Answer: Because they were bad at their jobs.
Answer: The Motorola Razr.
Answer: Give it giant googly eyes.
The company, Vigilant Solutions, has attracted some controversy for the way customers use its product. It has also pursued facial recognition technology, a concern for civil rights groups.
City Manager T.C. Broadnax tapped Laila Alequresh, a veteran of public-sector technology innovation work in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, to lead the city's freshly created Office of Innovation.
Answer: No, definitely not.
Larson, who was appointed CIO in 2017, previously served as the Florida Agency for State Technology’s chief operations officer and chief technology officer.
Allen, who took the reins as state chief information technology officer in July, will remain in the position after Gov.-elect Laura Kelly is sworn in. He will continue work to modernize and secure IT in Kansas.
Re-elected Gov. Kim Reynolds has named Jeff Franklin, former deputy CIO and information security officer for the Department of Natural Resources, as Wolffradt’s interim replacement.
Answer: By using a feeding bowl that can tell them apart.
Answer: With a blimp on a tether.
Gov. Jared Polis has announced several new cabinet appointees, including incoming CIO Theresa Szczurek, who has a long career in private-sector technology.
Answer: On a roll.
Answer: With Twitter videos.
Parker has served as Mayor Muriel Bowser’s deputy chief of staff dating back to 2015. Parker also has previous experience leading cybersecurity work from her time in the private sector.
GRIDSMART, based in Knoxville, Tenn., uses cameras and computers to classify and count vehicles going through intersections. The company, now joining Cubic Transportation Systems, works in 1,200 cities across the globe.
Planet has yet to announce the details of its pending acquisition of the government-serving, open-source GIS software company Boundless Spatial, but will retain its St. Louis headquarters and select staff.
Answer: With a smart sensor for their fishing rods.
Answer: Only $1,000.
Kirk Lonbom, who served as Illinois CIO under outgoing Gov. Bruce Rauner, delivered a report to the state Legislature on Dec. 28 outlining how his department has responded to legislative mandates and saved money.
Foster will serve as the director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, though it is unclear whether she will assume the duties of the CIO position as well.
Hart, who was essentially promoted from within, took over tech and innovation work for Georgia’s most populous county in December, following the August departure of former CIO Sallie Wright.
Answer: Never. Never, ever.
Incoming New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has tapped Vincent Martinez, currently with the state as managing director of cloud and communications, to serve as secretary of the Department of Information Technology.
Santiago Garces, who was hired by South Bend, Ind., after graduating from Notre Dame University in 2013, is resigning to become the next director of Pittsburgh’s Department of Innovation and Performance.
Answer: Drone sightings.
Answer: Teaching kids to code in Google’s Santa Tracker.
Answer: Build glitter bombs to teach porch pirates a lesson.
The state has tapped Nicholas Andersen, a 12-year industry veteran who has helped with cybersecurity work in partnership with a number of U.S. military organizations. Andersen took over the role earlier this month.
Answer: Put a human in a robot costume.
Throughout the year, the Center for Digital Government surveys cities, counties and states driving public-sector technology forward. Here are some takeaways from those surveys and a look back at the year in gov tech.
Answer: A phone phreak who doesn’t like them.
Montana, Ohio, Virginia and Wyoming have enlisted Deloitte to try to future-proof their modular Medicaid enterprise systems with a flexible integration tool for states adapting to new federal guidelines.
Answer: Kanye West.
Optibus’ Series B financing, led by Insight Venture Partners, will allow the company to expand into new markets, hone its AI tools for planning mass transit schedules and develop a new product.
The Sunlight Foundation’s project is called Roadmap to Informed Communities, and it’s essentially a procedural framework aimed at helping cities create open data programs that incorporate constituent feedback.
Nacapuy, whose stint as the state’s top technology executive began back in 2015, told local media that he will be assisting with the transition to a new IT leader before ultimately returning to the private sector.
The Digital Cities Survey is an annual review of IT best practices of U.S. cities, a look at what’s going right in municipalities of all sizes as well as where growth can be made. Here’s the 2018 survey by the numbers.
Answer: 32 years.
Visionary Integration Professionals announced the windfall last month with the intention to expand its market share, which consists of more than 1,200 government and commercial clients.
Answer: Quitterbread Bars and Merry Hunga Poppers.
SceneDoc, a startup that manages evidence collection, will bolster Tyler's portfolio of public safety solutions that include computer-aided dispatch and records management.
Working under the auspices of Ontario Systems since being acquired in May, Justice Systems will unveil new case management and revenue recovery tools at a conference next week in Las Vegas.
