The top StateTech stories of 2015 reveal that state and local governments were buffeted by numerous technology challenges and transitions. First and foremost, the increasing focus on the conduct of police officers in cities and towns across the country has led to a rise in the adoption of body cameras for officers — and in the technology resources they require.
Mobility was another hot topic this year, given that more and more state and local government workers carry smartphones and tablets on the job. That’s especially true of public safety officials and first responders. The coming rollout of the First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet) interoperable public safety broadband network is forcing state and local governments to invest in wireless network technology and devices. That kind of capital spending is sure to continue in 2016 as the network comes closer to being launched.
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