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Russell Nichols

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Smart Highways, Smarter Drivers
January 04, 2011 - Seattle launches one of the nation's first Active Traffic Management systems. The technology is designed to help drivers both avoid existing traffic congestion prevent future congestion from forming.

Police Streamline E-Forensics With Data Storage and Capture
October 29, 2010 - Massive volumes of data, multiple copies, hidden and encrypted files expand the challenges for investigative teams.

Can Strategic Sourcing Efforts Streamline Procurement?
October 27, 2010 - Despite the New York state comptroller's rejection of a $7.5 billion IT staff augmentation consulting contract, the State CIO/Office for Technology stands by its cost methodology.

Biometric Devices Help New Jersey County Track Delivery of Homeless Services
October 27, 2010 - Bergen County, N.J., uses fingerprint scanners to accurately deliver social services to the homeless.

Smart Cameras Aim to Stop Crimes Before They Occur
October 26, 2010 - East Orange, N.J., Police Department uses surveillance cameras, sensor technology and predictive analytics to identify crimes before they happen.

Montana Data Center Blows Hot Air to Keep Servers Cool
October 15, 2010 - Montana officials believe it's the first U.S. state to install a 'heat wheel' in its data center, which uses climate control technology to keep server temperatures and costs down.

Can Surveillance Cameras With ‘Eyelids’ Prevent Crime, Protect Privacy?
October 13, 2010 - The Marshfield, Mass., Police Department has deployed more than a dozen video cameras in high-risk public buildings to secure town infrastructure.

Google Apps Wins Support in Smaller Governments Too
October 08, 2010 - As state and local governments debate the security and potential cost savings of private data storage, Greenwood County, S.C., migrated to a Google Apps solution.

First Responders Looking Forward to New 4G Network
October 07, 2010 - By the end of 2010, Verizon plans to launch a massive long term evolution (LTE) network, reaching 110 million Americans in 38 major markets across the country.

Agencies Contract With Private Sponsors to Fund State and Local Properties
October 05, 2010 - State and local agencies seek ad space and sponsors to keep afloat financially.

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