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Optimizing Atlanta’s 911 Systems with Data Science
July 29, 2014 - The project's goals include reducing dispatch time, managing human capital more efficiently, and creating a decision-making tool for the Atlanta 911 Center leadership.

Smart Energy Grid to Keep Potsdam, N.Y. Powered During Emergencies
July 29, 2014 - The proposed grid promises to provide a “localized source of power that would be more energy-efficient and resilient,” one that will lower delivery costs, making energy cheaper for customers, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

S.F. Startup Brigade Will Use Tech to Boost Civic Involvement
July 23, 2014 - Lead by San Francisco entrepreneur, Matt Mahan, the startup Brigade’s goal is to create a nonpartisan platform where people can discuss the issues of the day, share news and organize.

Oklahoma City Traffic Commission Approves Regulating App-Based Ride Services
July 22, 2014 - The proposed update of the city’s “vehicle-for-hire” ordinances will now go to the city council, where it will be reviewed at least three times before official changes are made.

Pittsburgh's Bureau of Building Inspection Still Not Computerized
July 21, 2014 - In 2009, the city passed a resolution with Accela Inc. to develop and install a Web-based permitting system called Citizens Access Module. Today, the bureau continues to operate largely on paper.

NYC to Release 135 Data Sets by 2014
July 18, 2014 - The data sets are intended for use by citizens, businesses, non-profit groups and entrepreneurs, and complement the city’s current archive of more than 1,300 data sets.

Boulder County, Colorado: Integrated Service Delivery
July 18, 2014 - The Department of Housing and Human Services system includes tools that allow employees to track clients’ case histories, refer clients to additional programs and collaborate with other Department caseworkers.

San Francisco Seeks Civic Innovation Fellows
July 17, 2014 - Fellows will have the opportunity to manage projects associated with data-driven decison-making, open data standards, prototypes for workforce innovation, and more. Apply by July 31.

Upgrading Customer Service in Atlanta’s Municipal Courts
July 16, 2014 - Since late February, Code for America fellows have been hard at work to move Atlanta forward, focusing on infrastructure, open data and municipal court inefficiencies.

Is Milwaukee the No. 1 City for Tech?
July 15, 2014 - Despite topping a list recently published by a staffing company, there's no statistical foundation for the city's recent tech-related notoriety.

New Computer System Puts Pinellas County, Fla. Court Officials on Same Page
July 15, 2014 - Dubbed “Odyssey,” county officials say it replaces the 30-year-old Criminal Justice Information System which they characterized as clunky and outdated.

Seattle Approves New Regulations That Satisfy Ride-Share and Taxi Drivers
July 15, 2014 - The Seattle City Council on Monday approved new regulations for app-dispatched ride services, largely adopting a compromise proposal brokered by Mayor Ed Murray in June that lifted caps on ride-service vehicles while increasing insurance requirements and awarding new licenses for taxis.

Editorial: Weld County, Colo.'s Bad Dispatch Software Under-Delivers
July 10, 2014 - The decision to award a new contract to a company called Spillman Technologies Inc. has turned into a multimillion-dollar mistake for taxpayers.

A Livable City Solution: The Powerful Potential of Microgrids
July 9, 2014 - When it comes to urban energy — and its ever-increasing consumption — resiliency, reliability and accessibility will be critical factors in ensuring a sustainable supply.

Ottawa County, Mich., Technology Collaborative Expands, Tech Solutions Discussed
June 30, 2014 - City officials decided to look at the possibility of partnering with neighboring communities, expanding what was initially a telephony project and creating a technology collaboration.

Hacker Puts 'Peculiar' Message on Brunswick, Md., Website
June 27, 2014 - Although the city administrator could not recall the exact wording of the message on Brunswick’s website, Bob McGrory said the message reported to be on the fair’s website when it was attacked reminded him of what he saw on Brunswick’s site.

Milwaukee Police May Target Lyft, Uber in Enforcement Efforts
June 27, 2014 - The city's License Division, after consulting with the city attorney's office, has concluded that Lyft and Uber have been operating in violation of existing city ordinances.

Gainesville, Fla., Publishes Mayor's, Commissioners' Emails in Searchable Database
June 25, 2014 - A new website is saving one Florida city time and money while achieving the oft-cited goal of government transparency.

Dallas Emerges as Regional Hub for Data Centers
June 25, 2014 - The need for center space increases as more multinational corporations expand, making Dallas’ location and the low energy costs in North Texas ideal for data center providers to set up shop.

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