Top insights about procurement and contracting from the What Works Cities Summit.
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The CEO of Taser International, now renamed Axon, says these connected systems would allow police to spend more time doing their jobs, rather than paperwork
Two years ago, the Emerald City was among the first to be named to the What Works Cities program and chose to focus on human-services contracting reform. What can other cities learn from Seattle’s experience?
As the footprint of the WWC network grows, “other cities will want to copy the cities that do well,” according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
L.A.’s holistic open performance approach is driven by its chief data officer’s desire to build a truly “smart city” that integrates data from all sectors in real time for faster and more intelligent decisionmaking.
Why taxpayers are still paying entitlement benefits to dead people—and other fraudsters.
We’re featuring three stories of state and local governments using data to deliver critical health services, make better decisions and improve their communities in the process.
What can policy professionals do to combat misinformation and confusion that sows the seeds of distrust in their important work?
Included are stories about the use of data in the governments of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; and New Orleans.
A small staff is doing big things with the right training.
Some see a promising way to keep kids safe from abuse and neglect using big data. But worries persist about bias against poor and minority families.
Knowing which snow plow and salt spreader routes to take and how much material to use could save the state millions of dollars.
In trying to answer questions about U.S. crime using open data, app developers on the online analytics platform Foxtrot Code are requiring even more transparency from city officials.
Using analytics software to comb data, health officials expected to find seniors most often overheating during the summer months. They were wrong.
After an FBI investigation revealed trouble within the ranks of prison officers, a new software suite was purchased to catch contraband connections.
San Bernardino County once thought consumers avoided services because of the stigma attached.
The city has modified a map-based, GIS tool to help it coordinate all public safety operations during the large-scale event and beyond.
Zika-transmitting mosquitos can breed in a teaspoon of standing water. Data-rich maps and GIS software allow counties to stay one step ahead.
Volunteers are helping the Chicago Park District figure out whether there are better analytics models for water contamination hazards at Lake Michigan beaches.
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