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GovTech Extra

Highlights from as they appeared in our March 2023 magazine.



A partnership between the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and software firm Hexagon will better visualize traffic incidents across Hamilton County. The system includes data about 911 reporting, weather and road conditions and can model predictions. In time, the tool could also be part of an expanded system of smart intersections planned in Chattanooga.


A new “Security Snapshot” service from StateRAMP aims to help cloud solution providers see how far they are from achieving certification with the program. The tool will offer an analysis of a software’s security and show both private-sector companies and government agencies how close a product is to meeting StateRAMP’s cybersecurity standards.

Washington, D.C., police
Washington, D.C., has more police per capita than any other U.S. city.
David Kidd/Governing


GTY Technologies, which sells software products to government, is expanding into the K-12 education market with its acquisition of Ion Wave, a company that sells procurement tech as well as tools to help schools manage special education under the brand SpedTrack. Ion Wave gives school administrators tools to track student records and monitor progress, bill Medicaid, and ensure regulatory compliance.


The number of people who bought e-bikes last year via Denver’s rebate incentive program.
The percentage of Black American households that lack high-speed, fixed broadband access, compared to 28 percent of white households, according to research from McKinsey & Co.

The proportion of software scanned by application security company Veracode that had a serious security flaw in 2022.

The price a private equity firm paid to buy out Magnet Forensics, a software company that provides digital investigation tools forpublic safety agencies.

“Grants are a one-time opportunity — they’re not sustainable. … Living on grants for cybersecurity is risky.”


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