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Predictive Policing: The Promise and Perils

As analytical tools have become more sophisticated and data sets much larger, the ability to forecast crime has grown more nuanced.

Digital Communities Features

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Boston CIO Discusses Importance of Connectivity in City Services
Jascha Franklin-Hodge says connecting with the city’s tech community is part of his job, as is making sure technology in City Hall is running well and up-to-date.

Sep 22, 2014
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Researchers Study Ways to Protect Power Grid from Solar Storms
In the digital age, damage to sensitive communication networks and power grids could be crippling.

Sep 22, 2014
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NYC BigApps Winners Poised to Improve New York
Seven winners grab honors for civic tech solutions from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Sep 19, 2014
L.A. School District Will Double Staff to Help with iPad Rollout
Getting aid to L.A. Unified schools and teachers was one key recommendation from a critical evaluation of the district's $1.3-billion technology program.

Sep 19, 2014
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Tacoma, Wash., Struggles with Text Message Retention
Saving mobile communications from personal devices is a challenge for the Pacific Northwest city.

Sep 22, 2014
‘Dispatchers Save Seconds, Seconds Save Lives, Sometimes’
911 operators share stories of the difficulties in locating some cellphone callers.

Sep 22, 2014
Portland, Ore., to Hire a Chief Resilience Officer
The City Council is scheduled to greenlight a $1 million grant application to the Rockefeller Foundation to help pay for the proposed position.

Sep 18, 2014
Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette Sues State to Change Email Practice
Lawyers for the newspaper said the state’s practice violates the due process rights of the public seeking release of public records under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

Sep 17, 2014
New Haven Leading Charge for Ultra High-Speed Internet Access in Connecticut
If successful, the plan would begin bringing affordable ultra high-speed Internet to homes and businesses around the state starting about three years from now.

Sep 16, 2014
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Digital Cities Survey

The Center for Digital Government's Digital Cities Survey is conducted annually in the summer: July - August. All United States cities, towns, villages and consolidated city/county governments are invited to participate in this survey. The awards are presented concurrently with the NLC conference held each November.

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Digital Counties Survey

The Center for Digital Government's Digital Counties Survey is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) annually in the spring: March - April. All U.S. counties are invited to participate (consolidated county-city jurisdictions are invited to participate in the Digital Cities Survey in the summer). The awards are presented during NACO's annual conference each July.

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