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Local Government

The fresh capital from Peterson Private Equity will fund product and market growth. It comes as more local and state governments, as well as schools, turn to digital accounting and billing tools.
The system, known as FUSUS, integrates a range of city-owned and civilian video sources into a central, cloud database. The feeds can be accessed by officers on their in-unit computers and via an app on their smartphones.
Miguel Gamiño Jr. has been named chief experience officer and founding partner at Silicon Valley-based Simplicity Technology Inc. The company offers a platform aimed at better connecting government with its constituents.
Public meetings have changed since the pandemic, with some agencies going back to in-person participation while others opt for hybrid situations. The new technology is designed to meet those needs and provide more automation.
Google Public Sector, a new subsidiary, will focus on governments that want to build better digital tools and processes and replace legacy systems. Amazon and Google increasingly are vying for public-sector clients.
Bellingham and Whatcom County libraries are responding to a potential malware incident that crippled digital services. County officials report that patron data does not appear to have been compromised in the attack.
Aging parking meters — 587 of them, to be exact — throughout the city have officials considering a more modern solution. One possibility is replacing them with central, credit card-friendly machines on each block.
The Indiana Office of Technology is offering a variety of services to help localities modernize and secure their web services, bridging a skills and resource gap that often hampers such efforts at the local level.
A practice run using newly approved election technology ran into technical issues last week. Election officials say another mock vote will likely be scheduled to test adjustments made to the technology.
The Latah County Broadband Coalition will focus on addressing Internet infrastructure needs throughout the county with an emphasis on identifying federal, state and local funding streams to further connectivity goals.