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Nevada streamlines data reuse

The State of Nevada is updating its grants reporting systems to save time and reduce errors. The state is applying Extensible Business Reporting Language, a vendor-neutral extension of XML, to several of its business processes

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Two from the clouds

Can cloud computing help agencies manage stimulus funds and reporting requirements? The information technology industry says yes, and vendors are developing applications that would enable agencies to share software applications on the Internet. A related story reports that federal use of cloud computing services is expected to triple by 2013.

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Open source and open data make for transit innovation

For More Riders Magazine, Aaron Antrim interviewed two of the key IT managers at the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation  District of  Oregon, in Portland:  Tim McHugh, TriMet’s Chief Technology Officer and Bibiana McHugh, IT Manager of GIS and Location-Based Services.  Their wide-ranging conversation covered TriMet’s efforts to make route and schedule data available to the developer […]

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NIST creates cloud-computing team

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a team to determine the best way to make cloud computing more secure for agencies that want to adopt this emerging technology.  Cloud computing would enable agencies to acquire computer services, including applications and storage, over the Internet.   Link to full story in Federal Computer Week.

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Luring government IT to the cloud

“The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s IT department had a problem after creating a 4,500-page Web site that was less than the sum of its parts. The City of Seattle’s network was unable to successfully screen out spam. The District of Columbia’s network was, well, simply dysfunctional.   All three government agencies ultimately turned to the […]

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LYNX team develops online software to track performance

According to Passenger Transport, the Central Florida Transportation Authority (LYNX) in Orlando developed a software application to facilitate agency data collection and reporting.  The application will support National Transit Database reporting and allow online historical NTD comparisons with peer agencies.   Besides bringing efficiencies to NTD reporting, LYNX anticipates that the system will allow the agency […]

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TriMet embraces open source technology

The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, in Portland, is using open source technology to provide customer information while minimizing costs to the agency. For example, TriMet’s online trip planner — which uses GeoServer, OpenLayers, and PostGIS — enables customers to plan a trip and access real-time arrival information.  A key benefit of this approach is […]

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LimeWire creator brings open-source approach to urban planning

“Entrepreneur Mark Gorton wants to do for people what he already helped do for files: move them from here to there in the most efficient way possible using open-source tools. Gorton, whose LimeWire file sharing software for the open-source gnutella network was at the forefront of the P2P revolution nearly a decade ago, is taking profits […]

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