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How Denver's Attracting Top Private-Sector Talent from Places Like Chipotle
October 24, 2014 - The city's new hiring approach has inspired many to take big pay cuts to work in government.

Next-Gen 911: Two States, Two Approaches to Implementation
October 24, 2014 - Connecticut and Kansas are working to install next-generation 911 systems, which some say are a necessity in an ever-burgeoning wireless mobile society.

Texas High-Speed Rail Routes Revealed
October 24, 2014 - The 240-mile project, which could be the first high-speed rail line in America, is expected to get people between the two cities in 90 minutes. If funding is secured and federal approval granted, the train could be running by 2021.

Los Angeles First in U.S. to Post Fire Response Times Online
October 24, 2014 - The LAFD has posted the information on its website, which details overall average response times and those for each of the individual 102 stations in the city.

New Players Drive Innovation in California's Power Sector
October 24, 2014 - Ventures were touted by supporters at a recent energy symposium as a disruptive force with the potential to transform the energy grid.

Fusion Centers: Have They Found Their Sweet Spot?
October 23, 2014 - Increased state investment in fusion centers may suggest a change of opinion on the information-gathering groups.

Bloomington, Ind., Firefighters Cite Problems with New Dispatch System
October 23, 2014 - Critics complain they are back to where they were 10 to 15 years ago, listening to each and every radio call to determine which fire station and fire truck should respond to each new call.

Bay Area Company Wants to Disrupt 911
October 23, 2014 - Despite the rapid onset of mobile devices, GPS and high-speed Internet, the nation’s emergency response system is largely a relic frozen in time. But perhaps one East Bay company can finally drag 911 into the 21st century.

New Seattle CISO Talks Data Security Agility, Adaptability
October 22, 2014 - Seattle's acting CISO was hired in a permanent capacity, and says that when it comes to data security, the government's responsibilities increasingly align with those of the private sector.

Next Century Cities: 32 Cities Form Broadband Collective
October 22, 2014 - Through Next Century Cities, leaders will gain opportunities to work with partner cities, share knowledge and assist in development of next-generation broadband networks.

New Orleans Cuts Murder Rate Using Data Analytics
October 22, 2014 - City officials have amassed a significant amount of crime statistics to identify high risk individuals, criminal social networks and the neighborhoods that foster them.

Penn State's Innovation Park to Expand
October 22, 2014 - Designs for a building with 60,000 square feet of leasable space were ditched, and architects revamped their efforts to come up with a building that had greater economic potential — with 82,000 square feet of leasable space.

University of Texas Gets Money to Study New Energy Source in Gulf of Mexico
October 22, 2014 - The university plans to use the funding to harvest and analyze core samples of methane hydrate from sandstone reservoirs thousands of feet under the Gulf - the first time the deposits have been retrieved from U.S. waters.

Oak Ridge Lab to Help Chattanooga Utility Use Grid Data to Improve Power
October 21, 2014 - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory boasts one of the fastest and biggest computers in the world, and conducts much of the basic scientific research that power companies and utilities can build upon to serve their customers.

Plans for Manchester, N.H., Solar Array Project Move Forward
October 21, 2014 - A committee on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding, authorizing American Capital Energy to plan and arrange financing for a solar array at the city's landfill, along with smaller arrays on the roofs of selected buildings.

Confronting the West’s Water Crisis
October 21, 2014 - A new report highlights opportunities to improve water management in drought-stricken Western states.

L.A. Unified Says it Believes Superintendent Deasy Acted Ethically on iPads
October 20, 2014 - A separation agreement released by the district made reference to its ongoing investigation, but added that "the Board anticipates that the Inspector General's report will confirm" that Deasy acted appropriately.

Supervisor Wants San Francisco to Seize Opening to Lay Wi-Fi Cable
October 20, 2014 - Supervisor David Chiu’s “Dig Once” proposal would require private and public agencies digging up streets for other work to allow the placement of city-owned conduits that can be used for fiber-optic cables.

Los Angeles Wants to Ban Parking Space Sales Via Apps
October 20, 2014 - In an 11-0 vote, the council requested that the City Attorney’s office draft a measure to ensure that parking spaces are not hoarded by companies and are fully available to the general public.

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