Answer: A firefighter’s personal drone.
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: 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.
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.
Propylon is putting down an investment in PrimeGov, but the nature of the transaction is fuzzy.
Answer: Facial recognition technology.
Answer: A cart-wheeling spider.
Answer: With autonomous snowplows.
Answer: A hydraulic propulsion system.
Answer: Anyone, via the Web.
The company expects a lot of new customers this year.
A new analysis sheds some light on how big the problems are and where they're the worst.
Answer: Shipping containers.
Answer: A 3-D printer that can print an 800-square-foot house in under 24 hours.
Answer: Virtual reality.
Answer: People who are blind.
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: The moon.
Answer: With an ultra-thin, self-regulating coating.
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: 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: Virtual reality.
Answer: Jan. 24.
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.
The city tapped Chris Seidt to help guide its technology infrastructure into the future.
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.
The Series A round was led by a major financial sector player.
Answer: By reading your mind.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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
Answer: access to cellular networks
This makes for the company's second acquisition.
Answer: the Hyperloop One test pod.
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.
Volkswagen has chosen to locate its EV carsharing network in Sacramento despite Los Angeles' attempt to lure the company south.
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: 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.
Answer: more than 200,000
Matt Miszewski is heading to the open data company as it begins to explore non-open data.
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.
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.
The company has finished its initial public offering.
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.
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.
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.
A proposal from Gov. Charlie Baker would, with statehouse support, create a Secretary of Technology position, empowered to secure, modernize and centralize state IT.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced June 2 that Behen's last day as CIO is June 16.
During his five years with the county, Dan Hoffman has helped to define innovation for the agency.
New applications of technology could swiftly make paper and mobile boarding passes a thing of the past.
Data from the Digital Cities and Counties Surveys reveals that governments are either investing in or planning to deploy CRM systems.
Answer: depends on the occupation
The moves follow the company's hiring of a new CEO in March.
Using data sets from multiple sources, the NYU Furman Center created an interactive map for resilience planners on where flooding is most prone and which populations are most heavily affected.
The venture capital firm will work with the accelerator's third cohort this year.
Answer: robotic arms
The spike in requests during the latter half of 2016 has some eyebrows raised.
Answer: facial recognition software
Most of the federal civilian workforce lives outside Washington, D.C.
The startup has gone nationwide.
The company would use half the money to pay off debt early.
A look at data from other gov tech companies that have gone down SST's path.
A federal court has ruled against the congressional decision to force the registration of non-commercial drones.
Answer: by tracking what’s actually being read
Answer: an 11-year-old
The ride-hailing giant and tech behemoth are combining their powers with the ultimate goal of making their footprint the largest in the self-driving vehicle game.
To cut passenger wait times and devote employees to more complex tasks, Delta Air Lines will this summer debut baggage drop-off kiosks that match passengers with their passport photos.
The company's latest investment comes from Emerson Collective, 8VC, Govtech Fund and others.
One state has a lot of the biggest county budgets. Guess which one?
The center will serve as a testing facility for autonomous technology across sectors, but based on recent actions by the government, the center could put a priority on autonomous vehicle development.
The biggest cities don't always have the budgets to match.
Related events are set to take place from California to Vermont.
Answer: in a new documentary called Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Cities should be thinking about how they are going to address the inevitable onset of autonomous vehicles, beginning yesterday.
Answer: from a vending machine
The Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Technologies aims to ensure that lawmakers have the most current information.
After more than 20 years of operation, SST is looking to enter the stock market.
University of Reno students may soon take driverless buses to classes.
On May 1, the president signed an executive order to establish the council, with which all agencies are encouraged to cooperate.
FirstNet also is on track to achieve a number of key milestones, such as the delivery of draft state plans in June — three months ahead of the original target.
Initial findings from an Accenture survey show how far along government IT is in adopting agile approaches.
The focus of the new agency will be to take a more coordinated and accountable approach to managing the state’s IT infrastructure.
The creation of a standalone IT office is bringing a host of changes, including the appointment of Bill Vajda as the state's new CIO.
CIS CyberMarket is now offering cloud access security brokering to its state and local government members.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the appointment April 25, nearly a month after Maggie Miller resigned from the role.
Turns out special districts serve a lot of different functions.
Answer: the After Ice app
Agencies including the departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Housing and Urban Development have expressed an interest in the effort, which is now in its early stages.
Answer: Tot Bot
Illinois IT officials talk a lot about their plans for cutting-edge technologies like the ever-expanding Internet of Things, and now they're taking action to make sure the talent pool is there for implementation.
Answer: Project Baseline
Mike Steinmetz brings a wealth of public- and private-sector experience to the Ocean State, where he will serve as the first cybersecurity officer.
USAFacts may just be the first government spending data tool of its kind.
Answer: adorable sorting robots
While filing taxes can be a daunting task, the good news is that there are handy online resources already in place and able to swiftly provide answers.
The most common type of local government is not the city. Not by a long shot.
Answer: pooper-scooper drones
The technology giant is now the 30th company to receive approval for testing on state roadways.
Transparent government advocates voice immediate criticisms of the decision.
Relying on the trope that cutting regulations leads to limitless economic potential, the White House's economic council is hoping to identify measures that could speed up the permitting process.
The newcomers have ties to IBM, Argonne National Laboratory and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Virginia's third largest county lured Mancini, an industry veteran with 30 years in IT and 12 years in local government, out of the private sector to head up its IT operations.
Nine senators warned that if the country falls behind on connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, the rest of the world will surpass the United States.
After the competition concludes, participants are encouraged to share their code, results and any other outputs in a place where the public can access them.
A look at the exit rates among gov tech investors.
Answer: President Trump’s tweets
After serving as chief information officer for the state department of transportation, Eric Boyette will serve all state agencies as state-level CIO.
The company is working on solutions to help water utilities anticipate infrastructure failures.
