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Business and IT communication 'very, very critical,' state CIO says
Massachusetts CIO Curtis Wood says his experience in public safety taught him the importance of technologists paying attention to the action on the ground.
Next-generation 911 promises 'explosive' challenges, state CIO says
Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal says the introduction of digital networks into 911 call centers is presenting public safety officials with unfamiliar technologies.
Next-generation 911 standards pact coaxes international cooperation
Groups from North America and Europe have agreed to use similar standards, which could mean better interoperability and coordination of research.
Houston partners with Microsoft to improve school safety with sensors
The city's deputy CIO says projects powered by environmental sensors like one in Aldine ISD could enable Houston to become "the smartest city in the world."
How mapping tools are improving school safety in North Carolina
Applications for risk management planning and mapping are helping state officials coordinate with school administrators and better understand their facilities.
California CIO says wildfires website launched 'in record time'
As the state's technology agency dials in to daily meetings for emergency response for fires and power outages, Amy Tong says her role remains one of support.
Virginia boosts funding for internet-connected public safety radio
A radio system that connects first responders across jurisdictions during emergencies has secured $6.5 million in new funding.
Bike lane object-detection tech one of three winners in DCx challenge
Three winners of a Washington D.C. startup competition will split $20,000 for their public-safety-driven technologies.
First innovative firefighting technology contracts come to California
A predictive modeling platform and an ignition detection system come under a new rapid procurement process Gov. Gavin Newsom designed to attract creative ideas.