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A New Industry Emerges in the Shadow of Twitter (Industry Perspective)
September 29, 2014 - A small but vibrant industry is changing the way governments, elected officials and citizens communicate.

Use of Facial Recognition Technology Grows for Law Enforcement Purposes
September 29, 2014 - The Raleigh, N.C., Police Department is the latest to choose the technology for criminal investigations.

Two California Cities Plan for Year of Coding
September 26, 2014 - West Sacramento and Vallejo will focus on health, and engagement between citizens and law enforcement, respectively

Google to Fund Metro Detroit Teacher Projects
September 24, 2014 - In all, more than 280 projects from Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties will be funded by Google -- at a cost of about $240,000.

Florida Atlantic University Gets $600,000 to Create Big Data Lab
September 23, 2014 - The new Big Data Training and Research Lab will allow FAU to do work it needs to do but simply isn't possible in its current data-mining lab.

How We Can Get Our Mobility Back
September 23, 2014 - Government has a big role to play as we work to develop an intelligent, multimodal transportation system.

Tacoma, Wash., Struggles with Text Message Retention
September 22, 2014 - Saving mobile communications from personal devices is a challenge for the Pacific Northwest city.

‘Dispatchers Save Seconds, Seconds Save Lives, Sometimes’
September 22, 2014 - 911 operators share stories of the difficulties in locating some cellphone callers.

Portland, Ore., to Hire a Chief Resilience Officer
September 18, 2014 - The City Council is scheduled to greenlight a $1 million grant application to the Rockefeller Foundation to help pay for the proposed position.

Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette Sues State to Change Email Practice
September 17, 2014 - Lawyers for the newspaper said the state’s practice violates the due process rights of the public seeking release of public records under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

New Haven Leading Charge for Ultra High-Speed Internet Access in Connecticut
September 16, 2014 - If successful, the plan would begin bringing affordable ultra high-speed Internet to homes and businesses around the state starting about three years from now.

When Citizens Decide How Public Money Is Spent
September 15, 2014 - A few American communities are experimenting with participatory budgeting at the neighborhood level. Their experiences can help guide others interested in giving the idea a try.

A Flexible Path to LMR for Buncombe County, N.C.
September 12, 2014 - A new land mobile radio system helps the county manage nearly 70,000 annual emergency calls across its rugged terrain.

Pittsburgh May Hold Key to Future of Tech
September 12, 2014 - Local entrepreneurs gathered on Thursday at AlphaLab Gear to discuss technology in Pittsburgh and how it will transform the city.

Ukrainian Hacker Wanted in W.Pa., Spotlights Difficulty of Cybercrime Fight
September 11, 2014 - The inability of federal prosecutors to nab the accused hacker shows how hard it can be for law enforcement to reach foreign hackers.

A Better Way to Manage Government’s Underutilized Property
September 11, 2014 - A startup emerging from academia wants to help cities get more value from publicly owned land.

Lexington, Ky. Mayor Eyes Gigabit City Status 
September 10, 2014 - Mayor Jim Gray said that within the next six months, the city will release a request for information to determine whether there is interest in a private-public partnership or commercial-only solution to build a fiber-optic network.

Editorial: Capital Region, NY Emerging as Tech Hub
September 9, 2014 - The region has scored impressive gains in technology-related jobs, and the latest employment data from the New York State Department of Labor would suggest the region could become another Silicon Valley.

Performance Management in Government: The Old Is New Again
September 8, 2014 - As they deploy modern, data-driven tools for public-sector efficiency, today's government leaders are building on work that began many decades ago.

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