The company, already huge in the market, is positioning itself for increased growth.
Mayor Ed Murray also signed an executive order to expand the use of data and analytics in daily city work.
The gov tech investment market lists in one certain direction: early-stage.
Navigant Research compiled a list of 18 companies, determining which leads the pack in terms of building and distributing self-driving vehicles at scale.
According to a new survey, 81 percent of residents said that both citizens and law enforcement officials would benefit from the use of body-worn cameras.
Answer: Informed Delivery
Erie Meyer also will become a member on the National Advisory Council, which helps create and facilitate a dialog between the various brigades, governments and tech leaders across the country.
The proclamation outlines the need to support and nurture growing public and private IT industry within the state.
Answer: to be the Uber of water taxis
After a lengthy and challenged selection process, the FirstNet national public safety broadband network has selected its contractor.
The program matches resident donations for parks and other community improvements with grant money.
The company's main investors are from its home state, Massachusetts.
Our Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers honors people inside and outside of government with a grand vision and the grit to execute on it.
To create a fully driverless vehicle, capable of handling all driving situations, Waymo is training its autonomous minivans to operate in the snow.
The Town Hall feature comes months after Facebook voter registration reminders yielded a significant impact in several states.
Headed by the president's son-in-law, the team is meant to advise the president on spurring job growth and business development.
Ontario officials say Hartley’s role will be “to streamline online government services and make them more efficient for people and business.”
Answer: to flirt more effectively
Which state will be the next to issue an RFP?
Answer: Delta Gloves
Matt Lira will serve as special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives.
The state has clarified that although it has issued the RFP, that does not mean it has already decided to “opt out” of FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety network.
Token Transit is small, but it's growing.
Gov. John Hickenlooper names former Intel VP Tony Neal-Graves to lead the state's broadband efforts.
And which companies are they closest to?
Maryland has named Michael Leahy, previously a senior adviser to Gov. Larry Hogan, as its new acting secretary of IT.
In the Friday judgment, Judge Elaine Kaplan ruled in favor of the First Responder Network Authority, granting it the ability to move forward with the procurement process.
After a stint in the deputy and interim director roles, Jones was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to formally lead the state's IT department.
Hillary Hartley is reportedly the third senior official to leave the GSA’s disruptive internal startup, 18F, in recent months. According to an internal email, she has accepted a position in Canada.
The Clear My Record tool is also available in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, San Francisco and Solano.
After nearly four years with the city of San Diego, Chief Information Security Officer Gary Hayslip is reportedly leaving to pursue opportunities in the private sector.
The company is set to deliver multiple components of a massive, 16-year-old system.
The representative-contacting company has received its first venture capital injection.
ACCESS NYC has gone through a makeover in order to make it more accessible for knickerbockers to receive city services.
When it comes to transparency in government, some entities excel while others fall short, which means there's still work to be done.
Intel announced that it would buy the driving assistance part maker, which specializes in computer vision and collision avoidance.
The cloud-based startup competition includes backing from some big Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Minnesotan Shawn Riley to head up the North Dakota Information Technology Department.
A ruling by the Federal Communications Commission and two joint resolutions introduced in Congress would make it harder for consumers to keep their personal information private.
According to reports, Haley Van Dyck will return to the federal government to help deliver digital services.
French transportation giant Airbus plans to test a flying vehicle prototype later this year. Time will tell if that jump-starts the ambitious drone-car protype unveiled March 7 at the Geneva car show.
Mike Stevens, a former deputy director of the Columbus Department of Development, was appointed to the role.
The program connects four Northern California cities with startups to create technologies aimed at improving housing, transportation, public safety and other community challenges.
The University of Washington released a report for how Seattle should handle the onset of autonomous vehicles, but lessons can be applied to cities nationwide.
The role of the chief data officer has increasingly found a place in government over the last couple of years. Here’s a look at who is filling the position in states, cities and counties.
Andrew "Pete" Peterson has been announced as the new CIO of Oakland, Calif.
On the fifth anniversary of New York City's Open Data Law, officials launched a new, user-friendly homepage for the NYC Open Data Web portal.
After gathering community feedback for the past two years, the city released its plan that will begin to prioritize its projects and policies, most of which focus on the city’s innovative community outreach program.
The competition awards winners with cloud credits to help build out their projects.
The company is one of 15 finalists for the contest.
International Open Data Day promotes transparency through the use of freely available, non-copyrighted data. This year’s event focuses on open data for research, human rights and the environment, and for tracking the flow of public money.
The ride-sharing giant takes one step forward and one step back in its seemingly never-ending journey for government acceptance.
The New York City startup investor has taken on eight new companies.
After study, Hawaii will allow state and local agencies to use the General Services Administration's Schedule 70 in IT procurement.
A beta version is live for testing now, with plans underway for an official launch in the spring.
Answer: Just say “Nope”
In an address to the National Governors Association, the transportation secretary also discussed the role that industry plays in the future of the nation’s infrastructure.
Businesses in the government technology market are based all over the U.S.
A recently discovered data leak has a number of large companies on edge as the extent of the compromise is determined.
AirMap and Matternet both inched forward in their public sector work this week.
A new mapping tool for New Yorkers has been released by Sidewalk Labs to understand how the impending closure of the L line, called "L-mageddon," will affect travel around the city.
Infor works across multiple industries, including all levels of government.
Market research firm Onvia examined bid and RFP data across federal, state and local entities to identify governments’ spending priorities.
Garrit Lansing, who was appointed on Jan. 19, has been relieved of his duties after failing to pass a background check necessary for White House staffers in positions that cover national security.
Answer: talk to the dead
A new facility just outside of Indianapolis will be dedicated to the advancement of the Internet of Things.
The company will offer Wdesk on top of its own software.
Following the attack, ransom demands were made for over $25,000.
