The Dallas Police Department piloted anti-idling technology that operates a car's electrical system while it's turned off. Laptops, lights, radios and other equipment are powered.
Michigan and Florida cities offer residents coupons and discounts in exchange for recycling.
The Troy, N.Y., Police Department implements computerized lockers that verify officers' identities and equipment access privileges.
E-prescription data is sent to Rhode Island health officials to help identify potential H1N1 outbreaks and affected age groups.
Sarasota County, Fla., Sheriff's Office deployed handheld devices that scan fingerprints and connect to state and local databases.
Seven universities countrywide are participating in the pilot project, which provides Kindle DXs to 40 to 60 students.
Adair County, Iowa, is surveying its citizens to determine how they want to help following a disaster and what they could contribute to the response effort.
Through the Radio Ready Program, Santa Barbara County teamed with local radio stations to install satellite communications equipment to ensure the distribution of information to the public.
San Bernardino County reduces waste and increases accuracy by automatically dispensing prescriptions for inmates.
DC Fleet Share program increases car sharing and eliminates unused vehicles.
The second annual Power IT Down Day is August 27; state and local governments are urged to participate and reap the monetary savings.
Catawba County, N.C., held public meetings to garner citizen feedback for its new hazard mitigation plan and in the process developed a new public-private partnership.
The Phoenix Police Department uses digital pens to store information, reducing the amount of time assessing threat vulnerability in critical infrastructure and key resources.
9/11 changed the way officials view port security and led to new technologies and regulations.
X-ray system, daytime binocular, video aids for pandemic preparation, radiation protection.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is conducting the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review of its policies and priorities, and will provide Web-based dialog sessions to garner feedback.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded grants to 26 colleges and universities to address the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Boston's Citizen Connect iPhone application will let residents make complaints -- complete with a photo and location information -- about city nuisances.
The Multi-Band Radio Project seeks to address interoperability's challenges through the use of a radio that enables communication regardless of the frequency a first responder is operating on.
USAspending.gov revamped to track more than $70 billion in federal government IT spending, providing increased transparency for taxpayers.
Jefferson County, Texas, counts down the days remaining in hurricane season and provides emergency preparedness information on electronic billboards.
Increased officer safety, improved efficiency and reduced paper use among benefits seen.
San Francisco's EcoFinder iPhone application provides location-based information to help residents find the best location to recycle different materials.
Conrad Cross, CIO of Orlando, Fla., said the city wanted to update employees' technology, but discovered energy savings during the initiative.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it's working to streamline the grant process and fund projects that have staying power beyond a single grant cycle.
Ann Arbor Public Schools utilized a Readiness Emergency Management for Schools grant to help secure the school environment and train teachers and administrators.
Virginia state agencies can join in a green challenge in which metrics, like frequency of teleworking and video conferencing, will be tracked beginning June 15.
Using a Web-based service, two facilities in the Oregon Department of Corrections deliver unified messages to their communities or staff.
South Carolina Emergency Management Division's hurricane guide provides statewide information for residents and an example for other state agencies.
Campus emergency managers face tough questions in preparing for global emergencies.
Focus on Energy provides education and monetary incentives for installing energy-efficient technologies in Wisconsin.
Exit device, radiation search tool, body-armor vests, mapping camera.
President Barack Obama's national fuel efficiency policy requires new vehicles to meet an average requirement of 39.5 miles per gallon by 2016.
Wayne Township, N.J., saved more than $52,000 annually by consolidating its phone and Internet services.
Chief security scientist says with technology, like mobile phones, being used for more purposes, beware of misuse and negative consequences.
Craig Fugate, who hails from state and local government, takes top post at FEMA.
New York City's unified call taking program combines the police and fire 911 call taking and dispatch systems.
The NYPD's addition of 40 Nissan Altima Hybrids brings its number of hybrid vehicles to more than 100.
Swine flu has "pandemic potential," according to World Health Organization director general.
San Jose will convert 125 streetlights to LEDs by June.
Virginia's secretary of technology to join the administration as chief technology officer.