Nearly eight months after former CIO Alex Pettit resigned and took a newly created position within the Oregon Secretary of State's Office, Terrence Woods has been tapped to fill the role for the foreseeable future.
Answer: By accidentally bear-spraying them.
The report, released Thursday, breaks down where state IT leaders will be focusing their attention in the coming year.
Answer: The White House.
Backed by $100,000 and a support program from the startup accelerator, Israel-based GreenQ joins the U.S. gov tech sector alongside Rubicon and others as a competitor in waste-management technology.
Miller previously served as the chief information officer for San Antonio. He takes over from William Finch, who held the position for approximately six years.
Answer: Ads when videos are paused.
Answer: By planting trees!
Hayes is a veteran of the tech sector, bringing to the role a wide array of experience, including executive positions in the private sector as well as a stint as deputy CIO for Atlanta’s public schools.
Transit, a Canadian startup, is bringing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft into its app so that users can buy rides to and from public transit stations in the U.S. and around the world.
A look back at our most popular stories of the year, and a glimpse of what the next chapter holds.
All year, we track the major job moves of state, city and county technology leaders. Whether coming into a new position or moving on from an old one, these tech chiefs drove changes in cybersecurity, analytics and more.
Answer: To help people get better at interacting with the real thing.
OpenGov was originally going to be part of the deal that proposes to merge six companies into one publicly traded entity. But the company behind the merger cut OpenGov out, and now the matter is going to court.
Answer: Your cup!
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General is publishing a toolkit for states that includes a step-by-step guide and code for finding people at risk of overdosing on opioid painkillers.
Answer: Gender-specific pronouns.
Joshua G. Spence has been named as the state's CTO, an appointment that takes effect immediately.
Answer: Bots that buy things online before humans can.
Answer: More than 58,000.
David Elges, who has served as the CIO of Washington, D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency for two years, will become Boston's new CIO. The position has sat vacant since January, when Jascha Franklin-Hodge left.
Answer: No, but she can give you advice from the experts.
Soofa was one of two winners for Miami-Dade County, Fla.'s challenge in Ford's City of Tomorrow program. Now it will set up its informational displays in different areas of the city for transportation purposes.
Answer: Writing television commercials.
Wisniewski has been in the city's CDO for more than four years. His departure comes as the city looks to restructure the Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation.
The police tech startup’s website aims to skirt outdated infrastructure that doesn’t give public safety professionals accurate location data. The technology can use cellphone GPS to help locate the caller.
The outgoing chief has accepted the role of vice president of process and execution for Farm Credit Mid-America after leading tech efforts in the city dating back to August 2016.
Answer: The Internet of Ears.
In 2015, 61 percent of cities participating in a national survey project said they were considering the Internet of Things in their IT strategic plans. This year, that number reached above 90 percent.
Answer: Apparently, not in Japan.
Interim CIO Vikki Smith, who alluded to her imminent departure in a conversation with Government Technology last week, will be succeeded by Pennsylvania Chief Technology Officer James Weaver.
Answer: Alexa inside a retro telephone.
With new funding from Hyperplane Venture Capital and other urban-tech investors, the Pittsburgh-based company plans to diversify and cover more territory.
In partnership with Responder Corp., the telecommunications giant is launching 5G First Responder Lab, a maker space in Washington, D.C., for designing and building faster communications tech for emergency situations.
Answer: ‘Squoosh’ them!
The new City Possible network is made up of 16 cities across the globe, and is open to more. It's meant to help cities work together to identify common problems and the solutions to them.
Answer: They are literally falling apart.
The company has made several big mergers and acquisitions since receiving private equity money in 2016. This one brings in a company, SouthTech Systems, founded on building software for California county clerks.
Answer: SMS phishing.
A limited pilot program for overseas military personnel and U.S. citizens used blockchain technology for secure Internet voting. It was a first-of-its-kind project, but the state isn't looking to make it the default system.
Answer: Eye-tracking software.
Answer: 11, for one retiree in Taiwan.
Answer: ‘Disturbingly long.’
The New York-based startup’s software sends location and other data automatically from enabled devices to emergency responders. The latest funding round brings its total amount raised up to $65 million.
Answer: Find out with these two apps.
Transit, a startup based in Canada, wants users to find all their car-free travel options in one place. Now they've got a big chunk of money to continue that work, and a lot of it came from car companies.
Answer: The hidden cameras in Denali National Park might be able to tell us.
