Police departments across the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and West Richland) in Washington have inked deals with Axon to get body cameras. The jury is still out on the effectiveness of body cams.
GILLIG and RR.AI have announced a partnership to develop driver assistance and autonomous operations features in next-gen electric buses, hoping to both expand and develop tomorrow’s transit vehicle market.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker filed a $5 billion bill that would commit $185 million to state IT for cybersecurity and system upgrades. The bill would also address areas like public safety infrastructure.
The Department of General Services, which manages about 14.4 million square feet of leased office space for the state, has relinquished or is in the process of relinquishing about 767,000 square feet of space.
The fresh capital signals ongoing optimism for the local government tech space. ClearGov and competitors are trying to win more budget management work as federal infrastructure dollars get ready to flow.
The emergency radio system in Delaware County, Pa., has been hijacked multiple times in recent years. The system, which was put in place during the 1970s, is overdue for a $50 million upgrade.
The acting police chief of the Bridgeport Police Department said she attributes a recent reduction in shootings to ShotSpotter. She argues that the city needs more of the sensor technology.
Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster has proposed using American Rescue Plan Act money, $3 million specifically, to help close the digital divide in the county. The county has a total of $11.74 million in ARPA funds.
Much attention has been given to the billions the bill will put toward bridges, cybersecurity and more. But behind the big-ticket items are many small projects. Here are some that will impact state and local government.
The buyout of the 17-year-old company ASR Analytics will also give GCOM, which offers state and local governments a wide variety of software and solutions, a foothold with federal government agencies.