Forrester Research takes a look into the future.
See how these six publicly traded gov tech companies from our 2017 list are doing.
The company is alleging Taser interfered with the contract process.
The company's focus on APIs plays out in a new open data offering focused on collaboration.
The declarations align the cities with the goals of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign.
Answer: by getting a remote hug
The Washington, D.C., transportation department hopes open data visualization will reveal clues about how to lessen congestion and make a more accessible transportation system.
Calling all those who have something to say about smart city development: The National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development is asking for public comment on its smart city model policy.
Ford has announced it will invest $1 billion into robotics and artificial intelligence startup Argo AI.
The circumstances under which CISO Cory Louie left his post are unclear.
Carrie Bishop will fill the newly created role that heads up the recently introduced digital services team.
A team of eight acquisition experts is helping public purchasers navigate the evolving nature of the digital business space.
500 Startups' 20th batch of companies includes several government-facing firms.
The company wants to apply artificial intelligence to body cameras.
Answer: a hyperlapse video created using Google Maps images
The bill came about as a result of inconsistencies and security issues within the Agency for State Technology.
San Francisco-based social network for neighbors buys UK company and announces plans to expand into France, Germany and other European countries.
The deal will give members the ability to buy directly from the website as part of a competitive procurement contract.
The Governors Highway Traffic Association published a report on what to anticipate for the inevitable interaction of autonomous vehicles and human drivers.
The state treasurer says the site will focus on financial accountability and spending.
The signing of the executive order was canceled Tuesday afternoon, but the document is still expected to be signed at a later date.
The state seeks vendors to allow local and municipal government to leverage connected infrastructure.
Due to the events over the weekend, a rift has formed between Pittsburgh and Uber.
The competition brought together teams to design, build and test Hyperloop pods for a chance to move on to the next competition in an actual Hyperloop tunnel.
Answer: predicting how bad the parking is at your destination
Answer: the “Find my AirPods” app
The National Park Service gag order was apparently lifted following critical retweets of the Trump administration.
The city's planned fleet of connected smart kiosks is expected to not only offer Internet and services to residents, but also serve as a means to connect and engage with city officials.
An evolving economy and cybersecurity concerns rank as chief priorities for many as President Trump takes office.
On the final day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a set of documents setting guidelines for how vehicles communicate with infrastructure.
Formerly with Google, Matt Cutts has joined the federal government.
After a lengthy IT career spanning state and local government, McQuillan will leave public service in March.
As Inauguration Day nears, IT leaders reflect on Obama’s tech legacy as they prepare for their next career moves.
Thom Guertin will temporarily remain at his post to ensure a seamless transition of power.
The website pulls together listings from across the federal government.
In a positive turn in their investigation of the latest attempt to hack a state computer system, Arizona officials said Russian hackers weren't behind the incident.
A new data visualization dashboard promises unparalleled insights into services and future needs for the iconic city.
The old VW bus is a classic, but the newest addition to the Volkswagen family is eco-friendly and speedy.
The effort to bring in new, more agile blood into the state's cloud/data analytics resource pool is now open, with an award date expected in March.
The ride-sharing company is looking to partner with planning agencies and researchers to provide access to the data in order to begin providing insights that can aid in infrastructure planning.
Twitter has taken shape as a veritable bullhorn for incoming President Donald Trump, which has some in Congress concerned about what he says through the medium.
The U.S. Chief Information Officer's push to encrypt all federal government domains will take a little longer.
On the cusp of an RFP release intended to shake up traditional procurement methods, the state of Ohio is outlining specific problems it intends to tackle across all of its agencies and departments.
Port of Entry computer outage left travelers at the mercy of long lines and manual intake procedures Jan. 2.
Artificial intelligence promises to shake up the economy. The White House released a report to help public officials prepare for the next great disruption.
The tech collaborative's new building will expand the community center's presence in New York.
James Collins will continue to serve as the state CIO under its new gubernatorial leadership.
Numbers from the company's year-end review.
In a questionnaire, Chao outlines the challenges that face transportation planning for the next administration.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum recently announced some changes to the C-suite in Bismarck.
Charges have been brought against a suspect for launching a phishing attack that potentially made personal information of more than 750,000 individuals vulnerable.
On its mission to become the nation's first smart state, Illinois held its second workshop solidifying goals and project leads.
Open government advocate Sunlight Foundation will continue with its former interim executive director at the helm, a new deputy director and some staff departures.
The market research firm Onvia doesn't expect the next president to change much for the government technology business — at least not immediately.
Nashville, Tenn.'s new chief strategy officer will work to further the city's goals of citizen-centric government and transparency in the coming fiscal year.
In citing the enormous potential for saving human lives, the U.S. Department of Transportation is opening up the floor to public comment on a rule mandating new vehicles be outfitted with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology.
Michigan hopes to regain its throne atop the automotive world with relaxing rules on the operation of autonomous vehicles on state roads.
The investigation and subsequent report are not meant to undermine the integrity of the election results, but to gather information in order to bolster cybersecurity.
Answer: by driving a semi-truck full of data storage devices from your data center to theirs
In what some have dubbed a shocking announcement, the tech powerhouse discloses its plans to power itself using 100 percent renewable energy.
Answer: they are all trending foods of December
Answer: by acquiring an AI startup
Boston.gov will now be home to the official record for the city's public meetings, hearings and notices.
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Apple admitted its interest in highly automated vehicles and noted a few concerns regarding the proposed regulations.
Answer: by flying drones through streets
Washington, D.C., has recently become home to a new kind of sustainable energy.
Officials also announced that private organizations will seize on the program's progress with new steps to meet the scale of the opportunity.
Members of the advisory council — which will help guide the organization and the partnerships it creates between universities and cities — represent industry, academia and local government.
Answer: out of fear of censorship under the Trump administration
Take a look at the driverless car in action.