The firm will collaborate with Sunstone Technology Ventures on deal-sourcing, review and investment overseas.
This year's winners in the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities Survey are finding creative ways to solve government problems with technology, pushing the envelope of what is possible in the public sector.
Answer: 90 percent, according to a survey commissioned by Reese's.
Answer: Who’s to say for sure, but a new image from NASA points to ‘yes.’
Answer: A robotic cat.
Counties and cities look fairly distinct from one another.
Answer: Not yet.
Answer: 100 times faster.
Answer: The way you walk.
Answer: 80 percent.
County governments devote much more of their budgets to staff, and less to services.
Answer: An artificial moon.
Answer: To help defend elections against misinformation.
Answer: With a $6,490+ case.
Answer: The Running Man.
He will help lead the public sector division of a data analytics firm.
It's the second acquisition for NEOGOV in the last year.
Jin started work Monday in the position, which has been vacant for more than a year.
A quick bite of the data from the 2018 Digital States project.
The move puts ShotSpotter into a competitive and contentious space.
Answer: No, but your fitness tracker might think it does.
Answer: Your own robocaller!
The funding round comes from a single investment partner.
Top-line takeaways from this year’s survey, revealing where states are on their journey to digital government.
Answer: Video calling.
Passport got a big investment last year, and started looking for acquisition opportunities.
Answer: Yes, and facial recognition tech can identify them.
Answer: A finger.
Answer: Not yet, but they should be able to soon.
CIO Shawn Riley said the state has hired longtime private-sector tech executive Dorman Bazzell as its inaugural chief data officer.
Answer: The sound of birds chirping.
Answer: 55 years.
The ‘Presidential Alert’ received across the country was part of a test to evaluate the readiness of federal emergency communication infrastructure.
The results of this year's survey show that top states prioritize collaboration, good governance and strong citizen engagement in their use of technology to serve the public.
Edward Parkinson has been named acting CEO of the First Responder Network Authority.
Answer: 99 percent.
The provider's cloud-based solutions will be hosted on Microsoft Azure.
Answer: A brick-and-mortar Amazon store.
Speaking at the 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum, Gov. Charlie Baker announced new leadership for the MassCyberCenter and grants to stimulate workforce development.
Answer: An Internet connection.
Joy Bonaguro, who departed local government earlier this month, will be Corelight’s new head of people, operations and data.
The merger between the communications-focuses companies was announced Sept. 26.
Answer: Look through walls to count people.
Answer: With your eyes!
GovTech's overview of which states, cities and counties have a chief privacy officer.
Answer: by helping Apple customers “juice up” while waiting in line.
Its new executive director comes directly from a career spanning nearly three decades in cyberdefense and national intelligence.
Answer: A material that can turn ordinary objects into robots.
Answer: If your carry-on bag will fit in a plane’s overhead bin.
Answer: To test the national emergency alert system.
San Francisco’s data efforts will be led moving forward by data services manager, Jason Lally.
Answer: By detecting coughs.
Answer: Call for help.
Answer: 400 km.
Answer: A dragon egg.
InterVision, which does similar work in the managed IT-cloud services space, bought out Infiniti.
Answer: With an Xbox controller.
Answer: Fashionable people.
The FirstNet Authority is well into the deployment phase for the nation's first interoperable emergency responder network.
Answer: Crash detectors.
The merger created one of the biggest companies in gov tech.
Answer: A starfish-killing drone.
Answer: With algorithms!
Facts and figures on smart cities efforts in the U.S.
Answer: In a strand of DNA.
Answer: A small autonomous car for transporting rubber duckies.
Answer: San Jose.
George Khalil replaces Lea Deesing, who was promoted earlier this year.
Answer: 3 days.
Answer: Yes, yes they are.
Answer: To perceive their prosthetic limbs.
GovTech's overview of which states, cities and counties have added a chief innovation officer to their ranks.
Answer: To develop a language for self-driving cars.
Answer: To protest against a potential #LifeWithoutScooters.
The next-generation 911 company, Carbyne, is based in Israel but signing its first customers in the U.S.
Answer: Contact with your lips.
Answer: 10 minutes.
Answer: Facial recognition tech.
The state is the first to try the technology at such a large scale — though the number of people using the system will likely be a tiny fraction of the overall electorate.
Answer: 4.45 seconds.
Answer: Robotic exoskeletons.
Answer: A horse and buggy.
Answer: The world’s first revolving glass floor.
Conduent is staying in the public sector, but divesting itself of "non-core assets," according to the company.
