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A private equity firm interested in diving into the gov tech market has put its money on the major GIS player, which offers appraisal, permitting and other GIS products to state and local government across the country.
A new online portal for would-be business owners in the state foreshadows other digital tools in the works to ease permitting, licensing and similar tasks. Nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs have used the software in New Jersey.
According to one estimate, thousands of lives are lost each year due to misrouted 911 calls. Now a large dispatch technology provider has introduced new capabilities to avoid those errors using device GPS.
The seller of local government software has partnered with the International Code Council to ease access to the latest building codes. The move reflects increasing activity in the permitting and licensing space.
The deal, first announced in May, has closed, giving CivicPlus a suite of tools centered around keeping governments compliant online. With the help of private equity, CivicPlus has grown rapidly in recent years.
The Chicago-based firm helps cities, universities and other organizations spot ways to reuse materials, which in turn can reduce costs, waste and carbon emissions. The company operates in the “circular economy” space.
The concept of low-code software is becoming more popular in government. Laserfiche's new Solution Marketplace is meant to advance that idea, giving users the ability to quickly deploy workflows based on templates.
Fresh off a big funding round, ClearGov, which sells budget management software, says it has bought the CityGrows platform. That technology has helped officials quickly permit open-air restaurants, among other tasks.
In response to several mass shootings, the company announced that it was working on drones armed with Tasers to stop shooters. Now that work is paused after most of the company's ethics board resigned in protest.
The agency is working with a popular freelancing website to host a competition to work in augmented and virtual reality, Internet of Things sensors and more into modern, virtual command centers for emergency response.
The software provider, which uses AI to predict danger, recently demonstrated its products to the Florida DOT. A company executive details the company’s visions and plans as pedestrian and cyclist deaths increase.
Former CISA director Chris Krebs has joined data security firm Rubrik, where he’ll help the firm better understand unmet cybersecurity needs across different sectors. The company homes in on data resiliency and recovery.
The company, led by a former product manager for Apple and Groupon, wants to help agencies — and even other gov tech companies — automate workflows and integrate data. AI4Govt has already won a contract in Mobile, Ala.
A new survey from Rackspace Technology has found that government IT officials were more likely than the rest of the respondents to say they see a quick end to owning data centers. But there are obstacles.
The publication covers the worlds of regulation and digital government and includes articles about AI and licensing reforms. Thentia recently raised $10 million as the company continues its U.S. expansion.