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Microsoft, ESRI launch fusion center solution

Public safety and homeland security professionals have a new tool to fight today’s evolving physical and virtual security threats. Microsoft and ESRI launched Fusion Core Solution, a solution architecture to strengthen the ability of government agencies to prepare, assess, and respond to threats of national security as well as natural disasters.

Footing the bill: How local governments could tap federal funds for delinquent taxes

One of the biggest problems concerning tax collection is that the federal government pays people who owe money to state or local government. For those that are responsible for the management of state and local funds – the business of government – this presents a huge problem. But for Arlington County Treasurer Frank O’Leary, it also presents a huge opportunity.

N.Y. Senate stalemate costing NYC ‘millions a day’

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a statement Wednesday regarding the fiscal ramifications of the Senate stalemate in Albany. And Wednesday also marked the first payday since he promised to withhold paychecks from all 62 State Senators.

Lockheed develops open source, social media framework

Lockheed Martin has announced the release of a proprietary social media tool, using an open source software license. The platform is one of a growing number of offerings meant to tap the power of collaboration between employees, while creating a secure environment to share content using blogs and wikis.

ACS, Illinois ink electronic payments deal

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced a five-year deal with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. today to use the company’s electronic payment card solution for assistance benefits like the state’s Child Care Assistance Program.