Answer: By playing realistic, and ridiculous, conversations.
Answer: Tracking taps and swipes.
Answer: Paris, France.
Answer: Freight trucks.
Answer: Smart home tech.
Anne Bennett has more than two decades of technology experience under her belt.
Carlos Rivero, who has spent his career in academia and federal government positions, will be Virginia's first CDO.
Answer: Grocery shopping.
Mike Wons was already serving as an adviser to the company.
Answer: Wind or water.
Answer: The magic of Harry Potter.
Facebook reaches an agreement with Washington State Attorney General’s office to prohibit discriminatory advertising practices on its platform.
Answer: CT scanners (sort of).
The Oregon city is the latest affected by the breach of its online payment systems.
Answer: The deaf community.
Answer: 15 times.
State CIO Shawn Riley announced the hiring of two top positions within the Information Technology Department July 19.
Answer: A whisper.
An interactive look at 5G technology across the country as covered by Government Technology.
Answer: A plant.
Answer: Challenging each other to lip sync battles.
This year's winners use tech to improve government, even when the odds are stacked against them.
Angela Langston will oversee a lot of customer-centric functions at SeamlessDocs.
Answer: Stay in its own lane.
Answer: A free cup of coffee ... if you drive a Mitsubishi.
Answer: Your temperature.
Answer: No. Not yet, anyway.
Answer: An airbag for your device.
Here's a look at who's filling the role of CDO in states, cities and counties.
Across the nation, states are passing autonomous vehicle legislation and in some cases these vehicles are already roaming the roads. Here’s a look at where autonomous vehicles are and where they’re going.
Answer: Lego bricks.
Gov. Jay Inslee names Vikki Smith to serve as interim director of Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech), as acting CIO Rob St. John prepares to retire June 30.
Answer: Drones, and the Internet.
Answer: 3-D-printing drones.
An interactive look at drone use across the country as covered by Government Technology.
Answer: Nemo, from Finding Nemo.
An interactive look at autonomous vehicle projects and policies across the country as covered by Government Technology.
Answer: Turn it off.
Answer: Internet sales tax on online retail purchases.
An interactive look at blockchain use across the country as covered by Government Technology.
Answer: 35 billion.
The former general counsel to the Department of Information Systems has returned, this time as the state's privacy czar.
A new feature within Apple's iOS 12 update will allow 911 callers to more accurately share their location with first responders.
Amazon shareholders came together to send a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos asking for the software not to be sold to police.
Answer: 88.6 miles per hour.
Answer: On the road.
Answer: A Boeing 787.
The Harvard Kennedy School's Government Performance Lab will help six different state and local governments with pressing issues facing their communities.
The use of AI and digital assistants is part of a larger trend for the state.
Answer: Augmented reality.
Two cities and two counties in Georgia have been chosen as winners of a smart development competition.
Christopher Rein, former deputy director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, is the state's second stand-alone chief technology officer.
Answer: The windows.
Why the majority of voting systems in the U.S. are more than a decade old.
Answer: At the bottom of the ocean.
NIC co-founder Ross Hartley has retired from the company board of directors. At the same time the board has added two new members.
Schenk is the second chief data officer of a major city to depart government service in recent weeks.
Answer: 60 seconds.
ClearGov has raised its total funding to $3.75 million after its second round of seed funding brought in an additional $2.25 million.
Answer: How much coffee you should drink, and when, to achieve maximum alertness.
Answer: Three miles.
The companies are pledging that GitHub will operate independently as it joins one of the largest companies in tech.
Answer: The cornea.
Answer: Help people deal with natural disasters.
After blocking a vote on expanded drone use on crowds, the Illinois House of Representatives has revised and approved the expansion.
Answer: A sense of smell.
Answer: Sound waves.
Just days after Tammy James assumed the chief technology officer position, the county experienced connectivity issues.
Answer: No, according to a new federal court ruling.
Answer: At pop concerts.
Answer: An autonomous underwater vehicle.
Answer: Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.
Answer: 26.2 pounds.
Answer: A firefighter’s personal drone.
Answer: Out of thin air.
After some 33 years in state service, Rob St. John will retire June 30.
The lower chamber of Congress and the White House aren't friendly to the idea of net neutrality.
Answer: A tap on your smartphone.
The Unmanned Aerial System Integration Pilot Program will give the administration insights into how it might relax drone restrictions in the future.
The outgoing CEO, who will lead the company's board of directors, made a bundle on stock options as he made the change.
