Government Technology

Elaine Rundle

Staff Writer

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Recent Articles

Solar-Powered Self-Compacting Trash Bins Save City Labor, Fuel
January 07, 2010 - Pasadena, Calif., expects to save $61,400 annually in reduced labor and fuel through the use of 52 specialized trash cans that automatically compact waste.

Electronic Document Management Streamlines Florida Court System
November 22, 2009 - Hillsborough County, Fla., saves paper and time with enterprise content management system.

Power Management Solution Reduces Police Car Dead Batteries, Emissions
November 16, 2009 - The Dallas Police Department piloted anti-idling technology that operates a car's electrical system while it's turned off. Laptops, lights, radios and other equipment are powered.

Cities Use RFID and Bar Codes in Recycling Incentive Program
November 11, 2009 - Michigan and Florida cities offer residents coupons and discounts in exchange for recycling.

Biometric Access System Distributes Weapons, Tasers to Police Officers
November 04, 2009 - The Troy, N.Y., Police Department implements computerized lockers that verify officers' identities and equipment access privileges.

Rhode Island Tracks H1N1 Using Electronic Prescription Data
October 30, 2009 - E-prescription data is sent to Rhode Island health officials to help identify potential H1N1 outbreaks and affected age groups.

Handheld Fingerprint Scanners Let Florida Police Identify Individuals in the Field
October 27, 2009 - Sarasota County, Fla., Sheriff's Office deployed handheld devices that scan fingerprints and connect to state and local databases.

Universities Pilot Amazon.com's Kindle DX in the Classroom
September 22, 2009 - Seven universities countrywide are participating in the pilot project, which provides Kindle DXs to 40 to 60 students.

Iowa County Surveys Citizens to Determine Emergency Volunteer Capabilities
September 17, 2009 - Adair County, Iowa, is surveying its citizens to determine how they want to help following a disaster and what they could contribute to the response effort.

Prisons Provide Local Disaster Aid
September 13, 2009 - California's state prisons have components in their emergency plans to assist their communities during a disaster.

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