State & Local

Houston's smart kiosks aid wayfinding, promote local attractions

The kiosks offer a free Wi-Fi hotspot and feature a dual-sided 65” touchscreen that displays digital advertising, location-based informational listings and interactive applications to promote local businesses and points of interest.

Data & Analytics

Roadway analytics helps cities manage traffic

An artificial intelligence-based platform will give city managers better data on congestion, public safety and greenhouse gas emissions.

Emerging Tech

Michigan to build nation's first EV charging public road

The inductive charging technology, which will power electric vehicles as they drive over it, will be installed under a one-mile stretch of road in Detroit.

Data & Analytics

New Orleans leans into data to reduce over-incarceration

A $474K grant will provide the city with data and analytic assistance to reduce over-incarceration and address racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal legal system.

Data & Analytics

NY spearheads regional, data-driven approach to tracing illegal guns

The state plans to improve data analysis and information sharing with neighboring states, federal agencies and local law enforcement partners and beef up the analytical capabilities of the State Police.

Data & Analytics

Dashburgh: Pittsburgh's open data portal

With the open data dashboard, officials and residents can see cards, charts and maps on city operations.

Data & Analytics

Better data for improved criminal justice

The Justice Counts initiative will give state decision-makers access to up-to-date, actionable criminal justice data.

Public Safety

What responders really think about communications tech

Easy access to data from an extensive survey of over 7,000 first responders can inform development and deployment of public safety communications technology.

Data & Analytics

Data, fines and threats to compel water conservation

California's Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is giving its affluent residents access to their water consumption data to discourage overuse.

Data & Analytics

Mobile apps help community with annual homeless count

Kansas City and Houston are using mobile apps to more accurately conduct their point in time homelessness counts.

Cybersecurity

Think twice before scanning that QR code, FBI warns

The FBI is warning that cybercriminals are tampering with QR codes to redirect victims to malicious sites that steal login and financial information.

Data & Analytics

Can AI-powered congestion pricing improve transportation equity?

New research suggests big data and machine learning can create an equitable approach to tolling and improve traffic congestion.

Data & Analytics

Las Vegas taps digital twin for sustainability

With a digital twin, the city can leverage street-level data collected through IoT sensors to model future energy use, emissions, mobility and emergency management.

State & Local

City heat officers lean into tech to control temperatures, inform response

The newly appointed chief heat officers in Miami-Dade County and Phoenix are using innovative materials and data to address urban heat challenges.

Cybersecurity

Cities in Texas hit by QR-code phishing scam

Austin, Houston and San Antonio have been affected by a phishing scam designed to get users to pay for parking using fraudulent QR codes pasted on public meters.

Emerging Tech

NIST measures trees’ impact on 5G networks

As cities roll out 5G networks, researchers are helping calculate signal loss caused by foliage.

Emerging Tech

Forest Service partners on development of handheld spectrometer

The handheld device -- already used by federal agencies to detect chemicals, explosives and other drugs – will be enhanced to analyze toxic pesticides used in marijuana fields illegally planted on federal lands.

State & Local

LA Secure app protects mobile users from security threats

The app prevents users on public Wi-Fi from inadvertently opening malicious links and accessing rogue networks.

Emerging Tech

NWS seeks machine learning to translate hurricane warnings

To better serve Spanish speaking communities across the country, the National Weather Service is looking for machine learning powered translation.

Data & Analytics

Ohio launches platform to match foster children with families

Using a specialized search engine and a family tree building tool, social workers will be able to connect foster children to extended family members.

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