Massachusetts' first secretary for its still-new Executive Office of Technology Services and Security is departing, and will be replaced by a member of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
Answer: Credit card skimming.
Answer: Turn it into building material for low-cost housing.
The former Gov. Chris Christie appointee has taken a spot with Claroty, a cybersecurity firm based out of New York.
Answer: John Legend.
Ekistic Ventures led the round.
Answer: Two minutes or less.
There have been a lot of changes in state IT leadership in the past two years — with plenty more on the way.
Answer: Their eye movements.
Municode has a long history, including several recent acquisitions.
Answer: The Great Wall of China.
Answer: Low-income people and veterans.
Answer: It helps them to feel the view.
Answer: An interactive touchscreen.
Answer: Directly onto the skin.
Answer: Metal from crashed cars.
Answer: A Rubik’s Cube for generating unique passwords.
Answer: Think like a dog.
Answer: Racing up Pikes Peak.
Answer: The entire Earth.
Answer: Two, and they’ll be done in 20 minutes.
The round included participation from Microsoft Ventures.
Answer: Their body.
Answer: Report potholes and other road issues.
Answer: 3-D printed flip-flops.
Spoiler: It looks like a property deed.
Answer: $9.5 million.
Answer: Immediately alert first responders.
This year's Startup in Residence demonstrations will take place at the Bridge SF conference.
Answer: A smoke detector.
The innovative project will be funded with a $22.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Answer: By sending you pictures of them.
For the most part, the bigger states got bigger grants. But the presidential battleground state of Michigan got more money per person than other big states.
Answer: Delete, or "unsend," them.
Answer: Picking up trash.
The Commissioner of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications for South Dakota has retired.
Answer: A swarm of robot bees.
Laura Negrón will head up the newly formed effort to protect publicly held data in New York City.
Answer: IBM’s AI, Watson.
California’s second-largest airport is installing electrochromic glass that is capable of automatically lightening and tinting.
Answer: With smart socks.
Propylon is putting down an investment in PrimeGov, but the nature of the transaction is fuzzy.
Answer: Facial recognition technology.
Answer: Local small businesses.
Answer: A cart-wheeling spider.
Answer: De-icing giant wind turbines.
Answer: With autonomous snowplows.
Answer: A hydraulic propulsion system.
Answer: Anyone, via the Web.
The company expects a lot of new customers this year.
Answer: With a special app.
A new analysis sheds some light on how big the problems are and where they're the worst.
Answer: The first digital assistant for ski resorts.
Answer: Shipping containers.
Answer: A 3-D printer that can print an 800-square-foot house in under 24 hours.
Answer: Virtual reality.
Answer: Just 0.38 seconds.
Answer: People who are blind.
Answer: About $4,000.
Four cities and the state of Virginia were named as 2018 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge Grant winners.
Answer: 3-D printing.
The company is building off what it's already been working on.
Answer: HAL, from Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Answer: With an ultra-thin, self-regulating coating.
Answer: With light.
Answer: Your car key.
What is the size of the state government technology market?
Answer: Reconstruct the face someone was just thinking of.
Answer: A custom-built, plug-in electric delivery truck.
Answer: An all-female team of high school engineers.
Answer: On their skin.
The startup Bird has an electric scooter-sharing program in Santa Monica, Calif.
Answer: By literally shocking them.
Answer: By broadcasting local TV news channels on its platform.
Answer: 44 hours.
Answer: Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot.
A look through government tech purchasing data.
Answer: Black Girls CODE.
Answer: Drones that catch other drones and a tactical plane with facial recognition.
Answer: Yes, according to live video feed that SpaceX just released.
Answer: 100 percent clean and sustainable energy.
Answer: Celebrities try, and fail, to fill in.
Gov tech may be niche in the startup world, but it has drawn its share of star power.
Answer: with the DroneGun Tactical handheld jamming gun.
Answer: $1.4 million.
A state task force met for four months to discuss and study the technology's potential.
Answer: dropping Nicolas Cage’s face into classic movies, of course!
Answer: Radio waves.
Answer: Go back where they belong.
The seed round was led by Responder Ventures.
Answer: 20 seconds.
There's been a sudden jump in the number of open CIO and CTO roles in big cities.
Answer: Jan. 24.
Answer: The arts.
Answer: By dropping them a flotation device.
Answer: New Jersey.
Answer: 99.8 percent.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño, Jr. announced the NYCx Technology Leadership Advisory Council, which will advise and guide the new tech program.
Answer: 232.5 miles for eight hours.
Answer: Around your neck.
Answer: A sense of touch.
