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Flock Safety, the company behind Houston’s array of automated license plate readers, says its technology is helping police curb crime, but privacy and civil rights advocates say the tech raises other concerns.
The winners of Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers awards for 2023 are a group of IT and other professionals pushing the limits of what it means to do the people's business.
New York City’s new MyCity portal offers residents a single digital space to check eligibility for and gain access to city services and benefits across city agencies, starting with child care.
Dr. James Smith Jr., who brings years of expertise in data security and web architecture, will replace Brandee Ganz following her appointment to the chief administrative officer position earlier this month.
The Kansas police department has plans to test a virtual reality training simulator and a new taser. The training software has the potential to make the training process more efficient.
Citing a lack of communication, union officials say they are now considering lawsuits to secure more extensive credit protections for the thousands of workers whose personal information was stolen last month and posted on the dark web.
Thousands of county computers sold at auction could have exposed the personal information still on the devices. Officials say they are working to understand the scope of the incident.
A grant proposal from the state’s Office of Criminal Justice would cover $98,150 of the initial $170,000 cost for body cameras over a five-year period. The council is expected to vote on the grant next week.
Plus, a continued look at what some state and local governments are doing to increase participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program, and more.
The city of Brownsville is installing its BTXFibers project that, when completed, will make the Internet accessible and affordable to all residents and businesses. The first connections are expected in July.