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Socrata FedRAMPs Up

Plus, ShotSpotter hits the public market, Court Innovations secures a $1.8 million seed round and more ...


Socrata FedRAMPs Up The open data company is among a select few to achieve the federal government's stringent cloud security certification. What'll it do with it? For starters, Socrata is going to start working with non-open data.

ShotSpotter Hits the Public Market The ShotSpotter initial public offering last week came in exactly where the company said it would, at $11 per share. Now it's officially a public company.

Court Innovations Secures $1.8M Seed Round Following a crowdfunding early this year, the court tech startup has finished a regionally funded seed round.

StreetLight Data Has a New Way of Counting Traffic ... and it thinks it will make things a lot easier on state and local transportation officials.

INRIX Winds Federal Bitd for Traffic Data That means the company will be working with state and local governments all across the U.S. on transportation projects.

Washington, D.C.-Area Innovation Center Seeks Government Security Startups The Quantico Innovation Center is offering office space, mentorship and access to government officials for startups in the national security space.


Average Gov Tech 100 funding rounds

How Much Money Goes into the Average Gov Tech Funding Round? Using Crunchbase data for the GovTech 100, we dig into the numbers.


GovTech companies on our radar this week:

Civic Incite: A very new company working on making it easier for citizens and stakeholders to explore local government actions, including topic-based alerts. Civic Incite is a finalist in the 2017 Knights Cities Challenge.

Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.



DocuSign Preps for an IPO (Bloomberg)

How Code for America Maps User Experience in Local Government (Matt Lavoie/Code for America)

Ben Horowitz' Guide to Distribution for Startups (Andreessen Horowitz)

Huntsville, Ala., Tops List for Fastest-Growing Tech Hubs (

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Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.