Fort Bend County, Texas, takes pride in homegrown mobile app

Developing the app in-house allows the county to quickly add new features, said Chief Information Officer Robyn Doughtie.

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Local governments lack funding, not desire, to expand broadband, survey finds

by • 5 days ago

Many cities, counties and tribal governments have broadband projects ready, but not enough funding, according to a report from Cisco.

Tribal wireless boot camp builds community for broadband

by • 5 days ago

A meeting led by nonprofits and broadband experts convened tribal leaders who are seeking to improve connectivity on their lands.

San Jose's new youth mental-health directory doesn't look like a city website

by • 1 week ago

San Jose Chief Innovation Offer Jordan Sun said directory, designed by San Jose State University students and recent graduates, addresses a pressing need for youth mental health services.

Cook County, Illinois, moves out of 'stone age' with tax software

by • 1 week ago

The county, which includes Chicago, expanded a new software platform that makes tax collections on a range of goods more efficient.

Emergency response data firm RapidSOS launches partner network

by • 2 weeks ago

Tools from 20 public-safety tech companies can be integrated into the company's platform, which is used at thousands of 911 call centers.

Police misconduct registry named for John Lewis to launch for public use in fall

by • 2 weeks ago

The LEWIS Registry, being developed at the University of Southern California, will let users see if police officers have instances of misconduct in their records.

Report tells counties how to close the digital divide

by • 2 weeks ago

The National Association of Counties broadband report offers a "deep dive" into the steps local governments can take to improve broadband access.

Counties' concern over IT costs dropped during pandemic, survey will reveal

by • 3 weeks ago

An upcoming county IT report will show that cost controls were less important than acquiring the technologies needed to respond to COVID-19.

Justice Department funds body-worn cameras for small-town, rural, tribal police

by • 3 weeks ago

A $7.65 million program is open to law enforcement agencies with 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel, as well as tribal and rural departments.

In future elections, federal officials predict repeat of 2020 threats

by • 3 weeks ago

Officials from DHS, the FBI and the NSA told county IT officials that threats election security will linger, but there are steps to strengthening public trust.