Ronald Buchanan, the chief information risk officer at the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services, will become the next chief information security officer for the state.
Answer: San Francisco.
The city tapped Chris Seidt to help guide its technology infrastructure into the future.
The state's Information Technology Services will be led by Administrator Jeffery Weak, while Greg Zickau remains as the CIO and deputy administrator.
The company's backers include Omidyar Network and the Y Combinator.
An infographic from a drone retailer provides some insight.
Answer: The aptly named 90Fun Puppy 1 smart suitcase.
Johanna Clyborne took the lead at Minnesota Information Technology Services in early 2018 following the departure of Tom Baden, and after roughly a year is stepping aside as a new administration sets up shop.
The Series A round was led by a major financial sector player.
Answer: By reading your mind.
Answer: Wi-Fi signals.
Answer: BMW's Mini division.
Answer: An electric bike wheel and the Google Assistant.
Answer: Four hours and 40 minutes.
It's probably the largest gov tech deal ever.
Answer: Facial recognition.
Answer: By sending an alert to your smartphone.
The company has pulled in a comparatively large Series A round to further its machine learning-driven technology.
Answer: A touchscreen.
A look at the state of smart electric metering, courtesy of U.S. Energy Information Administration data.
Answer: The loss of multiple appendages.
The tech giant thought the federal government should rely less on in-house expertise and open-source software. Those complaints didn't change much in a big report on modernizing government IT.
Answer: Asking for it.
Answer: A humanoid robot.
The company continues to pull in money from private investors.
Answer: 512 GB
Answer: The world's largest Starbucks store in Shanghai, China.
Longtime U.S. Army officer Dr. Charles Grindle, who retired earlier this year, has been named Kentucky's new chief information officer.
Answer: Voting preferences.
Answer: Drones. Hundreds of them.
It's the first acquisition since NEOGOV received investment money from a private equity firm last year.
Answer: Pours a shot of whiskey.
State CIOs are making security and cloud services their top priorities for the upcoming year.
The firm has been operating with one fund since 2014.
Answer: an AI-powered toothbrush.
Answer: A Bluetooth keyboard.
Answer: With an Internet-repellent tent.
Answer: coffee grounds.
Answer: By revoking their verified badges and imposing new guidelines for users seeking verification.
Answer: By making 3-D printed public benches out of Amsterdam’s plastic waste.
Answer: With sensors embedded in the pills.
Answer: A trucker cap.
Answer: More than 100,000.
Answer: Weaponized, lab-grown mosquitoes.
Answer: Your gloves.
Ahead of announcing the Digital Cities winners Thursday, the Center for Digital Government shares a few key trends that emerged from the results.
Answer: With a reusable water bottle that comes with a refill app.
Answer: A holographic one.
Answer: Facial scanning and recognition.
Answer: The aibo robodog.
Answer: A waterslide and a Ferris wheel.
Answer: 'sounds' from space.
The company is already testing in Las Vegas. It wants more.
A look through third-quarter market data.
Answer: by creating an archive for all advertisements on its platform.
Answer: Inside your front door.
The change, which includes mobile payment options, is a big one, but it's been a long time coming.
Answer: with a song.
Answer: Look at your phone while crossing the street.
Answer: five minutes.
The startup curator's data suggests government-focused startups might be worth a bit more than other kinds of businesses — at least in the early stages, before they receive investment money.
Answer: A tiny turtle!
Answer: an inflatable space habitat.
Answer: Spray-on cement.
The company has been expanding its product portfolio lately.
Answer: on-the-go recharging services for electric vehicles.
Answer: the people and cars around it.
With low growth in state government employment, some state workforces and job types are facing cuts.
Answer: in a self-driving mail truck.
Answer: the world's only Boeing 747 SuperTanker.
The company is buying Congo to help bolster its existing legal services domains, which are part of a grander fleet of locally-focused Web portals.
Answer: an interactive LED crosswalk.
A look at the history of Berkshire Partners.
Answer: its CityAirbus flying taxi service.
Answer: By using smart tech to determine what you are drinking.
It's a step that capitalizes on the work ClearGov has been doing all along.
The new product is meant to help government workers with their nose in the daily grind step back and get a better idea of the big picture.
Answer: The prototype of Honda's new disaster relief robot.
Answer: To provide contactless stadium entry.
The nation’s capital will be the lead city in the East Coast expansion of the San Francisco-born program that fosters collaboration between startups and government agencies.
The former Maryland CIO fills the position, which was vacated in early September.
Answer: less than an hour.
