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January 14, 2012

About 41 percent, or 3.3 million, veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Department health system live far from a VA hospital, so last week the department added another 20 vehicles to its fleet of 50 mobile vet centers packed with ...

January 11, 2012

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Bob Pool profiles a project by Urban Planner James Rojas, who's constructed an 80-square-foot scale model of Long Beach that residents and business owners can tinker with to illustrate their own vision of the city.
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Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel launched an interactive dialogue on government mobile policy on Wednesday that he said would be the first step toward a governmentwide mobile roadmap due out in March. ...

January 10, 2012

A group of high technology firms, led by IBM and Cisco, are plunging into the city management business to offer super-efficient new-generation computerized information and control systems.
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January 8, 2012

On the Prince of the Prairie statue out front of the 1835 Fort Vasquez Trading Post south of Platteville, the brass tail of the bison is raised.

In a basement classroom at Denver's Fairview Elementary School, tucked within the impoverished Sun Valley neighborhood, 15 parents sit in a circle listening to an instructor read a children's book in English.

January 7, 2012

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Schools in Mercer, Summers and Braxton counties will get a portion of West Virginias allotment of $5.5 million in E-Rate funding aimed at enhancing Internet access. The Register-Herald (a href"http://...

The Food and Drug Administration is building a surveillance app for clinicians and regulators to monitor patients having bad reactions to experimental drugs administered during public health crises, agency officials said. ...

January 5, 2012

Taxi drivers are being told to ditch high-mileage cabs, get GPS systems and credit card readers, and limit shift length.

January 4, 2012

Maine and Massachusetts are moving forward on broadband. Minnesota’s broadband task for released its first report last week which shows that co-ops are helping the state expand rural broadband. Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, has selected Lightower to provide a diverse network solution as part of its MassBroadband 123 [...]

The idea of a federal infrastructure bank has been developing for years, and some say it may be the best way to ensure the country is able to build and repair its necessary infrastructure. But a review of state-level banks shows room for improvement.
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Cutting the number of websites is just the first step in reforming agencies' sprawling online presence.

January 1, 2012

Parklets are a new urban trend spreading to cities all over the world. It's an idea born in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Chronicle's John King takes a tour of each of the city's new mini-parks
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December 29, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI and DETROIT The City of Ann Arbor's documents state the purpose of tracking is not only to monitor and improve vehicle routing, some of the usual advantages of GPS tracking systems used by fleets, but also to keep the public informed about vehicle locations as well.


Acquisition commissioner seeks to leverage relationships with departments throughout government.

When Sunshine Gardens Principal Ifeoma Obodozie recently asked for a parent volunteer to coordinate the South San Francisco elementary school's annual spaghetti feed, 10 people signed up. At her weekly "coffee with the...

December 27, 2011

Politico 2011 11 30 2011 11 30 Ahead of Nov. 6, states are making innovative changes to make it easier to cast ballots and get information about where, when, and how to vote. On tap for next year secretaries

A simple yellow dot could save your life, if a new program in Nassau County is successful.

December 22, 2011

A special report on IT innovations and other breakthroughs in the national security realm.

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