President Barack Obama named 10 projects likely to receive stimulus funding and identified three funding tracks.
The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority expects $3.8 million in grants to create 155 jobs and attract $19 million from private sources.
The surveillance system is monitored by a centralized command center and will aid in investigating customer complaints and keeping passengers and employees safe.
John Holdren suggests that radical technologies may be the next step in fighting global warming.
The National Association of Counties offers tips and will hold a webinar to provide information and answer questions.
Kentucky's Transit Authority of River City plans to spend $5.37 million of stimulus funding on hybrid buses.
California Department of Water Resources uses risk simulation model called CalLite to evaluate effects of water management policies.
Los Angeles and Anchorage, Alaska, cut energy consumption with LEDs and central controls.
Roy Mentkow: Technology Director Keeps Roanoke, Va., on the Cutting Edge
Environmental experts discuss state's greenhouse gas emission goals, want to revise traditional thinking about green technologies.
J. Pari Sabety: Ohio Budget Director Aids Huge ERP Deployment
The California High-Speed Rail Authority wants to determine what projects it can get stimulus bill funding for, but is lost because there are no requirements.
Fugate, Florida's emergency management director, to appear in New Orleans tomorrow for an event with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Doug Thomas: Lincoln, Nebraska's E-Government Pioneer
Launched as a green initiative, Desktop Authority controls computers' power schemes and allows for individual energy-conservation customization.
'Vulcan' map layer lets users track pollution from power plants and factories, or by U.S. location.
A breakdown of the stimulus bill's funding for energy-efficient investments.
Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu announced the stimulus bill funding reorganization in order to quickly get new investments in energy projects and create jobs.
Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Emergency Management Agency and others will have an interoperable network up and running as soon as December 2009.
Approved stimulus package allots nearly $6 billion to help clean up weapons sites like the Hanford Site -- the U.S.'s most contaminated area.
George Szakacs wants Seabrook to have virtualization and an upstairs 911 center.
Historic droughts in California, Georgia and elsewhere prompt cities to turn to IT -- like GIS maps -- for conservation help.
Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra joins Padmasree Warrior in running to be first federal CTO.
Response team helps first responders in disaster recovery and expects nothing in return.
With the new oil filters, state vehicles will consume up to 70 percent less oil.
The state's second wind farm can generate up to 57 megawatts of electricity daily.
Johns Hopkins University launches a system that detects a gunshot's acoustic signature and automatically reports it to campus security.
Gloucester Township, N.J., uses system to increase student safety and obtain metrics for school buses and other city vehicles.
Deputy Director Patrick Hale to leave Michigan state role; Lohrmann and Trent Carpenter step up.
Anchorage, Alaska, replaced 1,200 streetlights to save money and increase energy efficiency.
Solar maps let citizens investigate their home's solar potential and learn about local installations.
Emergency management agency aids Kansas City, Mo., after it's buried under tons of debris.
Los Angeles launched the goal of installing 1.3 GW of photovoltaic power by 2020.
Public-private partnership aims to provide schools with renewable energy.
Citizens use cell phones to text-message crime tips to cops in Connecticut and Washington, D.C.
Judge halts initiative, says fuel-efficiency standards can only be imposed by the federal government.
After McCain presidential campaign videos were removed from YouTube, letters between the two organizations give users insight into the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Florida city seeks to encourage private and public solar power investment through 20-year monetary initiative.
Hawaiian county's new Web site helps decrease its carbon footprint, while offering more information and resources.
Online document management offers benefits -- but some worry about security.
Installing solar power fields and retrofitting old technology will save state penitentiaries 25 million kilowatt hours annually.
The state prepares to build a 346-megawatt power station.
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative makes power plants bid for carbon emission allotments.
Map gives information on local solar installations and helps citizens discover their roof's solar potential.
SustainableAtlanta.org will be a hub for building a more environmentally conscious city.
The state investigates the environmental benefits of traffic camera systems.
Arizona agencies hold virtual meetings, cut carbon emissions.