CIO Leadership Task Force provides a unique forum for Chief Information Officers from the
largest cities and counties in the U.S. to privately interact, both through an online
collaboration site and in regular face-to-face meetings. It offers these leaders an on-going
opportunity to share information and experiences, and to discussing IT challenges facing larger
The Digital Infrastructure Task Force is a collaborative networking group for government IT
professionals. Through timely exchange of information and experiences, both online and through
regular face to face meetings, municipal and regional government members help each other to
make smarter technology decisions for their communities.
The Law Enforcement Task Force is a collaborative networking group for local law enforcement
officials from across the nation. In online and regular face to face meetings, both sworn and
civilian law enforcement officials come here to discuss technology trends, collaboration and
information sharing opportunities within the local law enforcement community.
October 27, 2009 - Alexander Sutin and a team of acoustics experts at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey are developing a system that tracks the traffic by listening to the noise it produces
October 16, 2009 - According to a report in the Chinese Science Bulletin, the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information (CAS), University of Science and Technology of China has recently demonstrated a metropolitan Quantum Cryptography Network (QCN) for government administration in Wuhu, China.
October 13, 2009 - The latest news is that the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell UAVhas flown 23 hours and 17 minutes, setting an unofficial flight endurance record for a fuel-cell powered flight.
October 05, 2009 - Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect traces from chemical weapons in a matter of a seconds. The sensors will also sense traces of illegal drugs.
September 18, 2009 - Tecnalia Technological Corporation has introduced innovative robots at Euskotren's station in Atxuri (Bilbao) and which are mobile, multifunctional, collaborative, autonomous and polyvalent, suitable for a wide range of work from street cleaning and rubbish collection to accompanying elderly people.
September 14, 2009 - Researchers have created what they refer to as an optoelectronic nose - an artificial nose for the detection of toxic industrial chemicals that is simple, fast, inexpensive, and works by visualizing colors.
September 09, 2009 - the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with support from the Department of Homeland Security, has developed a new certified reference material, Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2905, Trace Particulate Explosives.
September 04, 2009 - In the two new research projects, Phadke is the principle investigator (PI) and Thorp is the Co-PI of a project with funding of $1.5 million, while Thorp leads the Virginia Tech team as a subcontractor for the second $1.1 million project. Both projects seek to enhance the effective use of synchrophasors.
Digital Communities (DC) is e.Republic‘s local government program. The particular strength
of DC is its focus on encouraging collaboration and creating productive relationships between and
among cities, counties, regions and select private sector companies uniquely positioned to help
improve the delivery of public services.