SF Muni was infected with ransomware, prompting the agency to turn off ticket machines and faregates to minimize any potential risk or inconvenience to Muni customers.
More than 800,000 Californians used the new features enabled by the database, the Secretary of State said.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released a set of voluntary guidelines to quell the rise of distracted driving.
Answer: a pet DNA database
The proposed regulations could lead to the proliferation of high-speed trains in the United States.
Live video streaming will soon be a feature available to all Instagram users.
State CIOs have indicated what they will focus on in the coming year.
The partnership seeks to unlock the power of big data at one of the largest ports in the world, and demonstrate how digital can enhance and improve operations.
The new app is set to launch in Germany next month.
Our infographic highlights key findings about how cities are using IT as well as where efforts are headed next.
During a Veteran’s Day ceremony, the governor announced Cyber Vets Virginia, a training-based initiative focused on filling the state’s some 17,000 vacant technology jobs.
The trains convert hydrogen into an electric power source for the locomotives.
As with Brexit, there are many concerns surrounding what effect Trump will have on majorly progressive industries, such as the technology industry.
Many cybersecurity officials have warned about Internet of Things vulnerabilities, but researchers have demonstrated one particular weakness — and proved it with drones.
The charging networks will place stations 50 miles apart, potentially allowing electric vehicle owners to take long road trips.
NCDOT says it may be first state transit agency to ink a transit tech partnership.
The U.S. Department of Energy is issuing grants to 10 projects as a part of its Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program.
Answer: the Information Network of Arkansas (INA)
The White House recently broke down how the reins for social media accounts will be passed on to the next president.
Robert Schmidt, chief of the state's Office of Technology Services, announced on Oct. 31 that he will retire in early 2017.
The challenge announcement follows legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in late September of this year, which directed the California Department of Water Resources and partnering state agencies to create a statewide water data platform.
The FBI announced it would be reviewing the significance of newly discovered emails in the Hillary Clinton case.
Google's Access has announced the discontinuation of efforts to bring its fiber network to new cities. The redirect comes with job losses and the resignation of the division's CEO.
The proposed guidance asks agencies to develop and implement targeted modernization plans for specific high-risk, high-priority systems, and to do so in four phases.
Rob Cook, former vice president of software development for Pixar, will help drive new and emerging technologies at the federal level.
San Antonio CTO Hugh Miller will be leaving public service at the end of the week, according to an internal city memo.
Aaron Ogle has agreed to work with the OpenGov Foundation and lead its product design team.
According to reports, multiple sites have been hit by a cyberattack resulting in crashes and extremely slow load times.
According to a recently granted patent, police officers could be equipped with voice-activated drones small enough to perch on their shoulders.
The cities and counties will work together to create policies, pilot emerging technology and share insights to improve transportation in local government.
Carr will assume the role chief information technology officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in mid-November.
A living document could spread 18F's knowledge beyond just the federal government.
After its controversial "free Internet" program was shut down in India, the social giant hopes to leverage its position in the tech community to offer rural U.S. residents some form of connection.
Aaron Snow, who's been there since the beginning, is moving on.
The goal of the "Meet the Threat" initiative is to best position all states and territories to meet the cyberthreat.
According to a recent report, data from connected cars could be a $750 billion market.
The state is moving toward a future where cars can operate without humans.
The administration's high-tech initiatives keep growing.
Sen. Charles Schumer points to limited features of federal alert system as being out of date.
AT&T claims a new ordinance essentially allows other companies to “seize, alter or relocate AT&T property without the company’s consent.”
Every two years, states are graded on how well they use technology. Our infographic outlines key findings from the 2016 survey.
Cevetello comes to the city with more than 20 years of experience in research, and creation and implementation of technology, outreach and learning.
New legislation hopes to make elections more secure by making them less electronic.
Decline in funding and the absence of a leader have the open government advocacy nonprofit searching for new partners and a new identity.
KentuckyWired will consist of more than 3,000 miles of fiber-optic cable and more than 1,000 sites that will be connectivity points in communities.
The project marks the largest IT undertaking in the state, and was focused on replacing a network of decades-old systems with the assistance of information technology contractor Deloitte.
Reports suggest that Flint Waters, Wyoming CIO, is joining tech behemoth Google.
The first carbon trading scheme in the U.S. is now a decade old. Here are some of the things it's done.
Talk about unintended consequences.
A new business coalition is shooting to prepare Tokyo — the world's largest metropolitan area — for self-driving cars by the time of the next Summer Olympic Games.
Following a recent legal battle between the Boston police union and the city, the department’s body camera program will launch as early as next week.
Public-sector portals may be following the design trend of less is more, but back-end processes are becoming increasingly complex.
Gregory Touhill, a retired brigadier general and deputy assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been named as the first federal CISO.
Oregon is the fourth state to give its police access to AWS Cloud.
Gov. Scott Walker has announced the revamped deal for the statewide BadgerNet Converged Network that should increase Internet speeds and lower costs.
The new festival, called South by South Lawn, is intended to serve as a platform for the nation's foremost innovators and creators.
On Sept. 6, David De Vries, deputy CIO for the Department of Defense, was named the department's new CIO.
The National League of Cities recommends that cities guard against reckless and privacy-violating use of drones.
The map pulls together information on transit routes, stops and schedules.
The Alphabet company will help users throughout the San Francisco Bay Area find rides to and from work.
The transit-elevated bus takes public transit above the street.
The project is in its early stages, but it's promising big things for the future.
The practice is controversial, widely used and very important to the future of solar power.
The state's health information exchange is seeking the certification to ensure that clinical information is protected, but not all stakeholders feel it's worth the effort.
Replacements for Chief Innovation Officer Ted Smith and Theresa Reno-Weber, the city’s chief of performance and technology, have already been named.
