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California’s JusticeMobile Redefines Police Work in the Field

The California Department of Justice’s mobile application platform sends vital information to officers’ smartphones.

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Emails Show Allegheny County, Pa., Council Investigated Potential Snooping
The council is considering bids from two companies to protect internal communications; the chosen company would develop a computer server separate from the executive and other offices.

Jul 29, 2014
UC Irvine Researchers Receive Grant to Study ‘Crowdprogramming’
As part of the grant work, the UC Irvine team plans to create a publicly available platform for crowdfunding called CrowdCode, a tool set designed to address the intricacies of crowd programming.

Jul 29, 2014
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California Officials Want to Build a 'Total Disaster City' for Training
The $56 million training facility would pit emergency crews against a variety of realistic, pressure-packed simulated disasters.

Jul 29, 2014
Smart grid  
The Infrastructure the Next Generation of Cities Will Need
It will be technology that will enable "Cities 3.0" -- the transformation of metropolitan centers into hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Jul 29, 2014
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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
Pittsburgh's Bureau of Building Inspection Still Not Computerized
In 2009, the city passed a resolution with Accela Inc. to develop and install a Web-based permitting system called Citizens Access Module. Today, the bureau continues to operate largely on paper.

Jul 21, 2014
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