platform for internal communications.

  • 4 cities to host wireless research platforms

    4 cities to host wireless research platforms

    The new Advanced Wireless Research Initiative will deploy and use four city-scale testing platforms to study the next generation of wireless technologies.

  • Options for FirstNet opt-outs

    Options for FirstNet opt-outs

    An interoperability compliance matrix will document the technical standards, key data elements and network policies that will ensure state systems can work with the nationwide public safety broadband network.

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  • A cornerstone of government transparency gets an overhaul

    A cornerstone of government transparency gets an overhaul


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