During a kickoff ceremony at the Google Fiber Space, company officials announced that a large portion of the city would have access to both residential and small commercial services effective 9 a.m., Aug. 24.
The First Responder Network Authority announced the reappointment of three board members to an additional three-year term.
The company is looking to move ground-bound transportation into the sky.
Smartphones are everywhere, but reception isn't.
The company plans to offer free rides to customers in downtown Pittsburgh using vehicles retrofitted to drive themselves.
The new "Chief of Information Assurance” will be responsible for proactively identifying, protecting, detecting, reacting and recovering from advanced cyberthreats.
The company wants to offer cars that can operate without a human for ride-hailing within five years.
Systems connected: Planning and development, energy utilities, public works.
The city of Centennial, Colo., hopes to connect more residents to the larger Denver area by helping them get to light rail more efficiently.
Department of Energy-funded programs are looking to improve on both range and charging time for electric vehicles.
The state is putting a lot of money and resources toward a small-town facility that will play host to futuristic cars.
Founded in March of 2014, 18F is a federal digital consultancy that helps other agencies buy, build and share modern software using agile development and human-centered design.
According to an official blog post introducing the new official, Krucoff will lead a team of 26 employees who worked together previously in an unofficial capacity as they were spread across the enterprise.
These two high-profile job changes come during a string of departures under Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Obama administration has announced a series of government and industry initiatives to accelerate deployment of unmanned aircraft systems.
Sacramento, Calif.'s interim chief innovation officer reflects on what's next for government innovation.
The General Services Administration announced a new initiative to streamline data centers throughout the federal government.
After just a little over a year with the department, Tyrone Grandison announced he's moving on to new things.
The city is setting up collection stations downtown to give cigarettes a second life.
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a partnership with drone makers to keep the unmanned systems out of hazardous wildfire areas.
Insights into this year’s Digital Counties Survey highlight how IT is used to support and provide public service.
The automaker has begun testing a self-driving bus in the Netherlands.
The inaugural Hawaii Annual Code Challenge will combine state resources with coders to help solve problems.
A brief explanation of what energy storage is and how it works.
Elon Musk has revealed that he wants Tesla Motors to develop electric, connected, self-driving transit vehicles in the future.
The city’s inaugural CDO, Jessica Singleton, helped transform NYC into one of the hottest tech scenes in the world.
The city's five-year plan involves a lot of tech.
The city's office of Information Technology Services confirmed on July 15 that Cotton has officially retired as of July 2016.
The bipartisan Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act introduced in the House of Representatives aims to keep used electronics “out of the hands of counterfeiters and data thieves.”
San Francisco has banned the product in the hopes that it will help solve problems in several areas.
Facebook live streaming feature captures the moments before, during and after a shooting in Norfolk, Va., July 12.
Systems connected: Mobility, infrastructure, city planning, data, taxation
The National Association of City Transportation Officials' recent statement on automated driving reflects one tech giant's sentiments that driving is better left to machines.
A new data set joins public-private partnerships aimed at mobilizing the commonwealth's workforce.
Autonomous deliveries of food and parcels will be one step closer as Starship Technologies has agreed to partnerships in the UK, Germany and Switzerland.
The state energy provider will also be required to invest in “energy transformation” projects to directly reduce fossil fuel consumption.
The federal government innovation group 18F has hired the Sunlight Foundation's senior technology adviser to further its open data work.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke to a crowd at the National Transportation Systems Center about the department's Beyond Traffic program, urging attendees to start taking on their responsibility in planning for the future.
Chrousos will depart on maternity leave on July 15, and then return to the private sector.
Tesla Motors said a May accident represents the first known fatality while one of its cars was driving in Autopilot mode.
Systems connected: Transportation, energy, economic development, health care, inter-city collaboration
Systems connected: Public transit, autonomous vehicles
The automotive center of America is working out the kinks to ready the country’s infrastructure before self-driving cars roll out nationwide.
Systems connected: Transportation, disability services, public works
The Federal Aviation Administration released federal operational rules for commercial drones, but has opted to let state and local regulations have the final say.
Columbus, Ohio, has won the Smart City Challenge, but the other cities who made it to the final round will get some help implementing their plans too.
The city will get more than $100 million in government and private-sector money to implement high-tech, futuristic transportation ideas.
A project out of Seattle is looking to make the daily grind easier for the people who have a tougher time moving about ever-changing cities.
The self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley has hired Rob Lloyd, former CIO of Avondale, Ariz., to lead its IT department.
Gov. Chris Christie has called on security specialist Dave Weinstein to spearhead improvements to cybersecurity and innovation in the state.
Boston Analytics Manager Kelly Jin is returning to federal service in a yet-to-be-named data science position, continuing a stream of IT hires by the White House.
Colorado is the most recent state to pen an agreement with Amazon Web Services for access to criminal justice cloud technology.
President Obama is looking for ways to cut energy use and help integrate renewable energy onto the power grid.
US Ignite has created a network of 15 communities that will partner to provide gigabit-scale solutions to municipal problems.
State and local governments are projected to spend nearly $100 billion on IT this year. Here’s a look at where that money is being invested.
Bloomberg Philanthropies data initiative What Works Cities announces its next 12 cities along with an urban innovation toolkit.
The telecommunications giant is one of many tech firms to offer its services to the winner of the competition.
Following one of the largest data breaches on record, the Office of Personnel Management hires a chief information security officer.
The vetoed legislation could have landed non-compliant technology executives in jail.
The department is in the midst of testing various connected vehicle pilots in Florida, New York and Wyoming. Now, the department has published a library of technical assistance available through the program.
More than 100 civic hacking events are set to go off around the country in an effort to solve community problems with open data.
A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder qualified his statement that Snowden had done a public service by saying the way Snowden went about the revelation was inappropriate and damaging to national security.
A new mass transit vehicle that cars on the road can drive through is scheduled to hit Chinese transit later this year.
