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Stories about state and local government using data and analytics capabilities to streamline operations, work more efficiently and provide public services as effectively as possible.

A new state law that went into effect Sept. 1 requires all emergency medical responders to report drug overdose information to local health authorities, who then feed the data into a software program that maps it.
In a letter, lawmakers urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to collect more data on autonomous vehicles, citing serious safety concerns about how they operate in real-world situations.
The Frederick County State's Attorney's Office is working to publicly share data about sentences and plea offers in the cases it prosecutes. The data will include information like case outcomes, race and ethnicity data and more.
Eidex, whose K-12 data and reporting tools serve more than 500 schools in various states, is now part of Munetrix. The larger company will do business with municipalities and school districts in Michigan and beyond.
The gang database “typecast minority youths as gang members without evidence, putting them at risk of false arrest and wrongful deportation,” according to a report by the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project.
Experts say investigators probing the Connecticut State Police traffic ticket scandal should use data from GPS systems in department cruisers to help determine if thousands of suspected tickets were fraudulent.
The combination of data and maps is useful for a lot more than just helping you get from point A to point B. Think natural disasters, global supply chains and climate change.
In the wake of the NYC Open Data Help Desk reaching the major data milestone of 10,000 inquiries since its inception, Chief Analytics Officer Martha Norrick shared her thoughts on the progress and what’s next.
The company has announced plans to spend $1.7 billion to expand its three Ohio data center sites to boost artificial intelligence efforts and tools like Google search, Maps, and Gmail.
While it makes sense that a big, well-staffed data operation gets a lot done, there's strategy and art that go into to the work done at the Dallas Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.