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March 8, 2011

New York City launched a new program designed to prevent that and save homeowners a lot of time, heartache and money.

Agency wants to serve as model of what works in creating sustainable facilities, senior official tells Nextgov.

March 7, 2011

Motorists parking in some of the busiest sections of downtown Boston can stop fumbling for quarters to feed the meter, at least for the next several months.

Louisiana is bringing together four child-serving agencies to form a Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) for youth with behavioral health needs, state officials announced last week. By combining efforts from various state agencies, the state hopes to save money, reduce duplicated efforts across agencies and increase the overall outcomes of the children they serve. In [...]

March 6, 2011

The broad series of reforms Governor Steve Beshear signed into law today puts Kentucky at the forefront of states advancing research-driven, criminal justice policies designed to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable and control corrections costs.

Departments across the country are enlisting trained amateurs to perform a broad and sometimes dangerous array of investigative duties.

IBM is helping cities become more efficient by visualizing and analyzing their physical and digital assets in real-time using location-based analytics. The company intends to do this with two municipal pilot projects in Wilmington, North Carolina and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The cities will use IBM software and embedded sensors to examine their infrastructure and operations [...]

March 3, 2011

March 1, 2011

A cohort of young graduates has done good because the economy did them wrong, data show.

The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI's huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it'll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

February 28, 2011

Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., announced Monday that his office now has an iPhone app. ...

When Kyle Kurzner was a high school student at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, a speaker visited his class to describe Haiti's desperate conditions after a series of hurricanes and tropical storms hit the impoverished Caribbean nation in 2008.The students rallied to contribute food, diapers and other supplies, but they wondered what else they could do. "We could give food and bottled water, but we wanted to give something special," Kurzner said. Sherman Humphrey, southeast regional manager of child sponsorship for Friends of the Orphans in Miami, told them the places in Haiti where ...

Federal parks join efforts to get nation's families healthy and outside.

February 27, 2011

West Virginia schools will use $36 million meant for new social studies books to put more technology in schools. <br />Carla Williamson, director of the state education departments Office of Instruction, said textbook publishers are looking to go digital i...

February 24, 2011

State and local governments are moving more quickly than their federal counterparts to adopt Web-based services, according to a Microsoft executive.

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that the city will begin to utilize QR (quick response) codes on all building permits, providing more access to information for New York residents.
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Pittsburgh officials said the process of getting permits for Dumpsters, home construction and dozens of other projects will be quicker and easier under an electronic permitting system the city will roll out today. The $1.3 million system, using Accela software, has been on the drawing board for about two years. The city annually issues about 200,000 permits for about 100 kinds of projects.

February 23, 2011

February 22, 2011

In a city of millions, how many people go knocking on the door of City Hall?

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