Answer: by printing them.
The venture capital firm Urban.Us is involved with this round of companies.
Answer: A beetle.
The young company is fresh out of the 500 Startups accelerator.
Answer: evaporating water
WaTech currently faces problems in a range of areas, chief among them being transparency, communication and modernity.
Answer: No; in fact, the performers are counting on it.
The city is partnering with Socrata to create a platform that allows users to download data sets and create visualizations.
Accenture finds evidence that people would have a hard time trusting artificial intelligence to handle various activities.
Answer: an octopus
Answer: To deliver medical supplies.
Answer: A smart scoop for dog food.
The company is only a year old, but it's moving quickly.
Answer: Xbox 360 controllers.
Answer: DNA robots
With more potential ties to Russian government, Kaspersky Lab's antivirus software has an order to be removed from all U.S. government computers.
Answer: battery-free phones
Answer: by helping to detect and prevent distracted driving
The city’s innovation chief, Grace Simrall, replaces Jason Ballard as interim CIO.
Answer: by remotely extending the range of some cars
Answer: an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Answer: autonomous ride-sharing, thanks to a new partnership with Drive.ai
Answer: an Apple Watch
A lot of local governments are using citizen engagement technology, but there's room for improvement in how they use them.
Answer: an interactive fetching machine
Some tools are very, very popular.
In Idaho, four “weigh-in-motion” systems take the place of traditional weigh stations, which require the truck to stop on scale to ensure it’s not overloaded.
Answer: the biggest — and newest — laser gun in the world.
Kehoe has served as King County, Wash., CIO for the past seven years, and pending a Board of Commissioners vote, will serve in the same capacity for Los Angeles County.
Amazon acquired a new patent that would allow its delivery drones to talk to customers, ask for help and prevent accidents.
Answer: by crowdsourcing information for an interactive map
DeVries is a veteran of federal government having served as CIO for the Office of Personnel Management and deputy CIO for the Department of Defense.
Answer: by offering rewards to the hacker community for uncovering the drones' weaknesses
The Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge will focus on "designed-in cybersecurity" for smart city systems, ultimately providing more secure and resilient protection of citizen privacy.
Answer: by banning pages that share false news from purchasing advertisements.
Exiting advisers say Trump has paid “insufficient attention” to growing number of cyberthreats facing the U.S.
Answer: No, it's apparently just an algorithm that is incapable of becoming hostile.
The government is more likely to consider its employees a cybersecurity threat, less likely to have dedicated cybersecurity personnel and its employees feel less prepared for threats.
Apple's latest foray into autonomous vehicles is a scaled-down version of what was expected to be a self-driving car built from the ground up by the tech giant.
Answer: by partnering with Girls Who Code and giving a $1.2 million grant
The New York DOT is launching a two-year, data-driven pilot program in an attempt to reduce vehicle ownership and free up precious parking spaces.
Answer: a 3-D printer
The initiative would earmark $3 billion over a 12-year period to provide motorists with subsidies for the cars they buy that qualify under the definition of zero-emissions vehicles.
Answer: by using the world's most powerful laser
A look into a key source of revenue for local government.
Answer: more than 1,000 robots dancing in sync
A newly announced position will focus on improving access and user experience throughout the city.
The communications giant has proposed a network solution it believes will achieve the mission of FirstNet, as well as maintain the competitive nature of the communications marketplace.
Answer: by controlling robot exoskeletons
Answer: making hilarious GIFs
There are quite a few companies selling government the ability to get paid.
Answer: a hell of a lot.
Answer: using a silicon chip that can recode cells
The partnership will open up the software, which enables users to receive notifications of drone flights to airports, higher education institutions and government agencies across the state.
Google spinoff Waymo has a new patent for developing a car that loses its rigidity during a crash, lessening the impact.
Answer: it’s all in the font
The ERP provider is beefing up its SaaS inspections portfolio.
Answer: the potential for large-scale, man-made islands
The possibilities are many.
Answer: access to cellular networks
This makes for the company's second acquisition.
Answer: the Hyperloop One test pod.
Answer: the water
The state's existing IT agency is set to be replaced by a more consolidated and focused iteration, according to state officials.
Answer: artificial intelligence
There are more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the country.
Answer: maps of your home
There are some key aspects of being in a special district; here's a look at what's happening now and what to expect going forward.
City Manager Dave Fitzhugh noted that many qualified applicants responded, making the journey to finding Scheetz “extremely competitive.”
