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San Jose Police: First Bay Area Law Enforcement Agency With Drone
Department officials got the unmanned aircraft in January for the purpose of aiding the department bomb squad in assessing threats, according to police spokesman Officer Albert Morales.

Jul 31, 2014
Procurement: Short-Term Approaches to a Long-Term Challenge
There’s no question that addressing procurement effectively is a long-term challenge. In the short-term, however, there are some approaches that human services agencies can consider to begin bending existing processes in their favor.

Jul 31, 2014
U.S. DOT Hails Streetcar Service in Tucson
The Sun Link is a good example of modern streetcar services that are bringing a new transportation option to communities across the country – or in some cases, bringing back an old one.

Jul 31, 2014
AT&T Unveils Plan to Bring High-Speed Broadband to Charlotte, N.C.
AT&T, like Google, says its fiber-optic network will offer upload and download broadband speeds up to 100 times faster than current broadband service.

Jul 31, 2014
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Private Chattanooga ISP Says City-Owned Expansion Isn't the Solution for 'Digital Deserts'
With federal grants and built-in tax advantages, the muni broadband offering enjoys an unfair advantage over private telecom companies, says one private ISP owner.

Jul 30, 2014
Optimizing Atlanta’s 911 Systems with Data Science
The project's goals include reducing dispatch time, managing human capital more efficiently, and creating a decision-making tool for the Atlanta 911 Center leadership.

Jul 29, 2014
Smart Energy Grid to Keep Potsdam, N.Y. Powered During Emergencies
The proposed grid promises to provide a “localized source of power that would be more energy-efficient and resilient,” one that will lower delivery costs, making energy cheaper for customers, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

Jul 29, 2014
S.F. Startup Brigade Will Use Tech to Boost Civic Involvement
Lead by San Francisco entrepreneur, Matt Mahan, the startup Brigade’s goal is to create a nonpartisan platform where people can discuss the issues of the day, share news and organize.

Jul 23, 2014
Oklahoma City Traffic Commission Approves Regulating App-Based Ride Services
The proposed update of the city’s “vehicle-for-hire” ordinances will now go to the city council, where it will be reviewed at least three times before official changes are made.

Jul 22, 2014
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