Jim McKay, Justice and Public Safety Editor
Justice and Public Safety Editor
911 Mapping System Pinpoints Cell Phone Callers
February 02, 2010 - New GIS software eliminates steps and isolates location of 911 callers on a map.
Year in Review: H1N1 Pandemic Set to Hit Campuses
December 10, 2009 - Colleges and universities face unique challenges in fighting the swine flu.
Oregon Protects Communities From Deadly Chemical Weapons With Massive Wi-Fi Network
October 26, 2009 - Oregon's Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program keeps residents ready for emergencies.
Cops on the Tweet to Solve Crimes and Educate the Public
August 31, 2009 - Police use social networks for community policing.
Law Enforcement Database Tracks Gang Members Statewide
June 21, 2009 - MassGangs database helps Massachusetts police departments share information on gang activity.
Mark Weatherford: U.S. Must Protect Critical Infrastructure From Cyber-Threats
May 14, 2009 - California's chief security officer hopes to build that in state.
Claire Bailey, Arkansas CTO, Discusses State's Interoperability
May 01, 2009 - Arkansas CTO Claire Bailey gets public safety agencies and jurisdictions on the same wavelength.
Online Predators Targeted by Detectives Hired With Stimulus Money
April 08, 2009 - Online predators and cyber-enticement targeted by stimulus grants.
Facial Recognition Helps Indiana Secure Drivers' Licenses
March 17, 2009 - Indiana motor vehicle agency uses facial recognition technology to deter identity theft.
Sex Offenders' GPS Devices Not a Silver Bullet, States Say
January 31, 2009 - California, Arizona, Connecticut and other states discover that problems with GPS monitoring of sex offenders beg a more thoughtful approach.
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Positioning Your Community to Thrive
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.
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