Under the terms of an enterprise memorandum of understanding, the agencies will have better delivery of customer-centric services, be better able to make strategic decisions and policies, and will improve organizational efficiencies.
Google plans to use the facility in the auto industry's backyard to work on self-driving minivans.
Businesses in central Ohio would pitch in another $90 million if the city won the Smart City Challenge.
Other countries, like Japan and Mexico, rely on earthquake early warning systems, but the United States — namely California — has been slower to fully fund and adopt the potentially life-saving technology.
The partnership with roughly 150 private-sector employers is also helping to give job seekers a leg up in their career search.
The company joins Lyft, Google and others in the race to develop the technology that will allow humans to let go of the wheel.
Users who haven't changed their passwords since the 2012 breach could soon find their accounts compromised.
The Alphabet-owned company is piloting a carpool-enabling app for Silicon Valley commuters.
NextEnergy is calling for solutions to urban problems, just as urban governments are looking for them.
The companies plan to test self-driving taxis as part of a race to get automated vehicles on the road.
A new report from Deloitte identifies key trends likely to re-imagine the public sector market in the near future.
There's a lot of work to be done before solar power can go mainstream, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
In a bid to highlight its cloud services to governments, Amazon is offering $250,000 in service credits to the cities and companies with innovative cloud projects.
Washington, D.C.’s first director of technology innovation is leaving local government and making his way to the Office of Management and Budget.
The consortium will advocate for autonomous vehicles as federal and state regulators develop rules.
As of Thursday, Uber has closed two long-running class action lawsuits and is set to pay out $100 million in settlements.
The company's subsidiary Sidewalk Labs may or may not be meeting with Alphabet leadership soon to discuss such a project.
The Federal Highway Administration is calling on state and local transportation agencies to work together on a new data-reporting initiative.
The Obama administration asks the Federal Communications Commission to open up cable box production to the tech industry.
Earth's resources are dwindling, but the world could build an alternative energy network within 30 years, according to China's biggest power company.
Odysseus Marcopolus will fill the shoes of the state's chief information officer until a permanent replacement is located.
MIT Media Lab and tech companies Deloitte and Datawheel have released Data USA, an open source platform promoted as the “the most comprehensive website and visualization engine” ever created for U.S. government data.
City officials host more than 60 events to harness support from community groups and citizens for citywide civic innovation strategy.
The company's new electric car has the same safety-oriented automated driving features as previous Tesla models, but is far cheaper.
The money will go toward low- or no-emission buses for public agencies.
Systems connected: Data collection, alternative fuel vehicles, budgeting
The automaker threw some ideas against the wall in expectation of the automobile's central role in future society.
Systems connected: Higher education, data collection, stormwater management, air quality
Systems connected: Transportation, cybersecurity, privacy
By offering a program that provides volume pricing on both solar panels and electric cars, local government can help customers buy more of each, according to a new study out of Colorado.
IRS2Go proves useful to taxpayers looking for refund answers and assistance in tax filing.
Akamai's State of the Internet Report breaks down the state of broadband connectivity, connectivity speeds and mobile access.
The most recent data from the Energy Information Administration shows ever-increasing energy efficiency in commercial buildings. And there are indications that the trend will continue.
Texas Department of Information Resources appoints former interim CIO Todd Kimbriel as CIO after more than a year of searching.
The technology enables a self-driving vehicle to enter a more cautious state when it detects a school bus.
Mark Nunnelly will begin as the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology's executive director on April 4 and will report directly to the governor.
Legislation in the Assembly would require the state's regulators to listen to the federal government when it comes to autonomous vehicle policy.
The Eagle-360 tire could grip the road better, allow for precision movements and maximize tire lifespan, according to Goodyear.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced seven finalists for its Smart City Challenge, which comes with a $50 million prize.
The department is working to bring some stability to the rapidly evolving field of autonomous vehicle technology.
While participating in a program designed to replace California's gasoline tax, drivers might get access to vehicle data usually offered to fleet managers.
The network has released details of several technology- and data-focused projects bubbling up through partnerships between cities and universities across the country. Here's a look at seven of them.
The fast-growing and prolific bamboo plant has some in the construction industry wondering if its high-tensile strength and resilient nature make it a perfect fit for more sustainable building.
A California transit authority is incentivizing passengers enrolled in a pilot project this spring.
A hackathon in Washington, D.C., led to the creation of several apps that aim to make transportation easier for low-income families.
A new survey notes that while data breach incidents continue to soar, 80 percent of government officials and their staff don't know if their state has a cyber emergency incident plan in place.
The U.S. Army is moving forward with plans to test an autonomous convoy on Michigan’s Interstate 69 this summer.
Lawmakers passed a bill that would eliminate coal-fired power production in the state by 2030 and require 50 percent renewable energy production by 2040.
New processes and products drive innovation forward in the energy and water industries.
A bill from a bipartisan group of senators would charge the Federal Communications Commission with the task of encouraging growth in the Internet of Things field.
Consumers and government are fueling demand for vehicles that can self-park, assist with safe driving and integrate more closely with smartphones.
The company said it will improve its self-driving software in response to a crash one of its autonomous vehicles got into on Feb. 14.
A 110-megawatt project in Nevada will provide solar-powered electricity throughout the night with a fully integrated storage system.
The Texas Department of Information Resources board has voted to appoint Stacey Napier its executive director.
State IT procurement is broken, says the organization. Here are five ways to fix it.
The federal digital service 18F is testing a new platform for small purchase coding projects by startups and technologists.
An estimated 1 trillion gigabytes of global IP traffic in 2016 will fuel new threats and opportunities for the public sector.
By connecting the power supply system to wastewater, transportation and heating and air systems, one professor is arguing that a clean infrastructure portfolio is more achievable.