Kate Garman will move from Kansas City, Mo., to the Emerald City to help coordinate smart tech projects across city departments and forge partnerships to improve the quality of life for residents.
Analytics is the top bet.
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority is setting itself up to exchange data and insights from partners around the globe.
Answer: by allowing them to share any sort of file through the platform
Plus, comparisons to the previous year.
Answer: a mysterious “almost periodic” signal
Just months after being sworn in as governor, Kay Ivey has appointed a top-level state IT executive to replace Dr. Joanne Hale.
Answer: a photon
In an organized event to protest the proposed change by the FCC to eliminate protections for net neutrality, cities and counties have joined together to pen a letter to chairman Ajit Pai.
Answer: the “dumb” phone … with a twist.
The neighborhood-based social network has partnered with the federal weather agency to bring more up-to-date critical information to American neighborhoods.
The woman behind Seattle's push into the city-driven privacy protections has returned from the private sector to lead the program once again.
Answer: a smart prosthetic, and that depends.
The majority say they could put most of their systems in the cloud, but have not.
Answer: a smart hat that sees into the human mind
In an attempt to provide housing and improve transit, Facebook announced its plan to integrate mixed-use retail and housing with workspaces.
Answer: Multan, Pakistan
Volkswagen has chosen to locate its EV carsharing network in Sacramento despite Los Angeles' attempt to lure the company south.
Answer: a national park
Officials have said the newly signed law will consolidate the cybersecurity authority needed to address agency silos and evolving threats head on.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appointment of Danielle DuMerer as the city's permanent CIO was approved by the City Council June 28.
Answer: for a human-sounding digital assistant
Answer: the Weinerdrone
The philanthropist announced the initiative at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Annual Meeting, saying cities now play a vital role in an era of "Washington impotence."
The L.A. County Metropolitan Transit Agency is launching a pilot program, equipping 150 buses with Wi-Fi devices in an effort to improve ridership and passenger experience.
Even as it looks to younger people to help it evolve, the public sector is lagging behind the private sector in hiring them.
Answer: by teaching them to code
Answer: blockchain and biometrics
The process is finally complete for Eric Boyette, who will serve as the state's next CIO.
In a recent radio interview, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought up the idea of building a monorail system to divert traffic away from the Southern California nightmare — aka the 405 freeway.
A look at the numbers.
Answer: more than 200,000
Matt Miszewski is heading to the open data company as it begins to explore non-open data.
Answer: virtual reality
Mayor Richard Irvin has tapped into the private sector to lead this new innovation team.
With improved and strategic investment throughout the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to bring as many as 100,000 new jobs in the next 10 years.
Superion's customers will now have access to OpenGov's tools, and OpenGov will have access to Superion's clientele.
Answer: Ms. Pac-Man
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter appointed the 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran Jeffery Weak to head the state's cybersecurity efforts.
Before her official appointment, Schneider had served as the interim CIO following Toni Cramer’s retirement in 2016.
La-Z-Boy furniture company has hired Michigan CIO David Behen to serve as the organization’s vice president and CIO.
The company is getting into the government payments game.
Pondera Solutions is going down a route that has produced some quick business changes in the past.
Answer: Tertill, the weeding robot
The company has finished its initial public offering.
Answer: the Post Office
With the release of a request for information, the smallest state in the country is hoping to have an outsized role in the future of transportation.
The NYC Planning Labs is aimed at taking small projects from concept to use within a four- to six-week window.
A stroll through the GovTech 100's funding history.
According to a new study, cities may be able to predict where collisions are most likely to occur by collecting data on dangerous driving behaviors.
Answer: in about 45 years
Mapping and sharing data will help first responders save lives in the wake of disasters.
Verizon has pledged to provide free Wi-Fi via digital kiosks in 27 Sacramento parks.
Answer: South Korea
The startup offers a means for people to interact with courts without physically appearing.
The gunshot detection company has become the seventh on the Gov Tech 100 list to offer public stock.
StreetLight Data is trying to make counting cars happen a lot faster.
With the stroke of a pen, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval codified a new state agency focused on meeting cybersecurity threats.
The executive branch argued that a private nonprofit is better equipped to handle the country's 300 airports, but consensus remains elusive.
Answer: light the Olympic torch in 2020
The Treasury’s Transparency Portal was developed to help residents understand where resources are devoted and hold officials accountable.
Answer: Wonder Woman
The data visualization tool will now let users pull data directly from PDF tables, among other things.
The city signed a memorandum of understanding with WiredScore in order to certify which new developments are equipped with high-speed Internet access for businesses and residents.