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As more public agencies turn to digital tools, Google has released a new cloud-based resource to help government agencies and universities set up cloud environments for the development and testing of new technology.
The SaaS company Balancing Act, which sells budget simulation software, now has a similar tool for local housing plans. The company aims to boost public engagement in cities as pressure mounts for affordable dwellings.
Leaders in academia and the tech industry signed a report last week, ‘Action to Catalyze Tech,’ advising companies and institutions on how to address the under-representation of women and non-white workers.
SAP has contracted with Louisiana to make the state’s human resources functions cloud-based and data-driven, reflecting a growing demand for cloud services and performance metrics in state and local government.
This week's InState GovTech Summit in Austin featured tech vendors discussing how to crack the growing public-sector market. The founder of PayIt described what’s changing as governments increasingly turn to startups.
At the InState GovTech Summit in Austin, a panel of venture capitalists was optimistic about the ongoing trend of growth and investment in public-sector technology, particularly among startups and newer companies.
In this quarterly series, gov tech adviser Jeff Cook takes a look at the rapid pace of recent deals — transactions that involved such companies as Granicus, OpenCities and CivicPlus.
The fresh capital will help Comtech Telecommunications continue building its networks and upgrading emergency dispatch services. The investment coincides with the rising popularity of cloud-based dispatch tools.
The device, called the Raven, is going through beta testing now and will launch for general sales in January. It’s designed to detect gunshots, as well as other sounds such as glass breaking, and activate nearby cameras.
The company's expansion into the public sector, and hire of an industry expert, come as states investigate widespread unemployment fraud and people increasingly rely upon online and mobile channels to access benefits.
The partnership combines Internet of Things sensors with back-end technology, and targets municipalities. The two companies are teaming up as lawmakers consider an infrastructure bill that could boost smart city tech.
The company, which also offers grant assistance, online training, digital wellness and other tools, has gone through three mergers since its acquisition by a private equity firm in 2014. Now that firm is selling it off.
The $300 million defamation claim accuses the news outlet of misrepresenting the technology's efficacy and inaccurately making data manipulation charges. ShotSpotter continues to face criticism as its technology spreads.
The company, a major biometric identification vendor for law enforcement, hopes that by putting the technology in the hands of more agencies it will make the whole practice of fingerprint matching more useful.
Through a new partnership, HdL aims to help local governments in populous North Texas create innovative tools for financial and revenue management. The move comes as those agencies await federal infrastructure money.