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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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Seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, Calif.  
States, Cities Get Creative About Recycling Water
Reusing water is a possible solution as half the country experiences severe drought.

Jul 23, 2014
 
Tucson Gets Arizona's First Bitcoin ATM
Javelin Investments LLC, a Tucson company, owns and operates the machine— one of only about 145 bitcoin ATMs worldwide and about 25 in the U.S., according to various tracking sites.

Jul 23, 2014
SFPD officers  
California’s JusticeMobile Redefines Police Work in the Field
The California Department of Justice’s mobile application platform sends vital information to officers’ smartphones.

Jul 22, 2014
Rough Creek Fire 2013  
Tech Meets Nature: Remote System Monitors Wildfires
Fire officials for Idaho's Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest are testing a new system that’s been especially useful in keeping an eye on blazes that they choose not to suppress.

Jul 22, 2014
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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
NYC to Release 135 Data Sets by 2014
The data sets are intended for use by citizens, businesses, non-profit groups and entrepreneurs, and complement the city’s current archive of more than 1,300 data sets.

Jul 18, 2014
Boulder County, Colorado: Integrated Service Delivery
The Department of Housing and Human Services system includes tools that allow employees to track clients’ case histories, refer clients to additional programs and collaborate with other Department caseworkers.

Jul 18, 2014
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