Data & Analytics

Charging ahead: Data drives EV adoption for state and local fleets

With data captured by telematics solutions from electric vehicles, fleet managers can compare the performance of EVs with their gas-powered counterparts to validate projected savings and ramp up future electrification efforts.

Emerging Tech

Medical response app for mass casualty incidents

The Resource Information Tracking and Medical Communications Application will not only allow clinicians and local responders to chat and videoconference, but it will also create a common operating picture for officials managing a disaster.

Emerging Tech

DARPA seeks ‘top chef’ for 3D printed food

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants ideas for turning cellular biomass into safe, visually appealing, edible and palatable food that can support the military and civilians when traditional food is unavailable.

Emerging Tech

Scientists test GPS-free navigation

To calculate position without GPS, a team of researchers are using cosmic-ray muons -- subatomic particles can not only pass through the air, but also through rock, buildings and underground.

Cybersecurity

When people become data records, ‘low-resolution’ citizens struggle

When identity-authenticating systems are unevenly implemented, people whose identifying data contains errors or inconsistencies struggle to access connected government services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Glendale builds schedule optimizer for its police department

The city worked with Arizona State University to develop SmartBeats, a scheduling tool that optimizes the police department’s efficiency.

Emerging Tech

NIST calls for insights on emerging technologies

To ensure the U.S. can take full advantage of emerging technologies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is asking input in eight areas so it can craft a strategy that fosters economic growth and competitiveness.

Cybersecurity

Mississippi launches digital driver’s license

State residents can now store a digitized version of their driver’s license on their smartphone.

Emerging Tech

ShakeAlert comes to LA Metro

The earthquake warning technology will help protect the city’s bus and rail facilities by giving public transit officials and riders alerts before earthquake activity is felt.

Emerging Tech

Campus testbeds pilot smart city solutions to climate threats

Portland State University’s Digital City Testbed Center is exploring ways to raise the public’s awareness about environmental threats before deploying applications at scale.

Emerging Tech

A chunk of Chinese satellite almost hit the International Space Station. They dodged it – but the space junk problem is getting worse

With about 36,500 artificial objects larger than 10cm across circling the planet, space debris has become a major concern for the nearly 5,000 satellites currently operating in low Earth orbit.

Emerging Tech

Virginia builds AI-, RPA-as-a-service offering for state agencies

Already deploying robotic process automation as a service, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency is working to offer artificial intelligence as a service to the commonwealth’s 65 agencies.

Emerging Tech

Prepping responders for automated vehicles

A new report proposes a curriculum for helping first responders, police and crash scene investigators understand rapidly changing automated vehicle technology.

Emerging Tech

Tampa CV pilot seeks volunteers

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority is looking to recruit 300 volunteers to test connected vehicle applications.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Get to know the 2021 Public Sector Innovation winners

These 12 projects at the federal, state and local levels show just how transformative government IT can be.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DOD smooths funding path for entrepreneurs

The Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal makes it easier for entrepreneurs to present great ideas to the Defense Department.

Data & Analytics

Census rebuilds construction data collection, analysis processes

By automating the classification of construction activities shown in satellite images, the Census Bureau has eliminated the need to manually collect and process data from thousands of survey responses.

Emerging Tech

Machine learning spots language disparities to improve COVID-19 tracing

Thanks to researchers at Stanford University, public health officials in Stata Clara County, California, can better predict individual’s language needs, helping contact tracers resolve cases faster.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Keeping tabs on responders’ mental health

After responding to more than double the typical number of deaths in the past 18 months, the Harris County, Texas, Northwest Volunteer Fire Department began using a cloud-based employee behavior and performance tool to more easily track and follow up with responders attending to critical incidents.

Emerging Tech

DIU tests portable private 5G network for responders

Responders arriving first at a remote incident can launch a private cellular network using a vehicle-mounted, backpack, hand-carried or wearable node.

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