About 1 million people are expected to flock to Houston for 10 days of Super Bowl-related activities and more than 100 million people are expected to watch the Feb. 5 game on television. Officials have been working for more than a year to perfect a surveillance-based approach, more sophisticated than in past years, that includes surveillance cameras, overhead helicopters, and Houston police.

Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab revealed its new app dubbed Smell PGH, which allows users to report foul odors directly to the Allegheny County Health Department so it can better monitor and act on these incidents of bad-smelling air. The app also includes visualization of smell reports across Pittsburgh.

The New York-based Upstate Transportation Association wants to turn back the clock on driverless cars. In a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as well as leaders of the New York Senate and Assembly, UTA raised concerns about potential job losses if self-driving cars become commonplace on public roads.

HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced the Phase 2 winners for the Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge. Winners had to develop a market-ready application that would allow consumers and providers to aggregate health data from different sources into one, secure area.

The California Integrated Data Exchange and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange announced a merger that will create California’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit health information exchanges.

CenturyLink has been awarded a NASPO Value Point Cloud Solutions Master Agreement, a contract that will enable the company to sell its cloud solutions to state and local governments as well as authorized political subdivisions, such as school districts, counties, and cities.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will use drones in specifically defined incidents that include: search and rescue, explosive ordnance detection, hazardous materials incidents, disaster response, arson fires, hostage rescue, and barricaded and armed suspects.

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