Since 2012, businesses and government agencies have been required to report data breaches affecting more than 500 Californians to the Attorney General's Office. More than 650 breach incidents have been sent in during the past four years.
Twitter’s consistent suspension of English-speaking, Islamic State-sympathetic accounts between August and September of 2015 resulted in substantial disruption.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have announced a method for accurately tracking an object's location within a centimeter using GPS.
The company has won protection for the concept of using its autonomous vehicle technology, currently under development, to deliver packages to customers in the future.
Boston's principal data scientist announced a move to MassIT and hinted at a transformation of his past work into something grander.
Though the U.S. Department of Transportation isn't releasing details of any of the 77 applications it's received for its Smart City Challenge until March 12, city officials have divulged pieces of their plans to local media outlets across the country.
The Washington State Health Care Authority reported that two employees exchanged files containing Social Security numbers and personal health information in violation of federal regulations.
The Obama administration outlined the need for an increased emphasis on cybersecurity given rising threat levels and a need to adapt to the rapidly changing environment.
In two days, contact information of about 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 DHS employees was published.
Version 3 of the New York State Council on the Arts' interactive map brings cohesion to what is otherwise an overwhelming number of projects and exhibits.
Cities large and small from across the country have submitted applications for the $50 million contest.
The company is looking to gain an edge in developing the first commercial flying car, so it hired an engineer who first theorized the potential of vertical takeoff and landing of vehicles.
The social media giant announced that since it began targeting users threatening or promoting terrorist activities in mid-2015, it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts .
Allison will continue to lead the state’s effort to mature its recently reinstated tech agency and overcome what he called the state’s “sins of the past.”
Urban Engines recently announced partnerships with several organizations, including the agency that runs trains in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Goals for the office are that by 2020, the vehicles are used as main public transport, and for the costs of such vehicles to be competitive with and available to the mainstream public.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants the state to be on the cutting edge of transportation and is dedicating a sizable portion of the budget to do so.
The new wording of the Lyft driver agreement will make it harder for the company to fire its drivers anywhere in the country, but does not classify the drivers as employees.
A global research firm predicts that energy storage, which supports renewable electricity as a resource, will double worldwide in 2016.
This new program offered through the Environmental Protection Agency will lend broadband expertise to small and rural communities.
Microsoft Philanthropies announces a three-year program to put analytics and cloud computing into the hands of 70,000 academic, nonprofit and eventually government partners.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wants to eliminate coal as a means of producing electricity within the next 10 to 15 years.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has released a report detailing infrastructure shortcomings in the nation's capital, noting particular problems with levees, public transit and roads.
Emil Jacobs' "cTrain" idea involves trains that travel both above and below a single track and increase car supply based on demand.
The First Responder Network Authority is looking for a vendor for its nationwide public safety network.
The company has launched a third-party application in New York City that allows people to hail rides for others.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement signals a support for fully autonomous vehicles that was lacking in a regulatory announcement last month from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
The automaker plans to test a program at three dealerships in Austin, Texas, where groups can jointly lease a vehicle — an idea that strikes at the heart of a few futuristic transportation trends.
The controversial decision is estimated to cost the state a minimum of $23 million.
Rhode Island's first chief innovation officer, Richard Culatta, brings decades of experience innovating in the education sector.
The ride-sharing company has partnered with TransLoc to offer a smartphone application that integrates its services with public transit.
The position will be held by Candace Faber, who's led such hackathons as the city's Hack the Commute event last March.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters last week that he plans on giving guidance on how his department will approach autonomous vehicles, but isn't working on plans to regulate them.
The committee is composed of representatives from local governments, researchers from academia and industry experts.
Mobileye has become the second private company to add perks to the ultimate prize the U.S. Department of Transportation plans to award to the winner of its "Smart City Challenge."
After 16 months with the organization, Executive Director Chris Gates said it's time for a new challenge.
Digital collections are growing in substance as public institutions, like the New York Public Library, digitize more and more of their inventory.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently named two new ways the state will protect its systems and the data of its citizens.
Audi will begin testing self-driving cars at a California racetrack, while Ford is tripling its autonomous vehicle fleet.
The telecommunications provider announced several new Internet of Things initiatives aimed at government, transportation, developers and other commercial customers on Tuesday.
The map shows citizens weather information, sandbag availability, power outage statuses and more.
Kentucky's CIO resigned last month following Matt Bevin's ascension to governor two weeks prior, and Jim Barnhart has been promoted from deputy to acting commissioner of the Commonwealth Office of Technology.
The latest iteration of White House visitation records puts the cumulative total at more than 5 million visitor names published over the last 6 years.
General Motors will lend its expertise in developing autonomous vehicle technology to Lyft, which hopes to put a fleet of on-demand, self-driving cars on the road within the next decade.
After four-and-a-half years with the city, Ebeid has left for a position in the private sector.
A computational error is believed to be responsible for the early release of inmates from the Washington state Department of Corrections.
The U.S. Department of Energy wants rooftop air conditioning units to run more efficiently, saving millions of tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere in the process.
A new report concludes that app-driven transportation companies like Uber and Lyft are having an increasing impact on society and therefore need greater consideration and oversight by their governments.
Choosing the best tool for the job requires leaving all options on the table for many city planners.
Siemens has worked in Ann Arbor for a decade testing out connected vehicle technology, and will now set up its Center of Excellence for Intelligent Traffic Technology in the city.
The new rules will take effect Dec. 21 and will apply to all drones weighing between a half-pound and 55 pounds — generally considered to be hobby drones.
A 2013 lawsuit just opened up to 160,000 Uber drivers. Here's why that matters.
The California Department of Technology on Thursday morning officially launched a pilot program to rate IT vendors to increase performance and accountability in state technology projects.
The new website is “designed to improve the experience of businesses selling products and services to the state of California” and replaces the previous system known as BidSync.
