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Dave Nyczepir

Dave Nyczepir
Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously was a reporter at the Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California's Coachella Valley and worked for Campaigns & Elections magazine and covered Maryland's 2012 legislative session for the University of Maryland's Capital News Service and holds a master's of journalism from the University of Maryland.
Smart Cities

Better Data Management is Key to Denver’s Smart City Aspirations

The situational awareness dashboard at the city’s Traffic Operations Center is the first step in a grander plan.

Public Safety

Criminal Justice Experts, DOJ Spar Over Who’s to Thank for Crime Decreases in 2017

Violent crimes dipped in the first year of the Trump administration, but that coincides with state and local strategies focused on community policing and criminal justice reforms.

Public Safety

Will California Make It Harder for Police to Use Deadly Force?

A change in standards could be copied by other states, but has not yet gained enough traction in the state legislature.

Smart Cities

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

Tech & Data

Federal Judge Blasts Georgia’s ‘Dated, Vulnerable’ Voting System

The state avoided having to make a change in election equipment before the midterms, however.

Smart Cities

Making Algorithms Less Biased

In the smart city era, data is increasingly used in governments’ decisionmaking. But what happens when that data is flawed?

Public Safety

Decade-Old Rail Safety Measure Will Take Longer to Implement

Only eight railroads are expected to deploy positive train control, designed to prevent human-caused accidents, by the Dec. 31 deadline, according to a new GAO report.

Tech & Data

Who Will Regulate Hyperloop?

Virgin Hyperloop One fancies itself a railroad, but the question is far from decided as the company nears the end of feasibility studies in several cities and states.

Infrastructure

Will Electric Co-ops Close the Digital Divide?

The Federal Communications Commission seems to think they’re part of the solution.

Management

Second Bloomberg Mayoral Initiative Is Its Most Diverse Yet

St. Paul, Minnesota’s first black mayor shared his biggest takeaways from the program opener.

Public Safety

This Florida Fire and Rescue District Changed Its Outlook on Drones

The district started using drones for more than situational awareness and eventually ended up expanding the fleet.

Smart Cities

Navigating Chicago’s ‘Labyrinth’ of Lower Roads Just Got Easier

A public-private partnership between the city, Waze and SpotHero installed more than 500 Waze Beacons to help drivers pinpoint their locations.

Infrastructure

What to Include in a National Framework for Self-Driving Vehicles

State and local officials had some ideas for Congress at a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill.

Infrastructure

FCC Prepares to Push Forward With Streamlining 5G Deployment

“My guess is they just ran out of time and patience for the process to play out,” said one local government advocate.

Infrastructure

A New Accelerator for Community-Owned Broadband Networks

Some of the communities selected will be able to begin building within a matter of months.

Management

Sanctuary Cities Get a Win on Law Enforcement Grants

The injunction preventing the Department of Justice from withholding them from certain cities is back in place.

Finance

Most Texas Localities Are Still Growing a Year After Hurricane Harvey

A new Moody’s report shows that a combination of reconstruction, continued population growth and federal assistance have helped.

Public Safety

On Hawaii’s Big Island Text Alerts Prove Critical During Hurricane, Volcanic Eruption

The Hawaii Police Department warned businesses and residents of flooding, landslides and toxic-gas spewing fissures during the events over the past four months.

Infrastructure

Cities Release Their Own Broadband Model Code

While a federal committee struggles to reach consensus on a state broadband framework, the National League of Cities created its own, stressing local needs.