Public Safety

November 10, 2017

In an ironic twist, the biggest roadblock to saving thousands of human lives will be humans. The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit institution with a history of analyzing futuristic technologies, released a report Tuesday outlining the risk of waiting to allow autonomous vehicles until they're far... read more

November 02, 2017

The Boston Transportation Department has gotten smart. Of course, it's always relied on data to manage traffic and plan new initiatives. But now, the agency is taking it further -- a lot further.

October 20, 2017

As Smart Cities become more and more mainstream, the position of Chief Information Officer becomes even more essential for continued growth and success.

September 25, 2017 | SARA KHOSRAVI

According to the World Health Organization, in 2013 nearly half of all fatalities in traffic crashes involved pedestrians, cyclists or people using motorized two-wheeled vehicles. Nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

September 21, 2017

FirstNet has landed its most populous state to date, with Texas announcing that it has opted in to the build-out of the public safety LTE network by AT&T. Idaho and Maryland also opted in to FirstNet this week, bringing the total count of opt-in states to 23 out of the 56 U.S.

August 16, 2017

Tweaking chlorine levels or even knowing where the next possible waterline break will be in Bellevue, Wash., could get a lot easier once the city completes a new smart city application to address water quality. Bellevue is developing a "smart city dashboard" to synthesize and highlight key... read more

June 20, 2017

Radio towers and wireless spectrum are only half of the equation for the public safety data network now being planned and built by FirstNet and AT&T. The other half is software, some of which was revealed Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and... read more

Image by Tomás Del Coro on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
June 05, 2017

Government contractors usually want to know when and where new markets are emerging. So, here’s a tip – watch what’s happening across the country in the area of public safety.

May 16, 2017

Smart cities use digital technology in order to create a home with enhanced performance and better quality. The advanced communication and the digital technologies currently available to us today can be used to make the lives of city dwellers and home owners better and safer.

April 26, 2017

"The message from all of us, was simply this: We are all in," said Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Darrell Steinberg, recounting his meeting with public agencies, elected leaders and representatives from industry stakeholders discussing the plan to begin testing and deploying autonomous vehicles (AV)... read more

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