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ClearGov Builds Comparative Data Portals for...Everybody

Plus, ShotSpotter sets IPO targets, San Francisco's new and improved RFP, and more.

by / May 30, 2017


ClearGov Goes Nationwide The GovTech 100 startup, which was originally only in selected states, now has data portals for virtually every municipality in the country.

ShotSpotter Sets IPO Targets The company expects a share price between $10-12 and wants to raise $26.6 million, according to an updated SEC filing. Half of the money would go toward paying off debt.

San Francisco's New and Improved RFP Is Spreading Working off their experience with the Startup in Residence program, San Francisco officials have developed a new request for proposal process for tech that significantly cuts down on procurement time. Now, other cities are adopting it as well.

SAP's New Angle: Cloud ERP for Smaller Governments This software giant has reworked an existing enterprise resource planning package, Business ByDesign, for small and medium-sized local governments in the U.S. And company representatives say its cloud-based structure makes it unique among those customers' options.

NYC BigApps Announces 2017 Winners A cheap van app, a paratransit data system, a new way to help elderly people find help around the house and an extracurricular activity catalog for college students — these were the grand prize winners for 2017's NYC BigApps competition.


Where Might the Federal Budge Ax Fall the Hardest? The proposed federal budget has cuts for a lot of agencies. We take a look at the states with the most federal civilian workers ahead of the spending negotiations.


GovTech companies on our radar this week:

GlobeKeeper: A secure, mobile tactical collaboration platform for law enforcement and public safety officials. GlobeKeeper is in the 500 Startups accelerator's 21st batch of companies.

Hound Labs: As recreational marijuana becomes legal in more states, Hound Labs is working to create the first market-ready THC breathalyzer. The company just closed on an $8.1 million Series B round from a single investor.

Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.


Google Launches Engineer-Led AI Investment Arm (Axios)

Nevada Governor Signs Bill Mandating Body Cams for All Cops (Reno Gazette-Journal)

The Top States for Startup Activity, and Other Market Trends (Kauffman Foundation)

The Toolkit for Brining User-Centered Design into Government Tech Projects (18F)

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Ben Miller Associate Editor of GT Data and Business

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.

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