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GovTech Biz

Tech companies that help improve delivery of government services, enable transactions and add capacity to public agencies. Also includes coverage of investment activity around these companies.

As the deal closes, Civica is eyeing more growth, including perhaps to the U.S., where it already has a presence. State and local governments, along with courts and schools, use the company’s software.
The move comes amid wider debate about the role of green energy in law enforcement. Flock Safety says the flexibility of its new camera can also help ease police staffing shortages, a longstanding issue.
As Tyler’s main annual conference approaches, the company is betting its ongoing work with Champ Titles will take hold among more state governments. Meanwhile, the auto market is getting back to pre-pandemic normalcy.
The U.S.-based company, the target of a acquisition earlier this year, provides web infrastructure tools to hotels and other businesses with public areas. The move is a response to local agencies’ need to boost community engagement.
The year ’s first quarter saw 2024 off to a sound start in gov tech transactions, with notable deals involving OpenGov, Axon, gWorks and Springbrook, according to market expert Jeff Cook.
Procurated, a procurement marketplace for state and local agencies, has officially launched its Canary supplier review tool after a quiet debut. The company’s CEO discusses the thinking behind the product’s design.
Facing book bans and programming controversies, an increasing number of libraries are publishing data dashboards for transparency, public accountability and strategic focus.
Dedrone, the company Axon acquired, makes software, sensors and AI that help Ukraine defend against enemy drones — and protect utilities, prisons and public spaces in the U.S. Dedrone had raised $127 million from Axon and other investors.
This is the first acquisition for OpenGov since Cox Enterprises took control of the company in a February deal that valued the gov tech firm at $1.8 billion. OpenGov plans a new suite of tax and revenue products.
William “Bill” Eggers, executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights, explores the latest technologies and anticipates trends for government in 2024.