State & Local

Pittsburgh pairs startups with city departments

PGH Lab program gives local startups a chance to work with the city to test new technologies and services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

Researchers from Penn State are developing a high performance computing-based framework to evaluate accident traffic data from police reports across California to find patterns related to deaths and severe injuries.

State & Local

NYC schools moving to e-books

The city’s contract with Amazon will allow more than 1,800 public schools to purchase digital books through an online marketplace.

Cybersecurity

Persistent tracking of endpoint devices takes on insider threats

Absolute’s Endpoint Data Discovery allows organizations to identify and protect sensitive data stored on endpoint devices outside the enterprise network.

NASA hackathon takes off in Pasadena

Winners of the Pasadena, Calif., NASA Space Apps Challenge delivered apps for monitoring air quality and protecting astronauts from space dust.

Data & Analytics

One year later: The Police Data Initiative celebrates growth

Participation in the Police Data Initiative has grown to 53 jurisdictions, which have released over 90 datasets of information to the public.

State & Local

NYC eyes mobile pay for transit

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released a public bid for a new fare payment system that uses contactless smart cards and mobile phones.

Data & Analytics

NIST releases analytics roadmap for responder tech

The National Institute of Standards and Technology outlines research gaps and opportunities for effective use of data analytics by public safety organizations.

State & Local

National traffic data collection proposed

The Federal Highway Administration wants states to report transportation metrics on travel times, congestion and emissions.

Cybersecurity

Feds' trust in agency cybersecurity erodes

A new survey shows a significant decline over the past two years in federal employees’ trust in their agency’s ability to protect information systems.

Cybersecurity

Smart badge features indoor location tracking

The mBeaconCard identity card enables wireless tracking and contactless applications, such as access control, payments processing and workforce analytics.

Cybersecurity

‘Textalyzer’ may give police evidence of distracted driving

A bill in New York calls for a device that can field-test electronic devices after an accident for proof of their unlawful use while driving.

Data & Analytics

In-Q-Tel invests in social media mining

The CIA’s venture capital arm has taken an equity stake in at least four social media mining and surveillance firms.

NASA to help DHS with crowdsourcing

Partnering with NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation will give the Department of Homeland Security access to the space agency’s crowdsourcing resources.

Cybersecurity

Government still failing to protect IT systems

A new report finds that government agencies at all levels ranked dead last in cybersecurity against major private industries.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Million Veteran Program signs up bio analysis firm for hybrid cloud

Seven Bridges is building software to link local and remote infrastructure so that researchers can quickly perform reproducible and shareable analysis.

Data & Analytics

LA maps its trash troubles

The Los Angeles CleanStat program will help target additional resources to communities with the greatest need.

Cybersecurity

Putting cybersecurity culture in the spotlight

A panel of chief information security officers discussed how they make employees part of the agency’s cybersecurity defense.

Data & Analytics

Mayor for a day: Game challenges New Orleans residents to balance the budget

The Big Easy Budget Game uses the city’s financial data to give players the ability to create their own version of the operating budget.

State & Local

Caltrans partners with Waze to share traffic data

Goal is to put better data into both the popular traffic app and California's own transit services.

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