Following recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States and a new focus on how the Internet is being used to coordinate among radical groups, lawmakers have introduced a bill to require the reporting of terrorist activities by social media networks.
After bipartisan support from the Senate, legislation that replaces President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act is expected to be signed into law by President Obama later this month.
The website offers a map showing Internet speeds by area.
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality shares a detailed analysis of policies enacted at the state level that impact teacher effectiveness.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is offering $40 million in funding for data-driven transportation projects.
The U.S. capital's latest renewable energy arrangement comes after a wind power purchase in July.
A group of investor-owned utilities wants to enact a plan to save nearly 3 percent of retail-sold electricity per year.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have estimated that the availability of fully autonomous cars would increase the number of drivers on the road.
The state Department of Transportation has decided to focus on existing roads instead of expansions, citing research that shows increasing the number of lanes only adds more traffic.
Google has secured a patent to help its autonomous vehicles bridge the communications gap with pedestrians.
Though the city and vendors disagree on reasons for problems, a company executive says her team is focused on working with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection so its portion of the project is a success.
Expensive, inaccessible and bad for competition make California's high-speed rail plan a dud, according to a U.C. Santa Barbara economics professor.
The California Department of Water Resources is launching a series of new boundaries that are easily accessible through a new Web portal.
Hoboken, N.J., is planning a microgrid, powered by natural gas and renewable energy, to help keep the power on for emergency responders and some citizens.
Speakers at the Los Angeles Auto Show said they believe that as vehicles learn to drive themselves, fewer people will own cars.
It's back to consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for Chris Estes, the North Carolina CIO of nearly three years.
The Toyota i-Road is a three-wheel, low-speed vehicle that the company wants to find uses for in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A partner at the design consultancy IDEO has predicted that self-driving cars will lead to revolutions in car design, which could lead to new players in the auto industry.
The U.S. Department of Energy has highlighted several green technologies ahead of the country's participation in climate talks in Paris this December.
A handful of local governments were recognized for their innovative uses of cloud-based solutions and tools.
Designers of the Tucannon River Wind Farm bought local materials, minimized concrete use and chose turbine locations carefully in order to reduce the project's impact.
A recently awarded Department of Homeland Security contract for wearable, passive detection technology could soon result in better protection against nuclear and radiological threats at sea and land ports across the country.
After a few years of searching for the right CISO, Illinois' technology office is confident in its choice.
The new chief information officer, who replaces former CIO Gail Roper, is set to begin in early 2016.
Voters in the Lone Star State approved Proposition 7, setting aside more money for infrastructure projects in the future.
Government officials aiming to promote transparency and accountability have at their disposal a tool that becomes increasingly legitimate with each new project.
Peer-to-peer cybersecurity threat intelligence exchanges are becoming more popular among IT professionals, a recent survey found.
Charles T. Thompson held the CIO position in Houston since 2012.
The proposed project would treat sewage water and bring it up to drinking quality standards.
The Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan (CSIP) is the latest addition to the Obama administration's larger efforts to combat cyber threats.
The Federal Aviation Administration hopes to begin registering hobby drones as retailers ramp up for mounting sales of the aircraft during the holiday season.
Some Republicans aren't happy about the new emissions regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, but California Gov. Jerry Brown won't budge.
With no legal framework regulating the exchange of personal information across shores, the U.S. and the European Union hash out the details of a new plan.
Morgan Reed, former Expedia executive, takes Arizona's top technology spot.
The track will test out technology that proponents hope will provide an alternative to air travel.
If one Southern California developer's big promises come to be, Lilac Hills Ranch will be the first community in the nation to offer its citizens a private vehicle network where self-driving cars would be summoned via an app.
Green investments can save money, but appraisers often don't take into account their full value when assessing buildings, a pair of reports from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab asserts.
The city plans to mount sensors on public infrastructure as a tool for attracting business and gathering data for city employees.
Safer roads mean fewer accidents, fewer accidents means lower premiums.
Juneau, Alaska, city officials and commerce partners want electric buses shuttling tourists to its local glacier and electric boats taking them whale watching.
Google has been allowing people to see a 'street view' of California State Parks in a partnership with the state to spur tourism, and released another batch of tours.
The state will pay less for customers' unused solar power, but a green energy advocacy institute says that presents an opportunity for people to use as much of their own power as possible instead of sending it back to the grid.
After a decade overseeing technology in Missouri, Tim Robyn will move on.
Free speech trumps the protection of voting integrity in a recent judicial ruling.
Connected vehicles and infrastructure promise to transform the urban landscape, but not before cities address the costs, management challenges and public concerns with the technology.
The new policy will provide alerts to platform users believed to be targeted by hackers after personal information.
Mark VanOrden is on his way out and Mike Hussey, one time winner of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Outstanding Public Service, will replace him.
The automaker will introduce updates to its Cadillac line and begin testing fully autonomous Chevrolet Volts at a company facility in Michigan in 2016.
Pacific Gas & Electric, which serves much of California, hopes to cut carbon emissions and its own fuel bill by purchasing more electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.
Gov. Bill Walker says the state needs money to help coastal villages. But most of Alaska's budget comes from oil.
The car can't do everything by itself, but it has the ability to take on some aspects of driving via a software update available as of Thursday morning.
Mayor Ed Lee urged residents to use the city's 311 application to report those who appear to be in need of “well-being checks.”
UberRUSH has been rolled out to a few merchants in three cities with plans to expand to more stores in more locations.
The automaker is looking toward hydrogen fuel cells and hybrids, not electric, as the future of low-carbon driving.
The national market for environmentally friendly infrastructure is rapidly growing, and LEED hones in on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health.
Alongside a trend of delivery services switching to low-carbon fuel sources, UPS has built up a fleet of electric, natural gas and other alternative-fuel vehicles.
The social media titan announced staff eliminations for “smaller and nimbler team.”